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Homemade Green Bean Casserole

This homemade green bean casserole recipe is the perfect side dish for a family of four or more. You can also turn the recipe into a side dish for two and have leftovers for lunch the next day.

The classic green bean casserole recipe is easy to make, costs less than ten dollars, and is the perfect side dish for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

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This is the best green bean casserole, and it’s not only delicious but a great holiday side dish.

I had the casserole prepared and in the oven in five minutes, and that included time spent cleaning the mixing bowl.

Families want the holidays to be special, with tasty foods we all love, that won’t break the bank–and that is quick and easy to fix.

I’m telling you, my family loves this green bean casserole recipe. I love the fact that I can make it ahead of time and put it in the fridge, or prepare it quickly and have it on the table piping hot in no time.

If you already have a lot of food to prepare for the holidays, this easy green bean casserole side dish will save you some time. 

What ingredients do I need to make the green bean casserole?

  • 1 – 10.5 oz. can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 cups cooked green beans
  • 1-1/4 cup crispy fried onions (reserve 1/2 cup)
  • 3 slices cooked bacon (crumbled) (reserve half), optional

Green bean casserole on a fork

How do you make the green bean casserole recipe in the oven?

(Full recipe and measurements located at the bottom of the post)

  • Add the cream of mushroom, salt, pepper, milk, green beans, part of the crispy fried onions, and half of the bacon to a large bowl. Mix everything together. 
  • Pour into a greased pan and bake for 30 minutes. 
  • Remove from the oven. Sprinkle with the remainder of the crispy fried onions and bacon. Return to the oven for five minutes. Serve hot. 

Recipe and printable instructions below

Picture of cream of mushroom soup in a bowl with salt and pepper

Add the cream of mushroom soup to a large bowl. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. 

 

Picture of cream of mushroom soup and milk.

Pour the milk into the bowl and mix everything together. 

 

Picture of crispy fried onions on top of mushroom soup

Next, add part of the crispy fried onions to the bowl. 

 

Picture of crispy fried onions and bacon in mushroom soup.

Add part of the bacon to the bowl and mix everything together. If you’re not a big bacon eater (whaaat?) you can leave the bacon out of the recipe. It does add some great flavor to the dish. 

I cooked the bacon in the microwave, but you can also purchase precooked bacon at the store to save on time. 

 

Picture of green beans in a bowl

Pour the green beans into the bowl and mix together. 

 

Picture of green bean casserole in a casserole dish.

Pour into the casserole dish. You really don’t need anything much larger than a 9″ x 9″ dish, unless you are doubling the recipe. Bake for 30-minutes.

 

 

Picture of green bean casserole

After 30-minutes sprinkle the rest of the crispy fried onions and bacon on top of the casserole and bake for another five minutes. Serve warm. 

You can always add more bacon and crispy fried onions to the top if you’d like. Sliced almonds are also a great treat sprinkled on the top for more crunch and flavor. 

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

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Yield: 6 servings

5 Minute Green Bean Casserole

5 Minute Green Bean Casserole

Y'all are gonna love this 5-Minute Green Bean Casserole. This classic green bean casserole recipe is simple and easy to make, costs less than ten dollars, and is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 - 10.5 oz. can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 cups cooked green beans
  • 1-1/4 cup crispy fried onions (reserve 1/2 cup)
  • 3 slices cooked bacon (crumbled) (reserve half)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350-degrees.

  1. Add the condensed cream of mushroom soup, salt, pepper, and milk to a large bowl. Mix everything together.
  2. Add 3/4 cup of the crispy fried onions and half of the crumbled bacon into the bowl and mix.
  3. Add the green beans to the bowl and mix together.
  4. Pour into a greased 9" x 9" casserole dish and bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the remainder of the crispy fried onions and bacon on the top of the casserole.
  6. Bake for five more minutes and serve.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 896mgCarbohydrates: 19.8gFiber: 2.9gSugar: 3.4gProtein: 6.5g
Nutrition is approximate.

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