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Green Bean Casserole Recipe

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Green Bean Casserole Recipe Hip2Save

Are you thinking about your Thanksgiving menu for this year yet?  Do you stick with the same items or do you change it up a bit? One of our favorite must have dishes is a green bean casserole.  It doesn’t feel right without it! Plus this holiday classic dish is super easy to make. You can use frozen or canned green beans – whatever is easiest for you.

Classic Green Bean Casserole

(Adapted from the French’s French Fried Onions Can)

Ingredients:
1 can (10 3/4 ounces)  Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2  cup milk
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 (14.5ounces) cans of green beans, drained
1 1/3 cups  French Fried Onions, divided

Directions:
Combine soup, milk and pepper in a 1 1/2 -quart baking dish; stir until blended. Stir in beans and 2/3 cup French Fried Onions. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until hot. Stir. Sprinkle with remaining 2/3 cup onions. Bake 5 minutes or until onions are golden.

Tip: My favorite condensed soup for this is Trader Joe’s Cream of Portabella Mushroom Soup… It tastes extra fancy 🙂 

Classic Green Bean Casserole

The toasted onions are the best part, aren’t they? Who else likes a little of this leftover on a turkey sandwich the next day?! Yum.

Green Bean Thanksgiving Recipe

Will you be making green bean casserole this year?

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Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime!

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Comments 53

  1. Caitlin

    I hate onions with a passion lol…anyone have any other ideas to top it with other than the traditional French fried onions?

    • Misty Nicole Overstreet

      Yes, I feel ya girl! I am allergic to onions and cannot eat them so over the years I have used other things and find that bok choy or lightely seasoned with pepper is a winner. I also use toasted almonds as well.

        • Laura

          You could crush up some sort of buttery cracker, like Ritz with some melted butter and top it with that.

    • janel

      This might sound weird but use sweet onion flavored kettle chips (not really oniony)

      We used those in place of the fried onions last year so it was gluten free and it was amazing

    • Bella

      I just found out I have an onion allergy – I am going to try corn flakes on top this year.

    • Caitlin

      You ladies are amazing! THANK YOU!

    • Marie

      Here’s a recipe I wanted to try this year… If you think its a bit to much work them maybe you can use the topping from here…

      Green Bean casserole…. One bite and you will never go back to the “old way” of making green bean casserole ever again. No “cream of something” soup in this baby. This recipe is much better than the standard mushroom soup and French fried onion version

      Ingredients= 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon white sugar 1/4 cup onion, diced 1 cup sour cream 3 (14.5 ounce) cans French style green beans, drained 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup crumbled buttery round crackers 1 tablespoon butter, melted

      Directions= 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

      • Caitlin

        Yummm!! I am going to try this 🙂 Thanks!!!

      • dianna

        This is the only way I make green bean casserole now!!! IT’S DELICIOUS!! Found the recipe on Pinterest about 2 years ago.

    • Anonymous

      We have made this for years, always using frenchs French fried onions!

    • Betsy

      panko crumbs 🙂

  2. Denessa

    I loooove green bean casserole!

    • bonnie

      We add slivered almonds-yummy

  3. Bella

    One small suggestion from taking this recipe from good to impressive – use real green beans. A lot of times you can find them cheaper than the canned ones right in the produce section. Boil them to cook them and mix everything together the same as above…so much better!!
    Thanks for the TJ’s soup suggestion – definitely picking that up to try!

    • Laura

      SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better with fresh green beans! The canned ones don’t even taste like green beans to me!

      • Anonymous

        Amen to that! 🙂

    • k3llyb

      Totally agree! Fresh green beans and even fresh sliced baby bella mushrooms and onion to add some extra vegetation and texture. I figure it’s already got mushroom soup so why not fresh mushrooms? The flavors work well together and since I have kids I try to squeeze in all the veggies I can manage!

  4. Amanda

    I really hope no one actually needed this recipe, but it sure it yummy 🙂

  5. Cannielle

    I add corns and bacon strips to it, very fattening but good.

  6. Jenn mace

    We have it every year and love it. My husband hates green beans but he will eat this casserole. I know it’s weird, but hey…he eats it.

    • Laura

      Mine too!

  7. Kim

    I make Paula Deen’s recipe every year. It’s always a huge hit – sometimes I have to make a second pan just to be sure there’s still some around the next day! Plus, I feel like using all the fresh produce balances out the cheese health-wise and it’s just sooo savory and ooey-gooey.

  8. Laura

    My father in law used to add bacon and onions to his. I have a very old recipe and it says to add soy sauce (not very much, maybe like 1/4 tsp).

    • Terezia C.

      Thank you! My husband always made this and I swore the first few times he had put soy sauce in it. Then when I went to make it, he said follow the directions on the container, that’s all he did and it never said soy sauce. I wonder when they changed that. Lol. Either way you have solved a mystery for me. Haha. 🙂

    • Ashley

      I put soy sauce in mine too! And I use French cut green beans

  9. Kelli Joy

    I’m only allowed to make this during Thanksgiving Holiday, otherwise, we get sick of eating it. I also have to buy 2 boxes of the Fried onions for I can eat a whole box as is. They are SO good!

  10. JV

    If you all are tired of the traditional green bean casserole might I offer up my family recipe:

    Add a at least 2 cans of Cheddar soup, shredded cheese and lots of chopped bacon.

  11. Susie

    Throw some shredded cheddar on top of the beans during the last 10 minutes of baking. Yum!

  12. mel

    Am I the only one whose family doesn’t eat this? Had it once at a friends house when I was younger and blech..

    • Julie

      I don’t like it either….

      • AF

        I think it’s gross too. I don’t like “cream of anything” soup.

    • cathy

      we don’t it. we are not fans of mushroom soup. we are not fans of onions. too much fat if i tried the sour cream or cheddar suggestions.

      • David

        LOL the above people have no clue what the heck they are talking about!!!! Cheese has acids in it that help promote in the burning of fat so anyone saying cheese is fattening sorry but you are a idiot that has no clue what you are talking about. Onions like Garlic help lower blood pressure. Sour Cream helps your digestive system.

  13. Patty

    If anyone is looking for a green bean caserole that from more natural ingredients (I tend to eat what is called clean eating and love the site I am pasting below) check this one out. I made somthing similiar last year and couldn’t find the recipe so searched again this year and found this one that is pretty close. It was a huge hit last yeard – but a bit more work if you are up for it. http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2013/11/12/recipe-green-bean-casserole-french-fried-onions/#more-12244

    Enjoy!

  14. Laura

    Here is a recipe I plan to try instead of the regular green bean casserole. It uses a buttery cracker topping in place of the onions. Was recommended by a friend. C:\Users\Laura\Desktop\Green Bean Casserole.docx

    • Laura

      Sorry, here it is:
      Green Bean Casserole

      One bite and you will never go back to the “old way” of making green bean casserole ever again. No “cream of something” soup in this baby. This recipe is much better than the standard mushroom soup and French fried onion version
      2 tablespoons butter
      2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
      1 teaspoon salt
      1 teaspoon white sugar
      1/4 cup onion, diced
      1 cup sour cream
      3 (14.5 ounce) cans French style green beans, drained
      2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
      1/2 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.

      • Marie

        Ha I hadn’t read through all the comments and just posted this as a reply for someone else… LOL I am planning on trying this as well!

      • LL

        Anyone know how much this translates to in fresh green beans? Totally making this, thanks Laura!!

  15. Laura

    My mom made this every holiday growing up. She always used half the amount of beans( french cut) and used broccoli for the rest. Coming from a family of broccoli lovers, it tasted amazing!

  16. Sheena

    Love me some bean green casserole. My favorite food at Thanksgiving…no lie. Yes, I know, pathetic 🙂

  17. Vivian

    This is probably the most popular side item on my Thanksgiving table! I usually triple the recipe so that my brother and husband can eat it for days lol!

  18. Samantha

    Anyone know of a dairy/egg free version? My son has allergies and this is his first thanksgiving where he will be eating real food and not breast milk. I’m trying to make all the standard thanksgiving food but find it difficult and frustrating. Every frozen turkey I have found is already basted in butter.

    • Em

      Everyone insists I bring a “normal” dish (we are all near raw vegans except for breast milk & formula) to holidays…goodness forbid they experiment! So- I bring this. I use almond milk instead of soy. I also French fry my own onions and leave off all of the rest of the toppings…soy is gross and vegan margarine is trash.

      http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/11/best-vegan-green-bean-casserole.html

      • Samantha

        Thank you soooo much! That looks like something I can make.

        • Em

          Any vegan recipe will be safe for your kiddo 🙂 Also- for the turkey they sell just breasts. You could buy some and cook them just for him 🙂

          • David

            To be completely not able to eat eggs or dairy? Are you sure it is not lactose and egg yoke issues? Because if it is full on dairy and eggs as a whole your child would not be able to stand breast milk. What you need to do in all these recipes is sub out milk for lactose free and with all eggs get the egg whites. When it calls for 1 egg sub 2 egg whites in its place and you have the same amount of egg minus the yoke which your child has problems with same for milk lactose free will solve that issue. Cheese there are many options available that are lactose free.

  19. Jen Mc

    Wish I could find a Gluten free recipe for this! Cream of mushroom soup is not GF 🙁 have yet to find one that is! Maybe will just have to make my own – but who has time for that?? Lol

    • Em

      Use my recipe above! We’re gluten free too. They suggest a variety of brands in their recipe but I always just use my safe stuff

  20. LG

    My DH hates this, but I love it, so I usually make a small batch for holidays. It isn’t the holiday unless green bean casserole is served. Love it.

  21. Jill

    I add a dash of soy sauce to the recipe.

  22. chris

    This was an awesome dish! Even my kid that doesn’t usually like regular chicken Alfredo love it!

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