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Easy Green Bean Casserole

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Green bean casserole topped with French fried onions in a white baking dish.
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 3
  • Servings 8

Here it is: The only green bean casserole you’ll ever need. Over 100 readers have given it near perfect ratings, and it’s easy to see why. This no-fail side dish may be a staple at holiday meals, but our three-ingredient green bean casserole recipe is so simple, there’s no need to wait for a special occasion to make it. Even if you’re looking for a way to change up the traditional recipe, don’t look further. There are so many ways for you to make it your own—read our expert tips and tricks for ways to change up the toppings and tweak the flavors to your family’s preference. However you make it, we promise you’ll love it. MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 2, 2019

Ingredients

2
cans (14.5 oz) French Style Green Beans, drained
1
can (18 oz) Progresso™ Vegetable Classics creamy mushroom soup
1
can (6 oz) French-fried onions

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In 1 1/2-quart casserole or glass baking dish, combine green beans, soup and half of the onions; mix well.
  • 2
    Bake at 350°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly, topping with remaining half of onions during last 5 minutes of baking time.

Expert Tips

  • Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, ground sage or thyme to the soup mixture to suit your family’s preference.
  • Not a fan of canned green beans? You can easily swap those out for frozen beans. If you are using frozen green beans in this easy green bean casserole, you'll need 2 (14.4 oz) bags. Simply give them a quick rinse under cool water and shake of the excess water before adding to the casserole or thaw in the refrigerator overnight and drain before using.
  • French fried onions on top of green bean casserole is one of the most traditional (and delicious) ways to serve it to a group, but you can opt for other crunchy toppings as well. Chopped toasted walnuts, sliced green onions, or chopped cooked bacon sprinkled on top after baking are all tasty alternatives!
  • If you have any leftovers, you can store this green bean casserole in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for about 3 days. Freezing leftovers is not recommended.
  • No oven space on Thanksgiving Day? You can make green bean casserole in the slow cooker—follow this Slow-Cooker Alfredo Green Bean Casserole for a delicious alternative.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/5 of Recipe
Calories
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
22%
Sodium
680mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • It seems that green bean casserole has been showing up on dinner tables for as long as we can remember. Thanksgiving dinner just wouldn’t be the same without this classic, quintessential holiday side. The origin of the green bean casserole recipe dates all the way back to 1955 when a home economist from The Campbell’s™ Soup Company came up with the idea to mix a can of mushroom soup, green beans and French fried onions together in a casserole dish. Since its humble beginnings, the dish has become legendary—so much so, that the original recipe card now lives at the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame. Since the recipe was introduced, there have been several variations on the original, swapping in ingredients and using different cooking techniques to create a beloved, individual tradition for families. A few of our favorite renditions include our Grands!™ Green Bean Casserole that features a flaky biscuit crust or this cheesy version with mushrooms . Green beans not your thing? Find another casserole dish to take center stage at your next holiday.

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