Sunday, July 1, 2012

Best Green Bean Casserole


I LOVE Green Bean Casserole! I eat it as an entree sometimes! I've played around with the recipes for a couple years now and this recipe is how I've made it the last several times we've had it and it's just so yummy I just have to share! Typically with my recipes I don't use brand names but with this one I am going to specify what brands I use because it's what really makes it so delicious! Generics just aren't going to cut it for this recipe! Also, I don't use the smaller can of the french onions, oh no! I go for the big daddy and use the 6 oz. size, makes all the difference.




2 cans Kitchen Sliced Green Giant green beans, drained
1 can Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup
1 6 oz. container French's French Fried Onions
2/3 cup whole milk (you can use skim but whole is definitely tastier)
Salt and Pepper
Garlic powder
Onion powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 2 qt. casserole dish combine green beans, soup and milk. Sprinkle in a good helping of salt and pepper, garlic powder and onion powder (typically 6 shakes of each) and stir together. Once ingredients are completely incorporated, pour half the container of french fried onions in the mix and mix together completely. Put into the oven and cook for 30 minutes. Take casserole out of the oven and sprinkle the remaining french fried onions on top. Place back in the oven and cook for 4-5 minutes or until french fried onions look really golden brown. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.




65 comments:

  1. How many ppl can this recipe feed

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    1. I would say about 6 or so depending on the serving size. I always make a double match for holidays and it's usually plenty for 15 people :)

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    2. Thank You ! Im bringing this to my families Christmas Dinner

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  2. Do you cover the dish with foil when you put it in the oven?

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  3. Not a fan of mushrooms. What can I substitute?

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    1. Any "cream of" soups would work. I've never tried it but I've heard you could use cream of celery instead!

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    2. I'm testing out cream of onion I'm sure it will be delicious!

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    3. I have also put a little cheese in it as well. Kids loved it!

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    4. My son doesn't like cream of mushroom, so I substitute cream of chicken. Now he and his family plus our friends can't get enough. I also learned to use soy sauce and french style green beans.

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  4. Made this tonight and everyone loved it! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. That is so awesome! So glad everyone enjoyed it, thanks for sharing! ~Jill

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  5. Do you drain the green beans?

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  6. I did it exactly how you said, however for next time, I have a question... Can I use fresh green beans instead of canned and get the same results?

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    1. You know, I've never tried fresh before but I would imagine they would be delicious! You might need to cook it longer, that would be my guess. Good luck! I'd love to know if you try it and how it turns out! :-) -Jill

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    2. On the container the onions are in it has a recipe saying you can use fresh green beans but it does call for cooked. I would probably steam them a little bit first!

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    3. If you're using fresh green beans just Blanch them. Put them in boiling water for about 3 minutes and then. Immediately put them in ice water. That's what I do when I make this recipe!

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    4. Fresh green beans will make it delicious especially if instead of water to boil them in you use chicken broth for 10 minutes and drain.

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    5. Fresh beans are soooo much better! I cook mine first (not thoroughly). They will finish cooking in the oven.

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  7. This was an amazing recipie! I followed the directions except I mixed in homemade bacon bits. Highly recommended! It is going to be my go to green bean casserole from now on !my family loved, loved, loved it!

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    1. Thank you, Renee! That makes me so happy that you enjoyed my recipe! I'm going to try bacon in mine next time, yum!!

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    2. My husband is so creative when it comes to anything especially throwing the right foods ,spices together. He is thinking of putting stuffing on top and miss cream of mushroom with alfrado and he also is adding bacon bits. It's our Thanksgiving 2015. Know this post is old but still had to had.;)

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    3. My husband is so creative when it comes to anything especially throwing the right foods ,spices together. He is thinking of putting stuffing on top and miss cream of mushroom with alfrado and he also is adding bacon bits. It's our Thanksgiving 2015. Know this post is old but still had to had.;)

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    4. Wow Brooke, that's sounds amazing! Never ever thought about putting stuffing on top! Id love to hear how it tastes :)
      ~Jill

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  8. If I choose to make a double batch, what would the cook time be? Also can I bake this in a glass 13x9 dish? I don't have casserole dish. Thanks.

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    1. I make a double batch most of the time and I would definitely recommend putting it in a 13x9, so that works out great! For time, it's ready when the casserole is hot and bubbly so try 30 minutes but if it's not bubbling keep adding on 5 minutes until you can see it bubbling. I hope that helps!
      ~Jill

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  9. If I tripled this recipe would cook time and temperature remain the same? It's for 20-25 people.

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    1. Hi Jessica! It's ready when the casserole is hot and bubbly so try 30 minutes but if it's not bubbling keep adding on 5 minutes until you can see it bubbling. I hope that helps!
      ~Jill

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  10. Hi!
    How much salt and pepper do you add? Thanks!!:))

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    1. Hi!
      I'm really bad at measuring out spices but if I had to guess I would say I probably use about 1/2 tsp of salt and pepper. Start off small, you can always add more spices but you can't take away once it's cooked! :)
      ~Jill

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  11. Hi there! I'm going to make this delicious-looking recipe for our Thanksgiving meal (doubling it). Could this be made a day ahead? Thank you!

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    1. Hi Carrie! That's awesome, I really hope you like it! You could absolutely make it the day before, I eat left over green bean casserole everytime I make it and it's amazing. Now, if you're just putting the ingreditent together the day before, but then cooking them on Thanksgiving what I would suggest to do is leave the french fried onions completely out and before you put it in the oven, mix in the onions, cook it and then put the rest of the onions on the top. If you have the onions sit in the mixture overnight without it being cooked they will be coming really soft and mushy and just not good at all. But if you put it together and cook it all at once the day before and then just reheat the next day it'll be fine. The onions will be a little soft but not too bad. Hope that helps, let me know if you have any more questions! :)
      Jill

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    2. WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for the quick reply! I can't wait to make this :)

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  12. Thank you for your post Carrie Smith, I came across this recipe the other day and I was wondering the same thing. My family is having thanksgiving tomorrow because my grandmother forgot what day it actually is (LOL She has sometimers- sometimes she remembers things and sometimes she doesn't) so I am making it ahead of time (today) to have it tomorrow.

    Happy thanksgiving to you and your family!

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    1. "Sometimers"-- I love it! I think I have that, too ;) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  13. I use frozen French cut. Beans

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  14. I'm definitely putting some bacon bits and a little cheese in this.

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  15. Hi there! I'm going to try making this, I'm assuming it's the 14.25 ounce cans of you are referring to in the recipe?

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    1. Hi!
      Yes! Mine at home say 14.5 oz of green beans but it wouldn't make any difference if it was 14.25 :) and 10 1/2oz can of cream of mushroom. Hope you like it!

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  16. I use frozen French cut string beans and add cooked chicken to make this a main dish. I serve it with hot biscuits.

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  17. I add sliced almonds for extra crunch. This is a family favorite!

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    1. Oh that sounds yummy!! So glad to hear it's a family favorite!! :)
      ~Jill

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  18. If I double the recipe, how much milk would that be?

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  19. I add a small can of mushroom pieces to add more mushrooms

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  20. Do you ever add any soy sauce like some other recipies call for?

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  21. Hi! I have never made it any other way besides what the recipe calls for. I think soy sauce would be great! Just make sure to cut back the salt or it could come out way too salty! Enjoy!
    ~Jill

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  22. If you double the recipe do you bake for the same amount of time?

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    1. Just a little bit longer should do it! When I make a double batch I watch for it to get bubbly and that's a good indication it's done! Enjoy!
      ~Jill

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  23. This recipe sounds like it's worth making! I have a question though... Did you use condensed soup or the "ready-to-eat" kind

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    1. I always use condensed! Hope you like it! :)
      ~Jill

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    2. Awesome, thanks! That's exactly what I already have! :D

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  24. This might be a dumb question, but when using the condensed mushroom soup, do you add the can of water as well? Thanks for the assistance!

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  25. The only liquid you're putting in is the milk, anything more than that would make it way too soupy :) Enjoy!
    ~Jill

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  26. This is my favorite simple recipe. I just used it last week for a party and I was stressing because their are so many similar and I just couldnt find you on pinterest. Alas, Thanksgiving is saved. This time I pinned you!!

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  27. I'm horrible at adding spices when it comes to recipes, without knowing exactly how much of each to put in. I want everything to turn out perfectly! My family makes fun of me for it! If you had to guess how much of each spice you add, would you let me know? I made this for Thanksgiving, and plan on using it for every holiday. It was amazing! That time, I had enough wine to not care about the spice ratio, but I'd like to hand down the recipe, so any advice would be much appreciated! I guess having "drink enough wine so you won't care how much spice" wouldn't be a good idea to have for future generations...lol!

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  28. You are too funny! :-) I would say about 1/2 tsp of each spice would be plenty! :)

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  29. Made this recipe tonight and it was a hit. I'll be using this one as my go to Green Bean Casserole dish!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  30. Can you use saltine crackers on top?

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