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Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Cheesy green bean casserole is a rich and delicious side dish that is a great addition to any holiday table. It takes green bean casserole and knocks it up a notch for a creamy and unforgettable dish.

The Best Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Baked cheesy green bean casserole on a red plate.

This is one of the best casseroles because it’s so easy to make, tastes wonderful, works for any occasion–especially holidays, and has a crunchy and creamy texture.

You can make this casserole side dish the day before you plan to cook it. Just leave the onions out so they don’t get soggy. You can add those right before you cook it.

A Budget-Friendly Side Dish

This is also a budget-friendly recipe so you won’t be spending a fortune on food for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

And, this is a great recipe at any time of year, so you don’t have to reserve it for just the holidays.

Take the homemade cheesy green bean casserole to an office party or potluck and you’ll be a hit with everyone.

Baked green bean casserole with cheese in an 8" x 8" baking dish.

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole Ingredients

  • Canned (or fresh) green beans
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Milk
  • Crispy fried onions
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How Do You Make Cheesy Green Bean Casserole?

  1. Open the cans of green beans and drain the liquid. Add the green beans to a large bowl.
  2. Next, add the cream of chicken soup, shredded cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, half of the fried onions, and milk. Mix until well combined.
  3. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes uncovered.
  4. After 30 minutes, take the casserole out of the oven and sprinkle the remainder of the fried onions on top.
  5. Bake for 10-15 more minutes or until the onions are a darker golden brown.
Green bean casserole with cream of chicken on a red plate.

How To Make Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Green beans and cream of chicken in a glass bowl.

Open the two cans of green beans and drain the water from the can. Add the green beans and cream of chicken soup to a large bowl.

You can use fresh green beans for this recipe if you’d like. I used canned because we like the flavor and I am all about making easy recipes.

You can switch out the cream of chicken for cream of mushroom soup in this recipe.

I get readers that don’t like the cream of mushroom, so the cream of chicken is a great addition to the recipe. Just choose which one you like and use that soup.

Green beans, cream of chicken, and shredded cheese in a glass bowl.

Next, add the shredded cheddar cheese to the bowl.

Sharp or mild cheddar cheese will work great in the recipe–it’s up to you. It comes down to personal preference.

Green bean casserole with cream of chicken and fried onions in a glass bowl.

Add half the crispy fried onions to the bowl and mix well.

I used a 6 oz. container of French’s Crispy Fried Onions for the recipe.

Pouring milk into green bean casserole with cheese.

Pour the milk into the bowl and mix again until everything is combined.

Uncooked green bean casserole in an 8" x 8" glass baking dish.

Grease an 8″ x 8″ baking dish and pour the green bean casserole with cheese into it.

Bake the casserole for 30 minutes. You can leave the dish uncovered while cooking.

Topping the casserole with fried onions.

Once the 30 minutes are up, remove the cheesy green bean casserole and sprinkle the remainder of the crispy onion rings over the top.

Bake again for about five to ten more minutes or until the onions are light brown and crispy.

Casserole with green beans, cheese, and fried onions on a red plate.

Other side dish recipes to serve with cheesy green bean casserole

Holiday green bean casserole on a red plate with cheese and onions.

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Check out the best cheesy green bean casserole recipe below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! This is a delicious side dish that everyone will love.

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your dish on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

Holiday green bean casserole on a red plate with cheese and onions.

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Cheesy green bean casserole is a rich and delicious side dish that is a great addition to any holiday table. It takes green bean casserole and knocks it up a notch for a creamy and unforgettable dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 - 14.5 oz. cans cut green beans, drained
  • 1 - 10.5 oz. can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (mild or sharp)
  • 1 cup two-percent milk
  • 1-1/2 cups crispy fried onions
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees and grease an 8" x 8" baking dish.
  2. Drain the liquid off of the green beans and add them to a large bowl.
  3. Next, add the cream of chicken soup, shredded cheddar cheese, milk, salt, and pepper to the bowl and mix.
  4. Add half of the crispy fried onions and mix well.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the casserole from the oven, sprinkle the remainder of the onions on top, and bake for five to ten more minutes or until the onions are brown.

Notes

I bought a 6 oz. container of French's Crispy Fried Onions for this recipe.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 302Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 861mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 15g

Nutrition is approximate.

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