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. This classic holiday side dish is the perfect complement to your Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, and Gravy.
Homemade Green Bean Casserole
Green Bean Casserole is a staple on every Holiday dinner table. However, don’t forget about it for the rest of the year! It would be sad to eat this delicious dish with tender green beans, a creamy sauce, and crispy topping a couple of times a year.
This recipe takes five minutes to prepare. That is our kind of recipe for a side dish on those busy weeknights. Green Bean Casserole is almost too easy because you can even make it ahead of time and store in the fridge before you need to bake it.
Whether you make this for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or on a Tuesday night, this casserole is not one to leave off your menu!
How many cups of green beans in a can?
On average, there are 2 cups of green beans per can.
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.
When did green bean casserole become popular?
How much will this Easy Green Bean Casserole recipe cost to make:
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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How to make Green Bean Casserole from scratch:
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.
The Flavor and Recipe 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.
How long is it good for:
Serve: As with most recipes with dairy in them, you shouldn’t leave this Green Bean Casserole out for longer than 2 hours.
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.
How to get the kids involved with this recipe:
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!
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Green Bean Casserole
- 9x13-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 9x13-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.