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Vintage Fresh Green Bean Casserole (circa 1956)

Rated as 4.96 out of 5 Stars

"Classic green bean casserole. The thing that makes this one so delicious is using fresh green beans."
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50 m servings 333
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat a large saucepan of salted water to a boil; add green beans and cook just until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.
  3. Mix green beans and cream of mushroom soup together in a bowl; spread into an 9x13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over green been mixture and top with French-fried onions.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and browned, about 30 minutes.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount for the French-fried onions. The actual amount of French-fried onions consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 333 calories; 22.7 20.7 13 40 692 Full nutrition

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This is pretty much how we always make our green bean casserole (sometimes using canned, frozen beans too, depending on what I have at the time). I typically mix my cheese into the beans and sou...

I cooked green beans that were fresh more like twenty minutes. I also used a white cheddar cheese. I cooked 30 minutes without the grinch onion topping and then added the topping at my final d...

I needed something to help use up all the green beans I was getting from the garden. My kids LOVE this!

A family favourite and serves a crowd.

The fresh beans add a flavor I couldn't get with the canned ones. Four pounds of beans seemed like way too much until I snipped ends off and the amount was just right.

Everyone always loves it. Can't beat using fresh green beans.

Love fresh green beans!

Everyone loved it! Didn’t change a thing.