Green Bean Casserole
This green bean casserole with canned beans and French-fried onions is a holiday favorite with my family and it's easy to make. It should be a tradition in every household!
This green bean casserole with canned beans and French-fried onions is a holiday favorite with my family and it's easy to make. It should be a tradition in every household!
Mix the cream of mushroom with the milk, then add pinch of salt, pinch of pepper, 3/4 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp of onion powder... add green beans and french's fried onions according to recipe... bake 30 mins then add onions on top and 10 more mins. Eliminates wateriness and lack of flavor. I made it this way and didn't have leftovers!!! Almost upsetting until I remembered that meant my guests loved it.Read More
Mix the cream of mushroom with the milk, then add pinch of salt, pinch of pepper, 3/4 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp of onion powder... add green beans and french's fried onions according to recipe... bake 30 mins then add onions on top and 10 more mins. Eliminates wateriness and lack of flavor. I made it this way and didn't have leftovers!!! Almost upsetting until I remembered that meant my guests loved it.
This recipe proves that green beans can indeed be comfort food. My husband and his friends go nuts over these and ask for seconds and thirds. (Vegetables!!) It's now expected that I serve up a pan of this with any special dinner. I used 1/2 cup milk (all you need; makes it super creamy instead of runny) use frozen green beans (4 cups; better texture!! Just bake until tender) ANd ther is NO NEED TO ADD EXTRA SALT- esp. if using canned beans. The soup is salty, the onions are salty, enough already! I also add lots of fresh cracked black pepper.
You really can't go wrong with Green Bean Casserole...I use this recipe year after year with the only significant change being to eliminate the milk and add in sour cream (or light sour cream) in its place. Makes a less soupy and much more creamy dish.
This recipe is by far a favorite in our household. I agree that you have to cut the full amount of milk since the beans will excrete some juices and make it a tad watery. My family prefers the string beans in the can whereas I prefer the green beans that are frozen from Sam's or Costco, the large organic bag of beans. We also add some shredded colby jack to thicken it up a little more and a few chopped onions for added flavor. Be sure to 'cover' the top of your casserole with the French fried onions and bake till crispy ... it's awesome!!!
great classic recipe. The only thing I change is I add 4 oz cream cheese per can of soup. Makes the casserole very creamy!
Excellent. Just a note: if you used frozen green beans, heat them up in the microwave first! Also, buy the larger can of fried onions - they are great on the top.
Used this as my 1st ever green bean casserole recipe. I used the other user's suggestions: #1 instead of 3/4 cup milk, I used 1/4 cup milk + 1/2 cup sour cream #2 I added 1/2 cup diced onion & 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese & #3 instead of mixing in ANY of the french fried onions, I added them all to the top for the last 5 minutes of baking. Whole family loved it!
This is great recipe that I have used for years with a few exceptions. I use 3 cans of drained green beans, 1/4 cup milk, fat free soup and don't add salt. The soup has enough salt. Just mix it all together and heat in the oven without preheating. Spray pan with cooking spray for easy clean up. Easy and Good!
I use 2 9oz packages of french style green beans and I buy the bigger can of onions so that I can add a little more onions. I don't eat this but my husband loves it.
This maybe would have been better if you used fresh green beans. It was way to salty for my taste!
Great and tasty recipe. I reduced the milk to a 1/4 c and added 1/2 c of sour cream for thickness and taste. I also added some sauteed onions and shredded cheddar cheese to the mix. It was the BEST green bean casserole I have ever tasted. This one's a keeper and is requested for Christmas dinner.
my meat-only husband actually showed me this recipe. With a few modifications, we eat this every week! I don't like mushy veggies, so I use 1pound cut up fresh green beans. Bring some water to boil and then throw in the beans. Boil them for approximately 5 minutes (or until slightly softened and still a tad crispy) then drain them and throw them into the recipe. In addition to the recipe, we add garlic powder (approx 1tablespoon) and sometimes a bit of onion powder. OMG to die for!
Added a bit of garlic powder and onion powder per other suggestions. Doubled the recipe and did 1 cup sour cream and 1/2 cup milk. Used french style green beans and tossed in a can of mushrooms. Tasted so great - traditional and yummy!!
This is the old classic, particularly at Thanksgiving, which has probably made its way to most American tables, including ours, at one time or another. I use a 16-oz. pkg. of French-style green beans, cooked, just 1/2 cup of milk and a teaspoon of soy sauce. Five stars for its sentimental value alone.
A great, easy to follow and easy to make recipe. It can be made ahead of time, omitting the last onion topping step. When serving, simply add the onions on top to add the crunch factor back in.
This is the recipe for GB casserole! When I have time, I like to use fresh green beans instead of canned or frozen. I steam them until tender and then saute them with fresh garlic and a slice or two of diced bacon before combining w/ the soup mixture and baking.
This recipe is pretty bland as is. I doubled the recipe and used two bags of frozen green beans, a can of cream of mushroom soup and a can of cream of chicken soup instead of the sour cream and heavy cream instead of milk. I added cooked and crumbled bacon, shredded Cheddar cheese and a sauteed onion to the mix. Very delicious with the changes.
This is the same way I have made mine for years, minus the milk, and I have not had one complaint yet. It is so simple and easy. I've seen other recipes that add a lot of things to it, but what is the point?! Sometimes the classics are just better. With all the cooking going on during the holidays, this is one of the easiest dishes to make.
Awesome! We always add extra French fried onions. I usually bake this in the oven, but did it in the crock pot on Thanksgiving. It worked great! It was a bit soupy once it got hot so we just tipped the lid on the pot for a couple of hours. Next time we use the crock pot, we would add less milk. Since this method of cooking wouldn't result in crispy onions on top, we simply toasted some French fried onions in the oven for a few minutes and served them on the side. Everyone loved it!
OMG! This is the best green bean casserole i have ever had in my entire life, and i dont even like it usually!!! I follwed this from another reviewer: Mix the cream of mushroom with the milk, then add pinch of salt, pinch of pepper, 3/4 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp of onion powder... add green beans and french's fried onions according to recipe... bake 30 mins then add onions on top and 10 more mins i had no leftovers!!!! this is soooooo yummyyy and amazing for any meal, holiday or not!!! :D
Excellent flavor; easy to make.
I used a 1 kg bag of frozen green beans, 1 can of soup, 3/8 cup of milk, a heaping tbsp of sour cream, Worchestshire sauce and pepper, baked 30 minutes, stirred in onions and baked another 15 minutes was perfect.
Simple, delicious, and just like the one my mother in law makes. Easy addition to a Holiday Meal.
Green Bean Casserole is a tradition for my thanksgiving. One year I decided to change it up a little and use cream of chicken soup instead of cream of mushroom. Very good change.
Easy and good!!! This recipe was a family favorite!
Cut milk down to 1/2 cup, use 16 oz frozen green beans, and cream of celery soup-yummo!
Just what I wanted.
This is the one everyone wants for Thanksgiving. That is the only time I'll concede to using canned soup! Very easy, and guest satisfying!
As is, I give it a 3. I added a couple splashes of worcestershire, a few dashes of red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and some shredded mexican blend cheese. I used the cheddar flavored onion stuff because the store was out of the plain kind. It needs something to give it a kick, I recommend worcestershire sauce. I also only used 1/2 cup milk with the soup instead of 3/4 so it wasn't so runny.
used 2/3 cup of milk and put 1 Tbs of worchestershire sauce in the mixture and after cooking it for 20 minutes grated cheddar cheese and topped the casserole and then added additional onions and then baked for 10 more minutes. Got many rave reviews. Very happy with this recipe. UPDATE..so i made this last year for thanksgiving and now i'm getting requests for this again this year!! great recipe
I have tried this dish several different ways and don't like any of them. Think I'll give up on this one, lol. Thanks for sharing!
The saltiness of the canned green beans added a "sour" element to the dish I did not care for. After adding much garlic powder, cheddar cheese and a ton of onions, it was still... off somehow. I will use the recipe from the French's container next year, or use my grandmother's recipe.
Very good! I've always used this basic recipe which is really good. This time I tweaked some using reviewers tips. I used less milk and added sour cream. That made it soooo creamy. Also used roasted garlic and mushroom soup instead of plain mushroom. The best!
Very good! After reading a few of the reviews I made a couple of changes. I used 2 cans of french cut green beans, omited the salt & the milk. I replaced the milk with 1/2 cup of sour cream. I also added about a 1/3 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese. Very good, and not soupy. I found it really didn't need any added salt to suit my tastebuds either.
This is a great recipe, but it is just awesome when you use fresh steamed green beans instead of the canned ones. The flavor is so much better, and the texture of the beans is just out of this world! I try to use fresh, in season veggies all the time, and you can tell the difference. In terms of time - the steaming of the green beans adds only 15 minutes to the whole operation. Enjoy!
This is always a good recipe, but if you really like onions, like onion dip etc., try this. Add a pack of onion soup mix and only put the french fried onion on top the last 5 minutes of baking. My 94 year old father said it was the best GB casserole he ever tasted. He never says anything about my cooking one way or the other. :-)
I made this for Thanksgiving, and I was really pleased that the recipe was so easy after a whole evening of cooking. However, it was not a big hit at the family feast. Prior to eating, the dish needed to be reheated after traveling, and I think my host left it in the oven too long. I thought it tasted fine, but there was quite a bit left after dinner. I think it was more a matter of preference than the recipe not being tasty. I did read a few reviews and decided to substitute 1/2 cup of sour cream instead of milk, and I used one 16 oz bag of frozen french-style green beans. I will most likely give this recipe another try and just make sure to serve the dish right away.
Very tastey. I too used sour cream instead of milk. Also added onion powder. used frozen beans so it took a bit londer to bake, but they were very firm, not soggy at all. did not bake with onion mixed in, only on the top at the end, then mixed them all in to serve. GREAT!
I am giving it 4 stars just because green bean casserole is not a favorite of mine in general, but my boyfriend listed this as a must have tradition for Thanksgiving. It was easy to make and he really liked it.
I am a "from scratch" cook pretty much all the way. But Green Bean casserole is a Thanksgiving tradition and there are never any leftovers. I prefer french cut green beans even though they are not original. Instead of salt I add a dash of soy sauce. This is a once a year dish!
We make this every year for Thanksgiving dinner - at this point I don't know if it is because of tradition or taste. I do use the Campbell's Wild Mushroom soup ( a bit less salty and better flavor) and ONLY use fresh green beans, which I leave long (just trim the ends). I add some sliced mushrooms that I sauteed in garlic and a bit of butter as well. These little extras make all the difference.
this was the best green bean casserole ever so creamy very good flavor. Misty
Definately a keeper! I love how easy it is to make.
I did not like this dish at all. Everyone tasted it but no one was impressed at my table and I followed the recipe exactly. I guess we are just those kind of people that really love the taste of fresh green beans. They are great all by themselves!
I have never liked vegetables of any kind. I tried this green bean casserole and now I'm always making it!
This was great! I used 14oz of fresh green beans and thin cut carrots instead of the canned beans. I also added a dash of fresh cracked pepper!! Good stuff...
I added salt and garlic powder and it was still bland. The mushroom soup was to thick it was hard to mix in well with the green beans, maybe next time i will warm up the soup before i mix.
great for the holidays!!
I thought this was truly excellent. Defnitely the traditional casserole, but perfect nonetheless! I used only 1/2 cup of milk, onion powder, garlic powder, & cream of celery soup per other suggestions. Everyone loved it and went for seconds!!
I used fresh beans from my garden that I steamed first. This recipe is great with fresh or canned. I have made it numerous times and always everyone loves it. A keeper.
Super easy, cheap and delicious. YOU MUST reduce the milk though. If you do the 3/4 cups as the recipe dictates, your casserole will be runny, not thick. And definitely NO more added salt.
Wonderful! I added 1/2 brick cream cheese - next time I'll add the whole pkg. like one reviewer noted.
double or triple the recipe
Came out too soupy, but people liked it anyway. Will make with no added milk next time.
Thank you for posting this. My mom made this recipe for as long as I can remember for Thanksgiving. I have been looking for the recipe and I will tell you the fancy ones with cheese and onions and other things just doesn't compare. (Probably because of tradition. This and Creamed Corn Cassarole that my mom makes with no eggs, are the two items that will definately remain UNTOUCHED and Unvaried throughout the years to come (the recipes that is) Nothing is more dissapointing than trying something new on Thanksgiving and it tasting different than what you are familiar with. BTW We use Golden Mushroom Soup too. My mom swears by it however it is getting harder and harder to find.
Good, basic recipe, but depending on your tastes (I like my casserole to be thicker) you could leave out the milk.
Even people who don't usually like green beans were coming back for seconds of this dish!
I didn't try this for years. It never sounded appealing to me. I finally made it as a request by a guest. Yep, it tasted as aweful as I thought it would. It's like eating soggy beans with elmers glue.
Easy peasy to assemble, inexpensive, quick and soooo good!
This is a wonderful recipe! I was looking for a recipe to use the recipe conversion utility with so I could make one for 16 people. It was wonderful! Everyone loved it. I used half the milk as recommended, it would have been way to runny if I had used all the milk called for.
There was way too much milk so it wouldn't set. Also, make sure that if you use fresh green beans that you double the cook time.
A good, classic recipe. I'd give it 5 stars, if it weren't for the canned green beans. Please consider using the frozen green beans for a MUCH, MUCH better taste!! (I can't stand canned veggies!) I'll be using this recipe for Thanksgiving!
Same casserole I've loved for years, but after reading other reviews I took some of their advice. (even though it bugs me when people totally alter a recipe) : ) - I added about 1/4 C sauted red pepper and 1/2 t. garlic powder & 1/2 t. pepper. Just added something more to a family favorite and made it more interesting.
I myself don't eat green beans but I make an exception for these! Everyone loved these and had seconds. The only change I made to the recipe was the addition of about 1/4 C. bacon bits(real bacon, not baco's)and approx. 10 water chestnuts, quartered for extra crunch. Also, about 1/3 C. shredded mild cheddar cheese. All 3 of these additions I mixed in with the rest of the ingredients. Yum Yum!
Leave out the milk
This was perfect--amazing it all disappeared at Thanksgiving! ;o) Very good and wil make every Holiday! **Note I did add some shredded jack cheese as well about 1/4 cup.
I used less milk and it was very good.
I've always liked this recipe. Another great variation to this recipe is to use canned asparagus instead of the green beans and cream of asparagus soup rather than the cream of mushroom. Yum!
Used 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup milk or as desired. Small handful of crushed french fried onions mixed in, remaining sprinkled over with 5 minutes left. Cheddar cheese optional.
I'm only giving this 4 stars because I think you only need 1/2 cup of milk for this serving size & don't need any added salt (due to the soup & fried onions). I doubled this recipe though for Thanksgiving, using french cut green beans & a 6 oz. can of french fried onions. I've made this many times in the past but this time substituted golden mushroom soup for the cream of mushroom soup. It definitely was a success.
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I use fresh green beans, omit the milk and use sour cream instead. Add fresh ground pepper and only add the fried onions the last 7 minutes of baking - it does take 45 minutes to bake because of fresh beans but the texture is much better than canned beans and they don't have that "frozen" taste.
too much milk
Great and easy!!! I added a packet of dried onion mix and fresh mushrooms since my whole family begged for more shrooms.
I think this is a great simple dish. I used a half cup sour cream and 1/4 cup milk to make it a little thicker.
I followed the recipe exactly and it was very runny. Tasted great! Next time I will use only a small amount of milk or light sour cream as another reviewer mentioned. Thanks!
I didn't like this and neither did anyone else... very bland.
It wasn't bad, but I didn't love it
I made it to adulthood having never tasted "Green Bean Casserole" so this Thanksgiving I decided to see what all the fuss was about. Now that I have tried it, I think I can probably skip it for the rest of my life. The beans were so mushy and the sauce was bland.
I've tried this before using a recipe I found in a magazine that had soy sauce in it. That was a huge failure so I was hesitant to try it again. But once I noticed no soy sauce I gave it a try. Boy am I glad I did. This was absolutely delicious! The only thing I changed was I used only a 1/2 cup of milk which is plenty and perfect. I even got my daughter to try it and she hates green beans. She loved it. That is saying a lot. I recommend this recipe not just for holidays but for any day. Especially during the summer months with fresh green beans.
I have always put cubed velvetta cheese in green bean casserole. Try it I promise you will love it! I cut off about 3 inches from the cheese and the cube it.
A classic,I use cream of chicken soup and it adds a totally different flavor but still great.
I used cut, frozen green beans and cooked them in the microwave for about 4 minutes first. I then added the sauce. I used 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 milk, instead of all milk. It was great!
i didnt care for this. this was the first time i ever had green bean casserole. the only change i made was to use frozen green beans in place of the canned. my family liked it though.
I usually make regular green beans for my holiday meals but figured I would try some thing different and I did not care for this recipe. It seemed like too many onions. They were fine on the top because they were crispy but the ones that were put into the mixture just was over doing it and they were kind of soggy... ugh. Maybe if I tried this again I would continue to stick to using 1/2 cup of milk and just put half the can on top of the casserole and not put any in it.
GOOD BUT NOT A LOVER. I WILL TRY TO USE SOUR CREAM NEXT TIME SO IT WOULD NOT BE SO SOGGY.
Very good recipe. It was my first green bean casserole, and when I put it at the table, husband and stepdaughter asked "what is that?" I had thought it is a traditional american holiday dish.. :) I did use a bit of sour cream instead of all milk and it turned out just perfect!
this is a great simple recipe! i make for Christmas and Thanksgiving and its a huge hit!
Sooo good!!! This is the first GB casserole I ever made and the only thing I did was add a cup of mozzerella cheese! Thank you for sharing!
A staple in our house, I always us Cream of Celery instead of mushroom.
This is a classic recipe that has been around many years. It's a staple for many people on holidays and special occasion meals. Everyone seems to like these green beans. Easy to prepare.
A very tired recipe. Soggy and not at all appealing. If there were a way to use something other than the mushroom soup, I think it would be ok.
Can't go wrong with a Classic! I don't like my casserole to be so juicy so I usually add three cans instead of 2 & a tad bit more salt. We love it! Try this with the Cheddar Cheese French Fried Onions, it's awesome!
I went with this recipe because I didn't have the ingredients for Grandma's green bean casserole which I love and this seemed simple enough. this was not good. very plain, very watery. From the reviews, it seems to be a highly rated recipe only because of everyone's changes. Will not make again unless I want soup.
Oh, wow! How EASY! All the holiday hype about green bean casserole, and I thought it must be something incredibly complicated. Our family LOVED LOVED LOVED this recipe. They passed the picky eaters in this house, so that says something big. I did modify just a bit. I topped with shredded cheddar cheese and buttered breadcrumbs. Delicious!
I used frozen green beans instead of the canned green beans and although it was tasty, it probably would have been much better had I followed the recipe more- I don't recommend straying from it!
I cooked it because my husband loves green bean casserole, but he wasnt too impressed and said it was watery