Best Green Bean Casserole Recipe

If you haven’t cooked green bean casserole for your loved ones during the holidays then you are surely missing something big. This recipe is surely the universally cherished and loved recipe. The recipe only requires five basic ingredients and 10 minutes of preparation time, and you have an amazing side dish to serve your guests. So, without adp, let’s dive into the recipe. 

Bean Casserole Ingredients

You can make this yummy and super easy recipe just by having these ingredients in your pantry. 

Green beans: Start this simple green bean casserole with two cans or 14.5 ounces of drained green beans.

Canned soup: Add a can or 10.5 ounces of condensed cream of mushroom soup for a creamy texture and tasty flavor.

Cheese: Sprinkle shredded Cheddar cheese in this recipe, choosing between sharp, mild, or a mix of both.

French-fried onions: Give the green bean casserole a crispy kick with a topping of French-fried onions.

Optional ingredients: Amp up the dish with crumbled bacon, sautéed mushrooms or onions, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and a dash of black pepper.

Recipe For Bean Casserole

Mix the freshly drained green beans and soup into a microwave-friendly bowl and heat until it’s warm and cozy. Now add half of the cheese and microwave it until it is fully melted and well blended into the mixture. Lastly, transfer it into a prepared baking dish. Top it with fried onions and other half cup of cheese. Now bake it at 350 degrees F, in the oven until the cheese melts and the upper crust gets crispy and brown. It will probably take 8-10 minutes. 

Why Casserole is a Classic Holiday Side Dish?

Although making holiday food from scratch is another level of fun recipes like bean casserole keep their taste and charm even with canned ingredients. 

  • It’s indeed the easiest side dish which requires only 15 minutes to be served. 
  • You can prepare the ingredients ahead of time and bake it whenever it’s time for celebration making it ideal for emergency or surprise situations. 
  • Apart from key occasions such as Thanksgiving, Easter, or Christmas, it can also be prepared for Sunday brunches or casual get-togethers. 

Pro Tips:

Choose Unsalted Cream of Mushroom and add salt to taste. For Bite-Sized Green Bean Casseroles, chop beans, mix with soup, milk, soy sauce, and onions, then bake in phyllo cups. For Mini Casseroles (makes 16), mix beans with shredded 

Cheddar, fill biscuit dough in muffin cups, bake, and top with onions and cheese. Add 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds for crunch. For Golden Green Bean Casserole, use Golden Mushroom Soup, omit soy sauce, and add chopped red pepper. For Broccoli Casserole, swap green beans with cooked broccoli. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped red pepper for a festive touch. 

Preserving Tips: 

Moreover, it is also important to highlight that it can be stored in an airtight container in a refrigerator for a maximum of four days. However, if you want to freeze the pre-assembled mixture only. Then, you can cover the mixture with plastic wrap place it in an airtight container, and refrigerate it. Remember not to add toppings if you want to freeze the ingredients. Now all you need to do is defrost the mixture, add your toppings, and bake it as instructed and you have your creamy and tasty Green bean Casserole in no time. The assembled ingredients can be preserved in the refrigerator for a maximum of 3 months. 

Chef Tip: 

Try an Italian version with pancetta and rosemary! Cook diced pancetta, onion, and rosemary, add to soup mixture, top with Pecorino Romano cheese, and bake.

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