Bacon & Cheddar Green Bean Casserole

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This green bean casserole with bacon and Cheddar is proof that everything's better with bacon and cheese! Make your favorite green bean casserole more delicious just by adding these two ingredients. This recipe is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday feast, but it's also a nice comfort-food casserole that works alongside any weeknight dinner.

close up view of a Bacon & Cheddar Green Bean Casserole in a white baking dish
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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 3-quart casserole

This green bean casserole with bacon is easy to make with cheap ingredients. Since it comes together in just a little more than half an hour, it's the perfect low-maintenance Thanksgiving side dish.

Green Bean Casserole Ingredients

All the ingredients for this casserole are super convenient — and you may already have them all on hand. Here's what you'll need:

· Green beans: You'll need four cans of green beans (use your favorite variety, such as French-style or farmhouse cut).
· Canned soup: Two cans of cream of mushroom soup add richness and savory flavor.
· French-fried onions: French-fried onions lend flavor and welcome crunch.
· Milk: Use whole, low-fat, or your favorite milk alternative.
· Cheese: Pre-shredded Cheddar cheese will work, but it's always best to grate your own block.
· Bacon: This green bean casserole calls for six strips of cooked bacon. Try baking the bacon in the oven to ensure it's extra crispy (and to cut down on mess).
· Pepper: The casserole is simply seasoned with black pepper. There's no need to add salt, as canned soup contains plenty.

How to Make Green Bean Casserole With Bacon

It's so simple to make this green bean casserole with bacon. You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect:

1. Make the casserole: Combine the beans, soup, milk, and pepper in a bowl. Add 1 ⅓ cups French-fried onions and ½ of the Cheddar cheese. Crumble five slices of bacon and stir into the green bean mixture.
2. Bake the casserole: Transfer to a baking dish and bake in a preheated oven until the casserole is hot and bubbly. Remove from the oven and stir.
3. Add topping and finish: Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and onions. Crumble the remaining piece of bacon, then sprinkle the crumbles on top. Return to the oven and continue baking until the onions are golden brown.

How to Store Green Bean Casserole With Bacon

Store your cooled leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within four days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven.

Can You Freeze Green Bean Casserole With Bacon?

Yes! If you plan to freeze it, it's best to cook this green bean casserole in a foil pan. Once it has cooled, wrap it in one layer of storage wrap followed by one layer of aluminum foil. Freeze for up to six months. Thaw in the fridge and reheat in the oven.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I used fresh green beans and cooked them prior to baking," says Evi Holley. "Everyone in my family could not stop eating it!!"

"Green bean casserole has been a tradition in my family for generations," according to David Jordan. "I found that if I don't want to cook bacon if I'm on a time crunch, I use Hormel bacon pieces from the bacon bits section at the grocery store."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams

Ingredients

  • 4 (14.5 ounce) cans Del Monte® Green Beans, any style, drained

  • 2 (10.5 ounce) cans Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

  • 2 ⅔ cups French's® French Fried Onions, divided

  • 1 cup milk

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

  • 6 slices cooked bacon, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

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

  2. Combine green beans, condensed soup, milk, and pepper in a large bowl. Add 1 1/3 cups French-fried onions and 1/2 of the Cheddar cheese.

  3. Crumble 5 slices of bacon; add to the green bean mixture and mix until well combined. Transfer to a 3-quart baking dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for until hot and bubbly, about 25 minutes.

  5. Remove from the oven and stir. Sprinkle with the remaining Cheddar and onions. Crumble remaining slice of bacon over top.

  6. Return to the oven and bake until onions are golden brown, about 5 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

195 Calories
12g Fat
14g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 195
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 1028mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 62mg 1%

* 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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