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America’s favorite green bean casserole recipe, plus 15 variations

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You have to serve green beans on Thanksgiving! Here is a basic, classic green bean casserole recipe made with cream of mushroom soup, plus 15 more creative ways to serve green beans on Thanksgiving.

The best green bean casserole

Yield 6

Ingredients

  • 1 can (10.75 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 4 cups cooked, cut green beans
  • 1-1/2 cups French's French Fried Onions
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. In a casserole dish, combine the soup, milk, soy sauce, pepper, green beans and 2/3 cup of the fried onions. Bake for 25 minutes or until the casserole is hot and bubbly.
  3. Mix, and top with the remaining fried onions. Put back in the oven and bake for 5 more minutes or until the onions are golden brown.

Notes

Adapted from a recipe by Campbell’s Kitchen

Courses Side dish

Top 15 green bean casserole recipes

If you’re tired of the same old green bean casserole or need to cater to a special diet, try one of these twists on the classic!

Velveeta Green Bean Casserole

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Velveeta Green Bean Casserole from Love of Family and Home forgoes the cream of mushroom soup and replaces it with Velveeta. Yes, Velveeta.

Skinny Green Bean Casserole

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Skinny Green Bean Casserole from Give Recipe doesn’t call for heavy cream but instead uses unsweetened milk and cornmeal instead of flour.

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Who needs a casserole when you have a Green Bean Mushroom Tart from A Spicy Perspective?

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How do you make a green bean casserole for the guests who hate green beans? Make this Green Bean Casserole with Sausage from Zestuous!

Vegan Green Bean Casserole with Onions and Peppers

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Vegan Green Bean Casserole with Peppers and Onions from Healthy Nibbles is a twist on the classic dish, with crunch peppers and fresh breadcrumbs.

Classic Green Bean Casserole

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Paleo Green Bean Casserole from Eat the Love is vegan, gluten=free, grain=free, paleo friendly, and tasty!

Green Bean Casserole with Bacon Bits

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Green Bean Casserole with Bacon Bits from Thumb in Plum has water chestnuts, bacon bits, and cheddar!

Bacon & Onion Green Beans

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Toss together a big bowl of Bacon and Onion Green Beans from Real Housemoms, because bacon makes everything better!

Roasted Green Beans

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Skip the casserole and make healthy Roasted Green Beans from Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom.

Slow Cooker Green Beans Casserole

Make this Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole from Onion Rings and Things in the morning, then set it in the slow cooker and forget it.

Cheddar Green Bean Casserole

Cheddar Green Bean Casserole is made entirely from scratch with the addition of sharp cheddar cheese. Whoa.

Roasted Green Beans

These Roasted Green Beans from Once Upon a Chef are tender and sweet. The cranberries add tartness, and the walnuts a crunchy nuttiness.

Green Bean Fries

Make a modern Thanksgiving side dish with these cornbread stuffing crusted Green Bean Fries from Brit + Co.

Green Beans with Pancetta and Onions

Green Beans with Pancetta and Onions from Joyful Healthy Eats is served with caramelized red onions and crunchy browned pancetta, a unique taste on a classic Green Bean Casserole.

Homemade from Scratch Green Bean Casserole

Homemade from Scratch Green Bean Casserole from The Talking Kitchen is made with garlic and thyme infused mushrooms, which turn into a decadent chunky mushroom cream sauce.

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