3 Ways to Make Green Bean Casserole

Allrecipes' Nicole McLaughlin shows you how to make classic, quick and easy, and show-stopping versions of this holiday favorite.

The holidays are upon us, and that means it's time to start thinking about what we're all really there for: the sides. Sure, the meat is the main dish, but the real crowd-pleasers are the tasty side dish options that no one can get enough of.

If you're feeling the pressure of making a side dish this year, don't worry, Allrecipes is here to help. Our Sides Show video series shares three takes on classic holiday sides. In each episode, we'll show you how to make a classic side dish recipe, a quick and easy side dish recipe, and a show-stopping side dish recipe. So no matter your skill level, time constraints, or the wow-factor you want, you'll find a recipe that's perfect for you.

This week, Nicole McLaughlin, aka NicoleMcmom, from Allrecipes is teaching you how to make creamy, crunchy green bean casserole three different ways.

Recipe 1: Classic Green Bean Casserole

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There's nothing quite like a classic! First up is Food & Wine's classic green bean casserole recipe. This recipe has less than 10 ingredients and only requires 15 minutes in the oven. And with all fresh ingredients, you won't need any 'cream of anything' in a can. You won't even miss it thanks to the simple, classic flavor of the homemade white sauce and crispy breadcrumbs.

Get the Recipe: Green Bean Casserole with Caramelized Shallots

Recipe 2: Quick and Easy Green Bean Casserole

a serving of creamy-looking green bean casserole in a white dish

Allrecipes' recipe is the fastest and easiest way to make green bean casserole. And because it's made in the slow cooker, you can set it and forget it. This recipe is all about convenience with just a few simple freezer and pantry staples — like frozen green beans and cream of chicken soup. The best part is it won't take up precious oven space, and you can focus on making another dish while it cooks. If you want to keep the ease of this dish a secret, follow McLaughlin's advice and serve the casserole in a fancier dish — no one will ever know it took seconds to make!

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Recipe 3: Show-stopping Green Bean Casserole

Homemade Green Bean Casserole
Jason Donnelly

If you're looking to go above and beyond with your green bean casserole, look no further than Better Homes & Gardens' recipe. This wow-worthy recipe is sure to impress with its delicious flavors from shitake and cremini mushrooms, pancetta, dry white wine, and a special secret ingredient in the white sauce — garlic and herb semisoft cheese. Even though the store-bought crispy onions are great, this showstopper boasts homemade fried shallots that will make this fancy dish even better.

Get the Recipe: Homemade Green Bean Casserole


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