11 Sinfully Easy Green Bean Casserole Recipes

Top 10 Sinfully Easy Green Bean Casserole Recipes

⌄ Scroll down to continue ⌄ Among the most popular side dishes for Thanksgiving, green bean casserole is one of my favorites. It’s easy to cook, cost effective, and delicious. Just to give you a better background about green bean casserole, here is more information: Green bean casserole is a casserole consisting of green beans

Green Bean Casserole

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If you’re looking for the best green bean casserole recipe, look no further. This version requires only four ingredients and takes just five minutes of prep time. This green bean casserole is made with cream of mushroom soup, for a reliably creamy taste and crispy fried onions for plenty of crunchy topping every time. Make our easy Green Bean Casserole even easier by pulling it together the day before, then pop it into the oven before the big meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) French-style green beans, drained
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 container (2.8 oz) crispy fried onions

Steps

  • 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. In 1 1/2-quart casserole or glass baking dish, mix green beans, soup and milk.

  • 2

    Bake 20 to 25 minutes, topping with onions during last 5 minutes of baking, until bubbly.

  • 3

    ALTERNATE METHOD: Heat oven to 325°F. In 1 1/2-quart casserole or glass baking dish, mix green beans, soup and milk. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, topping with onions during last 5 minutes of baking, until bubbly.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1

    Get this veggie dish ready the day before. Store covered in your fridge until ready to bake. Add a few extra minutes of bake time because it will be cold when it goes in the oven.

  • tip 2

    No crispy fried onions? Sprinkle on crumbled cooked bacon, toasted sliced almonds or lots of sliced green onions right before serving.

  • tip 3

    To be sure your baking dish holds 1-1/2 quarts (6 cups), use a liquid measuring cup to pour water into the dish till it’s full. You’ll want enough room so that the beans don’t completely fill the dish.

  • tip 4

    Frozen French-style green beans are an easy swap for the canned beans—give them a quick rinse under cool water in a colander and shake off the excess water before mixing the beans with the soup and milk. Cover tightly and hold overnight in the fridge if you’d like before baking.

  • tip 5

    Any cream-style condensed canned soup makes just the right sauce for the beans—celery or chicken are equally good. An additional dash of garlic or celery salt is a nice flavor booster.

  • tip 6

    This is the classic version of the dish, but it’s just one of many ways to make it. Creative cooks looking for a different spin could try cheesy versions (there are lots of fans of our Cheesy Green Bean Casserole or, to save some oven space, a slow cooker iteration, like our Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole.

  • tip 7

    The classic versions of this dish typically use canned or frozen green beans, and they result in a very tender and velvety textured casserole. We do not recommend substituting raw green beans in this particular recipe, as they’ll cook up to a different texture that might not be desirable. The bake time and temperature have not been developed to account for the needs of fresh green beans. However, casserole recipes made with fresh green bean versions do exist, and if that’s what you’re in search of, we suggest using a recipe that’s made exactly for those ingredients.

  • tip 8

    Picky eaters at the table? Any cream-style condensed canned soup makes just the right sauce for the beans—celery or cream of chicken are equally good. An additional dash of garlic or celery salt is a nice flavor booster.

Nutrition

110 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 10g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size:1 Serving
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
520mg
21%
Potassium
115mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
2g
Protein
1g
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:

0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Here’s how iconic classic green bean casserole is: the original recipe card is displayed in the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio. It’s the side dish that transforms an everyday meal into a memory-making Thanksgiving dinner. Some estimates say that 40 percent of the Cream of Mushroom soup sold in the United States goes into making green bean casserole. The popularity of green bean casserole just keeps growing, as a new generation discovers how easy it is to make and how delicious it can be. If making our best green bean casserole recipe inspires you to try more warm, comforting recipes, try another from our collection of top casserole and pot pies. You’ll love how easy these dishes will be to pull together, and you’re sure to appreciate the timing-saving, make-ahead options. Even better, casseroles are always a good choice when you’re serving a large crowd.

Green Bean Casserole – Campbell Soup Company

It is the dish everyone is expecting on the holidays, but it is so easy to make, you can serve it any day. Created by Campbell Test Kitchen Manager Dorcas Reilly in 1955, its creamy, smooth sauce and unmatchable flavor combined with its simplicity makes Green Bean Casserole so appealing. Just five ingredients and 10 minutes to put together, this family pleasing side has been a favorite for over 60 years.  Looking to try a new spin on the traditional?  Then try: Bacon & Cheddar Green Bean Casserole.

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $5.73

  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup or 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom Soup or Condensed Unsalted Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 4 cups cooked cut green beans
  • 1 1/3 cups French’s® French Fried Onions (amount divided in recipe steps below)

Instructions

  • Tips

    • If preparing using Unsalted Cream of Mushroom you can add salt to taste.  Our test kitchen found that 1/4 teaspoon of salt enhanced the flavor of the recipe and contributes an additional 98.3 mg of sodium per serving, but you can add less or more to make it right for you.
    • For Bite-Sized Green Bean Casseroles, cut the green beans into smaller, 1/2-inch, pieces and combine with the soup, milk, soy sauce and 2/3 cup French fried onions.  Spoon the mixture into frozen ready-to-use mini phyllo pastry cups and bake on a rimmed baking sheet at 350°F. for 7 minutes or until hot.  We like to use half the bean mixture to fill about 30 phyllo cups and then freeze the rest for a quick weeknight side dish!
    • For Mini Green Bean Casseroles (makes 16), heat the oven to 375°F.  Prep the bean mixture but substitute 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese for the soy sauce.  Roll 16 uncooked refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (two 16-ounce packages) into 4-inch circles and press into 16 muffin-pan cups.  Fill with the bean mixture and bake for 20 minutes.  Mix 1/3 cup French fried onions and 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese and sprinkle over the green bean mixture. Bake for another 5 minutes.
    • For Golden Green Bean Casserole: Substitute Campbell’s® Condensed Golden Mushroom Soup for the Cream of Mushroom Soup. Omit the soy sauce. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped red pepper with the green beans.
    • For Broccoli Casserole: Substitute 4 cups cooked broccoli florets for the green beans.
    • To add a festive touch: Stir in 1/4 cup chopped red pepper with the soup.
    • To add crunch:  Add 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds to the onion topping.
    • Chef Tip: Try this Italian version with pancetta and rosemary!  Cook 4 ounces pancetta, diced, in a skillet over medium heat until almost crisp.  Add 1/4 cup chopped onion and 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves to the skillet and cook until onion is tender.  Add the pancetta mixture to the soup mixture in Step 1.  In Step 2, sprinkle the remaining French fried onions with 1 tablespoon grated Pecorino Romano cheese, then bake as directed in Step 3.
    • For the cooked green beans: Use 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) green beans, drained, about 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans or 16 to 20 ounces frozen green beans, thawed, for this recipe.
  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 350°F.  Stir the soup, milk, soy sauce, beans and 2/3 cup onions in a 1 1/2-quart casserole.  Season the mixture with salt and pepper.

  • Step 2

    Bake for 25 minutes or until hot.  Stir the bean mixture.  Sprinkle with the remaining 2/3 cup onions.

  • Step 3

    Bake for another 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.

11 Sinfully Easy Green Bean Casserole Recipes

Among the most popular side dishes for Thanksgiving, green bean casserole is one of my favorites. It’s easy to cook, cost effective, and delicious.

Just to give you a better background about green bean casserole, here is more information: Green bean casserole is a casserole consisting of green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and french fried onions. Some recipes may also include ground black pepper and/or soy sauce. It is a popular Thanksgiving side dish in the United States. – Wikipedia

I assembled seven of my favorite green bean casserole recipes here, and added four more exciting ones with their links. If it’s your fancy, go ahead and try some of them. It would be my pleasure.

1. Classic Green Bean Casserole

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Nobody can imagine a holiday without green bean casserole. This crunchy classic is delectably easy to whip up, so it’s practical to serve it on any given day. I’ll let you in a secret: our green bean casserole tastes so good because of a secret ingredient—cream of mushroom soup.

Ingredients

2 cans (14.5 oz each) French-style green beans, drained

1 can (10 3/4 oz) cream of mushroom soup (condensed)

1/4 cup milk

1 can (2.8 oz) French-fried onions

Preparation:

Heat oven until it reaches 350°F. Pop in green beans, milk, and soup in a 1 and 1/2-quart glass baking dish or casserole. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. To spice it up, top your casserole with onions during the last 4 to 5 minutes of baking. Your dish is good once it’s fizzy.

2. Cheesy Green bean Casserole

Cheesy Green bean Casserole

The green bean casserole just levelled up with this one. You’ll fall in love with this cheese-studded version and turn into a holiday-creating genius; always making excuses to dish out one.

Ingredients

1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup

1 cup shredded American-Cheddar cheese blend (4 oz)

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 bag (12 oz) Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ frozen cut green beans, thawed, drained

1 small red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)

1 1/2 cups Cheddar French-fried onions (from 6-oz can)

Preparation:

Using your oven’s control circuit, turn to 350°F. In 1 1/2-quart casserole, stir to mix soup, cheese blend and soy sauce. Stir in green beans, bell pepper and 1 cup of the onions. Bake about 30 minutes or until beans are tender and the mixture is heated through. Top with remaining half cup onions. Bake while uncovered for 5 minutes longer, or until onions are brown and crisp.

Expert Tips

Instead of red bell pepper, drain a small jar of pimientos (diced) and add them into the bean mixture and stir.

3. Golden Green Bean Casserole

Golden Green Bean Casserole

There are times when the comfort of old traditional side dishes is just what is needed to have a perfect family meal. This variation can be enjoyed anytime.

Ingredients:

A dash of ground black pepper

1/4 cup chopped red pepper

4 cups cooked cut green beans

1 1/3 cups French’s® French Fried Onions

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Golden Mushroom Soup

1/2 cup milk

Preparation:

1. Stir your soup, milk, black pepper, red pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in 1 and 1/2 – quart casserole. Bake the mixture at 350°F. For 20 – 25 minutes or until your mixture is bubbling. Then stir the bean mixture again. Sprinkle remaining onions. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes or until onions turn golden brown.

4. Chicken-Green Bean Casserole

Chicken-Green Bean Casserole

You can make a whole meal out of this holiday favorite by adding chunks of chicken.

Ingredients:

1 bag (12 oz) Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ frozen cut green beans

1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup

2 cans (5 oz each) chunk chicken, drained 1/2 cup milk

1 bag (6 oz) chow mein noodles

Sliced almonds (optional)

Adjust oven’s control nab to 350°F. Cook green beans by following the directions on the bag then drain. In an 8-inch square glass baking dish; or 2-quart casserole, mix chicken, milk and soup. Add in beans. Bake for 40 minutes or until center is hot. Serve over noodles. Toast the almonds and then sprinkle them over the casserole. Heat half cup almonds (sliced) in an un-greased heavy skillet on medium heat for 7 minutes. Do frequent stirrings until almonds turn light brown.

Expert Tips:

Use 6 ounces of chow mein noodles (wide-style) for this recipe.

5. Creamy Garlic-Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Here’s a neat twist to an old favorite. This green bean casserole features a creamy, garlicky sauce and a topping of buttery crushed wheat crackers.

Ingredients

1 cup BREAKSTONE’S Sour Cream

1 cup KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

1/2 cup KRAFT Mayo with Olive Oil Reduced Fat Mayonnaise

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

2 pkg. (16 oz. each) frozen green beans, thawed, drained

26 WHEAT THINS Original Snacks, crushed (about 1 cup)

1 Tbsp. butter, melted

Preparation:

Heat oven to 350ºF. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add in beans then mix lightly. Spoon into 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Mix cracker crumbs and butter then sprinkle on your bean mixture. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through.

6. Classic Green Bean Casserole with Baguette Chips

Classic Green Bean Casserole with Baguette Chips

You can enjoy this hearty casserole dinner that is made using Progresso® mushroom soup, Green Giant® green beans and Pillsbury® baguette chips.

Ingredients

1 can (18 oz) Progresso® Vegetable Classics creamy mushroom soup

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 Dash ground black pepper

2 tablespoons Progresso® plain bread crumbs

3 cans (14.5 oz each) Green Giant® cut green beans, drained

1 cup Pillsbury® Italian cheese & herb baguette chips (from 7-oz bag), crushed

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°F. In an un-greased 1 1/2-quart casserole, mix soy sauce, pepper, bread crumbs, green beans and soup. Bake uncovered about 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly. Stir mildly, sprinkle with crushed baguette chips. Continue baking for 10 minutes more or until you chips are golden brown.

Expert Tips

Use your favorite cut of green beans in this casserole.

You can make this casserole ahead, kept covered, refrigerated until ready to bake. Remember to add a few extra minutes to the baking time knowing it will be cold when it goes in the oven.

7. Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole

Grandma Green Bean Casserole

According to many cooks, this recipe is much, much better than the standard mushroom soup and French fried onion variety.

Ingredients

(Original recipe makes 10 servings)

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

Preparation

Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Then melt 2 tbsp butter over medium heat using a large skillet. Stir in flour until smooth and cook for approximately a minute. Add in the sugar, salt, onion, and lastly, sour cream. Pour in green beans, and stir to coat. Transfer mixture to a 2 and 1/2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top. Toss together cracker crumbs and remaining butter in a bowl, and sprinkle mixture over the cheese. Bake for 27-30 minutes in the oven, or until the top turns golden and cheese is fizzy.

8. Best Ever Green Bean Casserole Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown, 2007. This recipe was featured on the show, Good Eats, Episode: Bean Stalker.

9. Rockin’ Lean Bean Casserole Anyone who touches this casserole, rocks!

10. Easy Green Bean Casserole I bet, you’ll be hard up in looking for anyone who doesn’t love a veggie casserole  like this. It’s so easy make and delicious too!

11. Suppreme Green Bean Casserole When you want to impress your guests, you need a dish that has a special touch.  Jump-start a delectable but easy dinner with a can of Progresso® soup!

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