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Green Bean Casserole is a Thanksgiving and Christmas staple that is easy to make and serves a crowd. It has just four ingredients: green beans, cream of mushroom soup, milk, and French fried onions.
This recipe for Green Bean Casserole serves 18 and costs about $7.92 to make, which is only $0.44 per serving.
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You will love this easy Recipe for Green Bean Casserole
Our recipe for Green Bean Casserole is a time-saving recipe. Make it one to two days ahead of time and store it in the fridge before you need to bake it. You’ll appreciate the extra time you have for prepping your other dishes when you make this casserole in advance.
Our recipe is made with four ingredients and takes only five minutes to prepare. Using pre-made ingredients in this casserole is a time-saving hack we use to get this Green Bean Casserole put together quickly.
Whether you make this for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or on a Tuesday night, this casserole is not one to leave off your menu!
Homemade Green Bean Casserole ingredients & cost breakdown:
RECIPE COST: $7.92
PRICE PER SERVING: $0.44
- 6 cans green beans – $3.00
- 2 cans cream of mushroom soup – $1.00
- 1 cup milk – $0.16
- 2 cans french fried onions – $3.76
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Tools for Green Beans Casserole
- 9×13-inch baking dish
- mixing spoon
- large bowl
How to make Green Bean Casserole for a Crowd
STEP ONE: First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then prepare a 9×13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
STEP TWO: Next, combine the beans, soup, and milk in a large bowl. After that, stir in 1 can of fried onions.
STEP THREE: Spread the mixture evenly into the baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
STEP FOUR: Finally, remove the dish from the oven and evenly spread the second can of fried onions. Bake for five more minutes.
Green Bean Casserole Recipe Easy variations
Instead of cream of mushroom soup, you can use cream of celery or cream of chicken soup.
If you like cheese, you can add 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese to the casserole’s top while it bakes.
Serving Green Beans Casserole
As with most recipes with dairy in them, you shouldn’t leave this Green Bean Casserole out for longer than 2 hours.
What goes with green bean casserole?
A few of our favorite dishes to serve alongside homemade Green Bean Casserole are Copycat Instant Pot Honey Baked Ham, Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts, Oven Baked Salmon, Baked Pork Chops, and Beef Chuck Roast.
How to store Homemade Green Bean Casserole
Store: Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Freeze: You can freeze the casserole either before or after baking. If you freeze it before baking, then leave off the last can of French fried onions. Wrap the pan in a double layer of plastic wrap and a double layer of foil. Freeze the casserole for up to 3 months. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight and then cook as directed in the recipes below.
When freezing after baking, wrap the casserole in a double layer of plastic wrap and a double layer of foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight. Then, reheat in a 350 degree F oven for 20-25 minutes, or until heated through.
Making Green Bean Casserole for a Crowd with your kids
Ages 2-3: Let your kiddo help mix the beans, soup, and milk. They can then also help stir in the fried onions.
Ages 4-5: Teach your little one how to spread the mixture over the pan evenly. They will also enjoy being able to distribute the second can of fried onions over the casserole.
Ages 6-8: This is a great recipe for standing back and watching your child make on their own. You can assist as needed.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Green Bean Casserole (Easy) FAQs
On average, there are 2 cups of green beans per can.
This recipe first became popular in the mid-1950s when created by an employee of the Campbell Soup Company. According to their estimates, Campbell’s believes that this dish was served in 20 million US households in 2018. That’s a lot of green bean casserole, and we are happy to report we are among the millions of people consuming this dish!
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Green Beans Casserole
- 9×13-inch baking dish
- mixing spoon
- large bowl
- 6 cans (14.5 oz each) green beans French style or cut, drained
- 2 cans (10.75 oz each) cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cans (6 oz each) French fried onions
- Move the oven rack to the middle position and preheat to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine drained beans, canned soup, and milk and stir until well combined.
- Stir in 1 can of fried onions.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the edges of the casserole are bubbly.
- Remove the casserole from the oven and evenly distribute the remaining can of fried onions over the top.
- Bake for 5 minutes longer. Serve immediately.