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Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

For Thanksgiving or any other time of year

Jane Bruce

Green Bean Casserole

Extremely simple and extremely flavorful, this dish a must for Thanksgiving dinner! Enjoy at Thanksgiving or all year long, either way, the simple combination of fried onions, green beans, and mushroom soup makes for a magical combination.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans cut green beans
  • 1 8oz. can roasted cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 2 Cups French fried crispy onions
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Servings12

Calories Per Serving46

Folate equivalent (total)20µg5%


Our Favorite Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole Recipes

This warm, creamy casserole is a classic for a reason! Good-for-you green beans get a major makeover with the addition of rich, savory sauce and a crowd-pleasing crunchy topping. Whether you’re keeping things traditional or trying something new, these recipes are ones you’re guaranteed to return to year after year.

Related To:

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©Armando Rafael Photography

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kana Okada ©2011, Kana Okada

The Best Green Bean Casserole

We bring extra umami (a savoriness) to a traditional green bean casserole with the addition of dried shiitake mushrooms. Once rehydrated, they turn soft and earthy, and their soaking liquid adds oomph to the sauce as well.

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

This easy casserole is the perfect fix for that holiday oven traffic jam. It gets you all the flavors of a traditional baked casserole in half the time.

Green Bean and Potato Casserole

Those of you who mix all your Thanksgiving dishes together once they hit your plate already know, but we'll go ahead and explain it for everyone else: Potatoes and green beans are simply better together. And when they're topped with melty cheese, crumbled bacon and crispy fried onions, they're out-of-this-world delicious.

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is a true fall comfort dish its creamy sauce, tender green beans and crunchy onion topping will have everyone coming back for seconds. We substituted a few vegan ingredients, such as unsweetened almond milk and vegan sour cream, for an equally comforting side dish that all can enjoy. Assemble the entire casserole in a large oven-proof skillet for easy cooking and minimal cleanup.

Classic Green Bean Casserole

You'll find everything you know and love about green bean casserole in this bubbling dish, but the panko-breaded, fried red onions definitely put it a step above the rest.

Fried Green Bean Casserole

Though the traditional green bean casserole is always delicious, go ahead and change it up a bit. This battered and fried variation comes together quickly thanks to the use of prepared pancake mix. Drizzle an addictively creamy gravy over the crispy vegetables after they come out of the fryer and watch this dish disappear in no time.

Green Bean and Tomato Casserole

Canned cherry tomatoes and chopped fresh rosemary bring a level of flavor to green bean casserole that no one will expect, but everyone will love.

Best Ever Green Bean Casserole

Alton Brown does more with his golden-brown onion topping than just put it on top of his casserole &mdash he also tosses about a quarter of it with his green bean! Talk about flavor in every bite.

Tex-Mex Green Bean Casserole

Kick things up with poblano chile peppers, a pinch of cayenne pepper and ancho chile powder in this 5-star side. Top the dish with ground tortilla chips and crumbled Cotija cheese and you'll forget all about breadcrumbs.

Green Bean Casserole

Ree Drummond's secrets to setting your casserole apart from the rest? A homemade Cheddar cheese sauce, a little cayenne pepper and fresh green beans.

Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Whip up this comforting side dish with a couple of supermarket shortcuts: Pre-sliced mushrooms and canned french-fried onions will help you save on prep time.

Green Bean Casserole With Crispy Shallots

Lightening up a traditional Thanksgiving dish without losing all the flavor might sound impossible, but Ellie Krieger's version makes it happen. Use low-fat milk and less than a half-cup of Parmesan for creamy results that won't break the calorie bank.

Green Bean and Pearl Onion Casserole

Onion and mushroom lovers, unite! Tyler Florence's green bean casserole features pearl onions and a chopped shallot on the inside, and thinly sliced fried shallots cover the top. The assorted mushrooms add a variety of flavor to his "mushroom soup" that coats all the vegetables.

Stovetop Green Bean Casserole

Add an extra sour cream to your Thanksgiving grocery list. Once you see how incredibly rich it makes Alex Guarnaschelli's green bean casserole, you'll never stick to heavy cream alone again.

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Buttery sauteed mushrooms complement the blanched fresh green beans, which stay slightly firm even after baking, in this casserole.


Recipe Summary

  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup or Campbell's® Condensed 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 cups cooked cut green beans
  • 2 ⅔ cups French's® French Fried Onions

Stir soup, milk, soy sauce, pepper, beans and 1 1/3 cups onions in 3-qt. casserole.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 min. or until hot. Stir.

Top with remaining onions. Bake for 5 min. more.

For a festive touch, stir in 1/2 cup chopped red pepper with soup.


Recipe Summary

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans French style green beans, drained
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup crumbled buttery round crackers
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth, and cook for one minute. Stir in the salt, sugar, onion, and sour cream. Add green beans, and stir to coat.

Transfer the mixture to a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Spread shredded cheese over the top. In a small bowl, toss together cracker crumbs and remaining butter, and sprinkle over the cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is golden and cheese is bubbly.


Green Bean Casserole

This from-scratch green bean casserole is a cinch and can be made ahead of time. and can be adapted however you'd like. Have fun with it!

fresh green beans, ends cut off

slices bacon, cut into 1/4 inch pieces

whole large onion, chopped

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

grated sharp cheddar cheese

jar (4 ounce) sliced pimentos, drained

Chicken broth, if needed for thinning

  1. Cut green beans in half if you like pieces to be a little smaller. Blanch the green beans: drop them into lightly salted boiling water and allow green beans to cook for about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove them from the boiling water with a slotted spoon and immediately plunge them into a bowl of ice cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain beans once they're cool and set aside.
  2. Add bacon pieces to a skillet over medium heat. Cook bacon for two minutes, then add diced onion and garlic and continue cooking for 3 to 5 minutes, or until bacon is done (but not crisp) and onions are golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a separate skillet or saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Sprinkle flour into the pan and whisk immediately to evenly mix it into the butter. Cook for a minute or two, then pour in milk and half and half. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, while sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Add salt, pepper, and cayenne then add the grated cheddar. Stir while cheese melts. If sauce is too thick, splash in some chicken broth as needed. Turn off heat.
  4. Add pimentos to pan, then add bacon/onion mixture. Stir to combine. Pour over green beans and stir gently to combine. Pour into a baking dish and top with panko crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and panko crumbs are golden.

Thanksgiving is just over two weeks away, and boy is my whisk tired. I&rsquove been cooking Thanksgiving dishes to share with you and in the process, I&rsquove even been storing up things like pie crusts and cornbread for my own spread. I&rsquove have had a blast making a complete mess of of my kitchen.

And I&rsquove considered selling the house when it&rsquos time to clean up.

And I&rsquove told my children to make friends with washing dishes, but fast. It&rsquos worked out nicely for me!

Today I&rsquom sharing a from-scratch green bean casserole that&rsquos a cinch to make and a nice departure from the cream-of-mushroom standby we all know and love. The wonderful thing about it, besides the fact that it contains bacon, is that it begins with a plain white sauce, which can be adapted in any number of ways. Use a combination of different cheeses, add a little mustard, some mushrooms&ndashwhatever floats your boat. And while I opted for a topping of panko breadcrumbs, you can substitute the yummy french fried onions (or crushed potato chips you heard me) if that&rsquos more to your liking.

Have fun with it! The green bean casserole world is your oyster.

Just don&rsquot add oysters. You&rsquoll need them for the dressing.

But that&rsquos another story for another time.

Here&rsquos what you need. Green beans, butter, flour, milk, half-and-half, salt, pepper, cayenne, cheddar cheese, bacon, onion, garlic, and panko bread crumbs.

Sorry about the exposure in this photo, but I am an eternally imperfect person.

Grab a few green beans at a time, then lop off the tops and bottoms. If you like the green beans a little smaller, cut them in half or thirds. I left mine whole because I&rsquom a rebel, a middle child, a malcontent, and a misanthrope.

And I know some people prefer to sit on the porch with a bowl in their laps, methodically snapping off the ends of their beans.

But I&rsquom not one of those people.

When it comes to green beans, I take the easy road.

I want the green beans to be slightly tender but still a little crisp, so we need to blanch them. Throw the beans into boiling water and let them cook for about three minutes, more if you want them a little more soft.

Remove them from the boiling water with a slotted spoon, then plunge them into a bowl of icy cold water. This will stop the cooking process in its tracks.

Next, just drain the beans and set them aside. Reflect on the gorgeous color of green. Consider taking one of the green beans to Lowe&rsquos and having them match a can of paint so you can pain a nightstand or a mirror.

Remember that you really don&rsquot feel like painting anything right now.


  • 1 pinch Paula Deen's House Seasoning
  • 1 (2.8 oz) can French-fried onion rings
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups sliced green beans
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/3 stick butter
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Sauté the onions and mushrooms in the butter. Boil green beans in chicken broth for 10 minutes and drain. Add the green beans, mushroom soup, onion rings and House Seasoning to taste. Stir well. Pour into a greased 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes, then top the casserole with the Cheddar and bake for 10 minutes longer, or until the casserole is hot and cheese is melted.


Delicious green bean casserole with cream of chicken, french’s fried onions, and seasoned to perfection!

Omg y’all! I have the best green bean casserole recipe to share with you all in this post! Not only is this green bean casserole super delicious, but it’s extremely easy to make as well!

This isn’t my first green bean casserole recipe that I’ve shared. I’ve actually made a green bean casserole with cheese in the past. So many of you loved that recipe, so I’m going to share one of my other favorite green bean casserole recipes.

Again, this recipe for green bean casserole is super easy. We’re taking a shortcut by using cream of chicken soup. So no worries, this is not a green bean casserole from scratch.

I like to use canned green beans for this green bean casserole, but if you’d like, you can certainly use fresh or frozen green beans.


Recipe Summary

  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • 6 large shallots, cut into very thin rounds, rings separated
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 pounds green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 pound button mushrooms, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • 14.5 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. In a large bowl, toss together shallots and 1 1/4 cups flour until shallots are evenly coated. In batches, shake off excess flour from shallots and fry until golden and crisp, about 5 minutes, adjusting heat if shallots are browning too quickly. With a slotted spoon, transfer to sheet and season with salt. Set aside. (Store in an airtight container at room temperature with a layer of paper towels underneath, up to 2 days.)

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook green beans until crisp-tender, 6 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. Pat dry. (To store, refrigerate in a resealable plastic bag, up to 1 day.)

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high. Add mushrooms and cook until liquid has evaporated, about 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add 1/4 cup flour and cook, stirring, until incorporated, about 1 minute. Whisking constantly, gradually add broth, then milk. Bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. (To store, refrigerate with plastic wrap on surface, up to 2 days. Reheat before using.)

Add green beans to mushroom sauce and toss to coat. Transfer mixture to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Bake until bubbling around edges, about 15 minutes. Serve topped with fried shallots.


16 Green Bean Casserole Recipe Ideas for the Best Thanksgiving Ever

This Thanksgiving, elevate your standard casserole with these recipes featuring unexpected ingredients, like fried shallots, gruyere, and cauliflower. Not a fan of casseroles? Not a problem &mdash substitute the dish with another amazing green bean recipe instead!

The secret ingredient to this creamy green bean dish is the crunchy cheese crackers sprinkled on top.

Get the recipe at Country Living.

A gooier, cheesier spin on a classic casserole that's guaranteed to be a showstopper.

Get the recipe at Good Housekeeping.

This year, make your casserole even more decadent by topping it with crunchy, crispy onion rings.

Get the recipe at Delish.

With this creamy, indulgent 15-minute recipe, you'll save time and oven space by microwaving the ingredients for 7 to 8 minutes.


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Our Favorite Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole Recipes

This warm, creamy casserole is a classic for a reason! Good-for-you green beans get a major makeover with the addition of rich, savory sauce and a crowd-pleasing crunchy topping. Whether you’re keeping things traditional or trying something new, these recipes are ones you’re guaranteed to return to year after year.

Related To:

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©Armando Rafael Photography

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kana Okada ©2011, Kana Okada

The Best Green Bean Casserole

We bring extra umami (a savoriness) to a traditional green bean casserole with the addition of dried shiitake mushrooms. Once rehydrated, they turn soft and earthy, and their soaking liquid adds oomph to the sauce as well.

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

This easy casserole is the perfect fix for that holiday oven traffic jam. It gets you all the flavors of a traditional baked casserole in half the time.

Green Bean and Potato Casserole

Those of you who mix all your Thanksgiving dishes together once they hit your plate already know, but we'll go ahead and explain it for everyone else: Potatoes and green beans are simply better together. And when they're topped with melty cheese, crumbled bacon and crispy fried onions, they're out-of-this-world delicious.

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is a true fall comfort dish its creamy sauce, tender green beans and crunchy onion topping will have everyone coming back for seconds. We substituted a few vegan ingredients, such as unsweetened almond milk and vegan sour cream, for an equally comforting side dish that all can enjoy. Assemble the entire casserole in a large oven-proof skillet for easy cooking and minimal cleanup.

Classic Green Bean Casserole

You'll find everything you know and love about green bean casserole in this bubbling dish, but the panko-breaded, fried red onions definitely put it a step above the rest.

Fried Green Bean Casserole

Though the traditional green bean casserole is always delicious, go ahead and change it up a bit. This battered and fried variation comes together quickly thanks to the use of prepared pancake mix. Drizzle an addictively creamy gravy over the crispy vegetables after they come out of the fryer and watch this dish disappear in no time.

Green Bean and Tomato Casserole

Canned cherry tomatoes and chopped fresh rosemary bring a level of flavor to green bean casserole that no one will expect, but everyone will love.

Best Ever Green Bean Casserole

Alton Brown does more with his golden-brown onion topping than just put it on top of his casserole &mdash he also tosses about a quarter of it with his green bean! Talk about flavor in every bite.

Tex-Mex Green Bean Casserole

Kick things up with poblano chile peppers, a pinch of cayenne pepper and ancho chile powder in this 5-star side. Top the dish with ground tortilla chips and crumbled Cotija cheese and you'll forget all about breadcrumbs.

Green Bean Casserole

Ree Drummond's secrets to setting your casserole apart from the rest? A homemade Cheddar cheese sauce, a little cayenne pepper and fresh green beans.

Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Whip up this comforting side dish with a couple of supermarket shortcuts: Pre-sliced mushrooms and canned french-fried onions will help you save on prep time.

Green Bean Casserole With Crispy Shallots

Lightening up a traditional Thanksgiving dish without losing all the flavor might sound impossible, but Ellie Krieger's version makes it happen. Use low-fat milk and less than a half-cup of Parmesan for creamy results that won't break the calorie bank.

Green Bean and Pearl Onion Casserole

Onion and mushroom lovers, unite! Tyler Florence's green bean casserole features pearl onions and a chopped shallot on the inside, and thinly sliced fried shallots cover the top. The assorted mushrooms add a variety of flavor to his "mushroom soup" that coats all the vegetables.

Stovetop Green Bean Casserole

Add an extra sour cream to your Thanksgiving grocery list. Once you see how incredibly rich it makes Alex Guarnaschelli's green bean casserole, you'll never stick to heavy cream alone again.

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Buttery sauteed mushrooms complement the blanched fresh green beans, which stay slightly firm even after baking, in this casserole.