Crunchy Green Bean Casserole


This green bean casserole recipe is my variation on the old tried and true string bean casserole. My family has loved this for years, and now my daughter makes it for her family.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 4 slices bacon

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans green beans, drained

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped

  • ¾ cup milk

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 ⅓ cups French-fried onions


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.

  3. Mix green beans, condensed soup, water chestnuts, crumbled bacon, milk, and black pepper together in a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, about 30 minutes.

  5. Stir casserole and top with French fried onions. Bake until onions are golden brown, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

506 Calories
37g Fat
36g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 506
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 1322mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 160mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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