I love green bean casserole, and I do it for every vacation; Easter, Christmas, and Thanksgiving. A traditional green bean casserole recipe is as important to have on the table during potlucks, or holiday feasts as the Deviled Eggs or mashed potatoes. It is a staple here. The best thing about the green bean casserole is that it can be made in advance and heated or prepared in advance and cooked before serving. This recipe requires virtually no planning, making it the easiest side dish ever.
Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 15mins | Total: 25 mins | Serving: 6 | Yield: 6 servings
- (2) (14.5 oz) cans of green beans, drained
- (1) (10.75 oz) can condense cream of mushroom soup
- 1 (6 oz) can French fried onions
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- Start by preheating the oven at about 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Add and place green beans and soup in a large microwave-safe bowl. Make sure to mix well and heat in the microwave on high until warm (3 to 5 minutes). Add and stir in 1/2 c of cheese and heat mixture for another 2 to 3 minutes. Move the green bean mixture to a casserole dish and then sprinkle with French fried onions and remaining cheese.
- In the preheated oven, bake until the cheese melts and the onions just begin to brown.
Green Bean Casserole begins with green beans and can be used fresh, frozen, or canned for this recipe. Canned should provide a smoother casserole while adding fresh or frozen provides a bit more texture (and adding more salt to the recipe). Cook your beans until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes for frozen, and about 8 minutes for fresh. For frozen green beans, you can skip the boiling, but I prefer the texture if they first cooked a little bit.
This dish may be prepared up to 48 hours in advance. Prepare as directed, except leave the french fried onion topping in a separate container so that they don’t get soggy. Usually, I put them right in the dish in a sealed sandwich bag and sprinkle before baking.
Per Serving: 321.7 calories; 19.8 mg cholesterol; 1068.3 mg sodium; 6.6 g protein; 20.2 g carbohydrates.