Green bean casserole with bacon bits and water chestnuts

green bean casserole with water chestnuts and bacon bits

How do you make a creamy, rich side dish even better? Add bacon bits, of course! This Green Bean Casserole with Bacon Bits and Water Chestnuts recipe also has cheddar for a creamy and crunchy texture! Your Thanksgiving guests will appreciate the classic nature of this casserole mixed with a modern touch.

Green bean casserole with bacon bits & water chestnuts


  • 2 boxes Birdseye French Cut frozen green beans or 1 large bag
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1-2 cups grated cheddar cheese (to taste)
  • 1 can sliced water chestnuts (rinsed)
  • 1/4 cup Oscar Mayer Bacon bits
  • 1/2 can (left over from Cream of Mushroom soup) milk
  • Large can French Fried Onions
  • Pepper to taste


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