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Green bean casserole is a yummy, classic side and with bacon, it’s takes it to another level. We love that this side is great for any holiday and perfect for bacon lovers.

Roasted Green BeansFried Green Beans, and Green Bean Bundles are among our favorite veggie sides, but this fresh Green Bean Casserole with Bacon is king! It is salty & savory and always a big hit!!

Green bean casserole topped with bacon and fried onions in a baking dish

elevating a classic

We love a good green bean casserole, especially at holiday dinners. It really is just a classic that we all love. Green bean casserole with bacon is a fresh version offers a tasty and delicious twist!!!

Fresh green beans add a crisp and bright base. The bacon and fried onions are salty, savory, and take this side to the next level! It is utterly to die for.

This is our new fav go-to green bean casserole. The pan is sure to be wiped clean when this is served up on the table. The kids were fans of the added bacon, and my hubby thinks you can never have too many fried onions!

cooked fresh green beans in a yellow colander

Just mix and bake!!

PREP. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

GREEN BEANS. To cook the green beans, bring a pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add the cut green beans and cook for 6-7 minutes. Drain.

MIX. Add the soup, milk, soy sauce, pepper, cooked beans, 2/3 c of the onions and most the bacon (save a bit to add at the end) to a  1 1/2-quart casserole (8×10 pan) and stir.

BAKE. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbling. Give the mixture a stir and the sprinkle the rest of the onions and bacon pieces evenly over the top. Bake for another 5 minutes until the onions are a golden brown.

creamy green beans in a black baking dish

Tips + Storing Info

Canned Green Beans: I personally prefer using fresh green beans, but you can substitute them with 3 (14.5 oz) cans of  green beans. Be sure to drain them before mixing up the casserole.

Cooking the Green Beans: Precook the green beans before assembling the casserole. However, don’t overcook them or else they’ll get too mushy. 

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. 
  • Add the green beans.
  • Boil fresh green beans for 2-3 minutes. Cook frozen green beans for 3-5 minutes.
  • Drain 

Make it Cheesy: Cheese elevates just about every dish and this casserole is no different. You can Mix in 1 cup shredded cheese of your choice. 

STORE leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cover with foil and bake for about 15 minutes per pound. If the fried onions need to be a little more crispy, broil on low for 2-3 minutes. 

Make Ahead: Assemble the casserole up to 48 hours in advance. Do not add the french fried onions until you’re ready to bake it. Cover the dish and store it in the fridge. 

fresh green bean casserole with bacon topped with fried onions in a baking dish

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5 from 8 votes

Fresh Green Bean Casserole with Bacon

By: Lil’ Luna
Green bean casserole is a yummy, classic side and with bacon, it's takes it to another level. We love that this side is great for any holiday and perfect for bacon lovers.
Servings: 8
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Ingredients 

  • (1 can) 10.5 oz Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 4 c green beans cut into 1 – 1.5 inch pieces
  • 1 1/3 c French's® French Fried Onions
  • 3 slices bacon cooked and chopped
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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • To cook the green beans, bring a pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add the cut green beans and cook for 6-7 minutes. Drain.
  • Add the soup, milk, soy sauce, pepper, cooked beans, 2/3 c of the onions and most the bacon (save a bit to add at the end) to a 1 1/2-quart casserole (8×10 pan) and stir.
  • Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbling.  Give the mixture a stir and the sprinkle the rest of the onions and bacon pieces evenly over the top.
  • Bake for another 5 minutes until the onions are a golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 473mg, Potassium: 206mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 407IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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7 Comments

  1. Kristina says:

    5 stars
    I hated green-beans as a kid, but realize that it was probably because my mom always used canned beans. Fresh green beans are now one of my favorites and pair them with bacon. Well, it’s a recipe I can’t resist. This is really great version and perfect for next weeks Thanksgiving dinner.

  2. Jennifer says:

    5 stars
    Thanksgiving is not complete without this green bean casserole! The BEST!!

  3. Lily says:

    5 stars
    This green bean casserole was so good, super creamy and I love all of the textures in it!

  4. Jessica Burgess says:

    5 stars
    This was super easy to make and now I can’t wait to make it again!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Thank you!! So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  5. Joy says:

    5 stars
    Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without the green bean casserole!! I never liked it growing up, but now I think it’s delicious, especially since there is bacon!

  6. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    Green beans has always been a favorite side dish for me. I like them anyway they come especially in this casserole dish.