This Green Bean Casserole Recipe is the Best Retro Comfort Food
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This iconic Campbell’s green bean casserole recipe is a family tradition for so many, and is easy to prep as a Thanksgiving side dish!
Green bean casserole isn’t only a Thanksgiving recipe!
I actually enjoy yummy holiday-inspired side dishes all year long. Every family has their own traditions and recipe favorites, and creamy green bean casserole with those yummy crunchy onions is definitely one of ours. It’s EASY to make, has nostalgic retro vibes, and is usually the first to disappear.
I love that it takes just a few inexpensive pantry ingredients to make, and comes out delicious every single time!
Do you know the history of green bean casserole?
According to Smithsonian.com, 20 million Americans will be making this iconic 6 ingredient recipe during the holidays. It was first developed in 1955 by Dorcas Reilly who worked as a recipe developer in the Campbell’s Soup test kitchen.
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Classic Green Bean Casserole
yield: 6 SERVINGS
prep time: 5 MINUTES
cook time: 30 MINUTES
total time: 35 MINUTES
Make this classic green bean casserole for your next dinner side dish, your crowd will love this tried and true retro recipe!
Tips for making this recipe for green bean casserole:
- You can change up the green beans and use canned, frozen, or fresh. To use fresh green beans, you’ll need to boil them for about 5 minutes first, and then incorporate them into the casserole to bake.
- Have a larger crowd? Double the recipe. This idea is super easy to double, and the leftovers are just as delicious on a turkey sandwich the next day!
- This is an easy dish to prep ahead! For instance, you can put everything in the casserole dish beforehand, store it in the fridge or freezer, and then pop it in the oven before mealtime.
Green bean casserole is a family tradition of ours, how about you?
Growing up, my family always made bacon and green beans for Thanksgiving, so I didn’t experience green bean casserole until I was married and my husband’s family made it. Today we usually incorporate both yummy green bean side dishes into our Thanksgiving dinner, and I LOVE it!
I appreciate simple ideas like this that take just a few minutes to compile since so many holiday dishes can get overly complicated. This one is a breeze to make, and is super comforting!
Looking for more delicious Thanksgiving side dish recipes?
- Cranberry Pecan Brussels Sprouts
- Sage Sausage Stuffing
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- Easy Bacon Green Beans