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Green Bean Casserole

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Green Bean Casserole
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 8

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. Best of all, it turns out a reliably creamy casserole with plenty of crunchy topping, every time. Make this easy green bean casserole even easier by pulling it together the day before, then pop it into the oven before the big meal. MORE+ LESS-

September 21, 2018

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) French-fried onions

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • 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.
  • Any cream-style 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.
  • No French-fried onions? Sprinkle on crumbled cooked bacon or toasted sliced almonds, or serve topped with lots of sliced green onions.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
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
% Daily Value*:
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;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*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.

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