Green Bean Casserole – Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

I think green bean casserole is a pretty standard holiday food, but I thought I’d share my version of it anyway.

Do you make yours this way or do you do something different? I’d love to hear about it!

Originally posted on November 3, 2008

Green Bean Casserole is one of those recipes that is synonymous with Thanksgiving for me. If we have it for dinner at another time of year, I instantly think about all of the wonderful sights and smells of the holiday season. It’s comfort and happiness with a gooey, cheesy crust on top. Enjoy!

green bean casserole

Green Bean Casserole
 
Ingredients
  • About 4 cups of green beans, drained and cut into bite-sized pieces (You can use thawed frozen beans, canned beans, or steamed fresh beans. Two 14-oz commercial cans will work if you want to go that route.)
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can of condensed cream of mushroom soup (I buy low sodium, fat free soup, but you can buy whatever you want.)
  • 2 or 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 (10 oz) can of cheddar-flavor French Fried onions
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine green beans, soup, 1 cup of cheese, garlic, and onion powder. Mix well. I usually do this the night before so that I don’t have to bother on the morning of Thanksgiving.
  2. Transfer green bean mixture to a casserole dish. Top with remaining shredded cheese.
  3. Bake at 350, until bubbly and heated through. Add the French Fried onions and bake until onions are browned, usually 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Serve hot.

Green bean casserole is part of my Thanksgiving menu

Photo courtesy of Kevin Dooley on Flickr

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Comments

  1. pamelascott says

    I have never put garlic in mine I will have to try it out, I love green bean casserole and its always a great item for any get together

  2. says

    This is my son’s favorite veggie recipe. What would Thanksgiving be without it. But… wait a minute…. I see an additional ingredient in your recipe… Cheese? I didn’t think of that and it sounds extra wonderful. I will use this recipe for Thanksgiving. Thank you for giving me a new twist on an old family favorite.
    Yvonne

  3. says

    I love the idea of adding cheese!! :)
    This is an all season favorite in our house!!
    -I sometimes put some of those gortons fried fish fillets on top so it’s dinner in a pan!
    -also this is an easy food to make when my children are transitioning to solid food – very easy for mommy to mash with a fork and share without buying extra baby food!

  4. mommyimhome says

    I love green bean casserole, but never make it. However, I am hosting an early Thanksgiving celebration at my house this weekend and I've assigned my mother-in-law the task of bringing some.

  5. GortonsCrew says

    Ann Marie – Gorton's fish fillets on top of Green Bean Casserole -nom nom nom! I personally know a certain Fisherman dressed in a yellow slicker who will send some coupons your way for sharing your awesome idea:)

  6. GortonsCrew says

    Ann Marie – Gorton's fish fillets on top of Green Bean Casserole -nom nom nom! I personally know a certain Fisherman dressed in a yellow slicker who will send some coupons your way for sharing your awesome idea:)

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