This delicious Green bean casserole recipe is sure to be a hit. From the crispy topping to the creamy sauce, this side dish is perfect for family dinner, holidays and more.

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Green bean casserole recipe

My family loves when I make traditional green bean casserole. It is one of those classic recipe dishes that they expect to see on the table during the holidays. Plus, it is simple enough to make all year long. This casserole is simply the best!

We also make this easy crock pot green bean casserole recipe if you prefer a slow cooker cooker version. Both recipes are amazing! The crispy topping is so delicious that even my kids will fight over who gets the last serving. It is a great way to get the kiddos to eat their veggies.

We love it with crockpot turkey breast for a great meal.

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How to prepare ahead of time:

This easy side dish is great to prepared ahead of time. You can prepare it as early as 48 hours from when you are ready to serve it. Combine ingredients as indicated but leave out the french fried onions so they do not get soggy.

Once you are ready to bake it, remove the dish from the refrigerator about 30 minutes beforehand. Then sprinkle the french fried onions on top and bake.

Close up image of ingredients needed for green bean casserole - green beans, french fried onions, milk, cream of mushroom soup and salt and pepper.

Ingredients in Green Bean Casserole:

  • Frozen Green Beans – You can use fresh or frozen green beans.
  • French Fried Onions – This is essential to this recipe. We love the way it just makes this recipe come together.
  • Milk
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup – We love adding in cream of mushroom soup. You can also use cream of chicken soup.
  • Salt and Pepper
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How to make green bean casserole:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, milk, salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the green beans and half of the french fried onions.
  • Pour this mixture in a baking dish.
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How Long To Cook Green Bean Casserole?

  • Bake for about 40 minutes, stir the mixture and then top with the remaining crispy fried onions. Cooking time could vary.
Close up image of green bean casserole in process with the french fried onions being placed on top.
  • Bake for 10 more minutes until hot and bubbling.

Serve and enjoy. It will smell amazing.

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Recipe Notes:

If you prefer softer green beans, use 3 cans of green beans drained instead of the frozen ones.  You can also use fresh green beans instead. This is all based on preference so feel free to use what your family likes the best.

You can also add a cup shredded cheddar cheese to the casserole recipe. Yum! Cheese lovers go crazy over this and love when cheese is added to the green bean mixture!

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Make sure you have a good casserole dish for this easy recipe. 

We like to use a nice 9×13 casserole dishAmazon has some on sale right now!

Or if you want to make clean up a breeze try using one of these foil pans. They are great because you just throw them away when you are done.

We use them often so help out on those crazy busy nights. The disposable pans are nice if you are taking this dish somewhere. No one has to worry about washing the dish and returning it!

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What can I use instead of cream of mushroom?

Cream of mushroom is our favorite but you can use any type of cream based soup in this dish. Other yummy ideas include cream of celery and cream of vegetable soup.

We have even used cream of chicken in a pinch. Try our easy homemade cream of chicken soup recipe here.

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Try easy green bean casserole recipe!

We double the recipe a lot.  Everyone loves it and the casserole goes pretty fast. I often will double the recipe for holidays or large crowds.

It isn’t anymore work to do this and the entire recipe is inexpensive to make. Give it a try and see how easy it is.

This is one of the best holiday dish recipes. Everyone will ask for the recipe!

It is really so easy, budget friendly and delicious. This recipe is definitely a keeper! I think your family will agree.

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Green bean casserole recipe

4.99 from 525 votes
This delicious Green bean casserole recipe is sure to be a hit. From the crispy topping to the creamy sauce, this side dish is perfect for any occasion.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 312
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 24 oz Frozen Green Beans
  • 2 cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 6 oz can of French Fried Onions

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, milk, salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the green beans and half of the french fried onions.
  • Pour this mixture in a casserole dish.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, stir the mixture and then top with the remaining french fried onions.
  • Bake for 10 more minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you prefer softer green beans, use 3 cans of green beans instead of the frozen ones. You can also use fresh green beans instead. Yummy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 312kcal, Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 9g, Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 8g, Cholesterol 9mg, Sodium 1451mg, Potassium 445mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 815IU, Vitamin C 14mg, Calcium 71mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I actually made this recipe for Thanksgiving. My husband loved it and everyone else seemed to like it also. I did add a dash of worcestershire sauce to it also.

  2. 5 stars
    A wonderful recipe that has been a part of our holidays every year for years! Can’t go wrong with a good green bean casserole.

  3. 5 stars
    Made this on Thanksgiving…I’m not a fan of green beans in general, but everyone seemed to like it.

  4. 5 stars
    I’m the only one in the family who does mushrooms so never made it but want to try it next time with the cream of chicken soup since my family loves green beans, it should be a hit. Thanks

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