Save oven space and make Skillet Green Bean Casserole this holiday season. This classic recipe is delicious and easy to make in the skillet.

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Skillet Green Bean Casserole Recipe:

We love to make Green Bean Casserole for all our holiday dinners. But the oven can get a little crowded with the turkey, ham and all the other sides. Making our favorite casserole in the skillet has kept our tradition alive.

If you have the room in your oven, make our classic Green Bean Casserole. It is still loaded with flavor, the crispy fried onions always are a must. This classic side dish never fails, whether we make it in the oven, skillet or crock pot. It always turns out delicious.

The best thing about this recipe, is every thing is cooked in the skillet. The ingredients are simple and all the flavors of our favorite side dish made right in the skillet.

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What is Skillet Green Bean Casserole?

Skillet Green Bean Casserole from scratch takes your classic recipe and cooks everything in the skillet over medium heat. The onions and minced garlic is cooked then the remaining ingredients are added. These ingredients are mixed together and topped with fried onions.

We like to place in the oven to broil for for a few minutes to crisp up the fried onions. The results is the best recipe and it took less than 20 minutes and your classic casserole is done.

Ingredients needed - butter, onion, garlic, green beans, cream of mushroom soup, milk, salt and pepper, french fried onions

Ingredients: 

  • Butter 
  • White Onion, finely diced 
  • Minced Garlic 
  • Cut Green beans (14.5 oz each – drained) 
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup (10.5 oz each) 
  • Milk 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • French Fried Onions (6 oz) 
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How to Make Green Bean Casserole in a Skillet: 

  • In a large cast iron skillet, melt the butter over medium high heat.  Then add the diced onions and sauté until the onions are translucent. Then add in the minced garlic and cook for 1 minutes until the garlic is aromatic. 
Cooking the butter, onions and garlic
  • Then add in the green beans, cream of mushroom soup, milk, ½ teaspoon salt and pepper.  Cook and stirring gently until the green beans are heated through for about 2-3 minutes. Or until all the ingredients are combined. 
  • Then stir in half of the French fried onions.  Then top the casserole with the remaining French fried onions. 
The process of mixing the ingredient together
  • Move the pan to the oven and then broil for 2-3 minutes to brown the top of the casserole and onions are crisp tender (watch closely to make sure that the top does not burn). 
  • Remove the casserole from the oven, allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!  
skillet green bean casserole and a serving on a wooden spoon

Can I use Fresh or Frozen Green Beans?

We used can green beans in this recipe. But you can use fresh green beans or frozen green beans if you prefer. You may just need to cook a little longer to fully cook the green beans.

skillet green bean casserole and a serving on a wooden spoon

Variations:

This green bean casserole can be changed or ingredients added if you prefer.

  • Add Bacon
  • Cheese
  • Mushrooms
  • Add heavy cream
skillet green bean casserole and a serving on a wooden spoon

Tips:

  • Cast Iron Skillet – I love making this recipe in a cast iron skillet so that the pan can go from the stovetop to the oven.  If you do not have a cast iron skillet, this can be made in a large skillet and just skip the broiling of the top of the casserole.  
  • No need to Cover – After the green bean casserole is done cooking, you do not need to cover.
  • Serve Immediately – We recommend serving this green bean casserole as soon as it is done.
skillet green bean casserole and a serving on a wooden spoon

How to Store Leftovers:

This casserole is best served fresh as soon as you are done making it. But you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

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Skillet Green Bean Casserole

5 from 5 votes
Save oven space and make Skillet Green Bean Casserole this holiday season. This classic recipe is delicious and easy to make in the skillet.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Allow to Sit 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 223
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 White Onion finely diced
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 cans Cut Green beans 14.5 oz each – drained
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup 10.5 oz each
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 can French Fried Onions 6 oz

Instructions

  • In a large cast iron skillet, melt the butter over medium high heat.  Then add the diced onions and sauté until the onions are translucent. Then add in the minced garlic and cook for 1 minutes until the garlic is aromatic.
  • Then add in the green beans, cream of mushroom soup, milk, salt and pepper.  Gently stir and cook until the green beans are heated through (2-3 minutes) and all the ingredients are combined.
  • Then stir in half of the French fried onions.
  • Then top the casserole with the remaining French fried onions.
  • Move the pan to the oven and then broil for 2-3 minutes to brown the top of the casserole (watch closely to make sure that the top does not burn). Remove the casserole from the oven, allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This casserole is best served fresh but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 
I love making this recipe in a cast iron skillet so that the pan can go from the stovetop to the oven.  If you do not have a cast iron skillet, this can be made in a regular skillet and just skip the broiling of the top of the casserole.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 223kcal, Carbohydrates 20g, Protein 4g, Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 631mg, Potassium 300mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 834IU, Vitamin C 14mg, Calcium 55mg, Iron 1mg

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