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Green Bean Casserole Recipe

You can not go wrong with a classic green bean casserole recipe filled with canned or fresh green beans, mushroom soup, and topped with fried onions. Try this Thanksgiving recipe for your next gathering!

green bean casserole in baking dish on table

I truly feel that green bean casserole is the most underrated recipe of Thanksgiving. It combines my absolute favorite veggie with crispy onions. SO. GOOD. It also happens to be incredibly easy.

Recipe Features:

  • Quick and Easy: This recipe is incredibly simple to make with minimal steps.
  • 5 Ingredient Side Dish: Only 5 main ingredients, with the addition of pepper.
  • 30-Minute Recipe: Start to finish, this recipe is ready in just 30 minutes.
can of green beans inside baking dish

What You’ll Need:

This recipe is based off of the classic Campbell’s recipe which uses a cream soup base and canned beans. Full instructions and ingredient measurements can be found in the recipe card below.

  • Cream Soup: I used cream of mushroom, however you could also use cream of chicken.
  • Green Beans: Canned is preferred, but I also included instructions for using fresh green beans.
  • French Fried Onions: This classic topping can be found next to the green beans in the grocery store.
Homemade green bean casserole with spoon in dish

How to make the best green bean casserole recipe:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the soup, milk, soy sauce, pepper, beans, and 2/3 cups of onions in a casserole bowl.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbly.
  4. Sprinkle with the remaining onions and bake an additional five minutes or until the onions are golden.
Homemade green bean casserole

Tips and FAQ’s:

This recipe is fairly straight forward. The instruction list is clear and simple, but there are a few tips I can suggest. Below are the most common questions for homemade green bean casserole.

How to make this recipe ahead:

This recipe can be made in advance through step 2. Cover the casserole dish and keep stored in the refrigerator. When ready to bake, remove the cover and follow the directions.

Using fresh green beans vs canned:

The beauty of this recipe is that you can easily substitute fresh green beans for canned. You will need to steam the fresh beans for 5 to 6 minutes, or until soft, before adding to the casserole. Be sure to trim before you steam.

French Fried Onions

What goes with green bean casserole?

We love to serve this recipe at Thanksgiving, but it pairs well with so many dishes! Some of our favorites are Smoked Turkey Breast, Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu, Malibu Chicken, or Oven Roasted Chicken.

What can be substituted for French fried onions?

No fried onions? No problem! You can substitute this crispy topping with regular potato chips!

Green Bean Casserole Recipe spooned onto plate

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Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

You can not go wrong with a classic green bean casserole recipe filled with canned or fresh green beans, mushroom soup, and topped with fried onions. Try this Thanksgiving recipe for your next gathering!

Ingredients

  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups cooked green beans
  • 1-1/3 cup French fried onions

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix the soup, milk, soy sauce, pepper, beans, and 2/3 cups of onions in a casserole bowl.

3. Bake for 25 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbly.

4. Sprinkle with the remaining onions and bake an additional five minutes or until the onions are golden.

Notes

No crispy onions? Try plain potato chips.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 755mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g
You can not go wrong with a classic green bean casserole recipe filled with canned or fresh green beans, mushroom soup, and topped with fried onions. Try this Thanksgiving recipe for your next gathering!

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Kaylynn

Friday 15th of November 2013

I'm a recent convert to the green bean casserole concept. My opinion: ANYTHING with those french fried onions on it is delicious. Just saying. Thanks for sharing! Mwa!

Yvonne @ TriedandTasty

Friday 15th of November 2013

I've never been a fan of green bean casserole, but so many people are that I want to make it - I'm on a quest to adapt the recipe to eliminate the creamed soup! I know my aunt would love this, I'll have to share your recipe with her :)

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