Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole is a classic side dish, especially at holiday meals! This savory casserole is simple, delicious and requires only 4 ingredients, which makes it the perfect addition to your holiday menu!

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Classic Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Today’s dish happens to be one of the recipes I dreaded as a child. I hated green beans, and I hated onions so this recipe was pretty much the epitome of everything I despised when I was younger. I think I’ve grown up (for the most part) because this is now one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. I’m sure most of you have tried it before, but if you haven’t I highly suggest giving this easy Green Bean casserole recipe a try. It’s probably the best way to serve green beans and is a great recipe to make as a simple side to the rest of the Thanksgiving feast.

Although meat and rolls and pie sound pretty heavenly, it’s always nice to mix in some veggies (even when they’re covered in cream of mushroom soup!!) 😉 To change things up you can also add a cup of cheese to make them more cheesy or even omit the onions and add crushed corn flakes. And I recently saw a version from Pillsbury where this dish was served in a biscuit crust, which is what I’d like to try next. 😉


How to Make Easy Green Bean Casserole:

This green bean casserole is literally the easiest casserole you’ll ever make. Only 5 minutes of active prep time, and FOUR ingredients!

  • Green beans
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Milk
  • French Onions

That’s it!! You just stir together everything but the onions, add some salt and pepper, put it in a 9×13 dish, and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. Then you add French’s fried onions on top and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Simple as that.

Easy Green Bean Casserole

Casserole Changes

As with any recipe, it’s easy to change it up based on the ingredients and tastes you prefer the most. Here are some changes you can add to this recipe to make it even more to your liking. 😉

  • BACON – add some cooked, chopped bacon to the recipe to make it a green bean casserole with bacon. SO good!
  • FRESH GREEN BEANS – use 3-4 cups of fresh, cut green beans instead of the canned version for more freshness.
  • CHEESE – Add 1 – 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese to the mix to add more flavor and cheesiness to this casserole.
  • CREAM OF CHICKEN – use this instead of cream of mushroom if you know there are no mushroom fans in the house.

With all of the holiday menu items that are so time consuming, it’s nice to have at least one dish that doesn’t take much time or effort. This green bean casserole is definitely one of those dishes! I’m glad my tastebuds have finally grown up, because I can’t imagine holiday meals without it. 😉

This dish pairs great with these other recipes:

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Green Bean Casserole Recipe

5 from 2 votes

Green Bean Casserole is a classic side dish, especially at holiday meals! This savory casserole is simple, delicious and requires only 4 ingredients, which makes it the perfect addition to your holiday menu!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 94 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 2 14.5 oz cans French-style green beans drained
  • 10.75 oz can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 c milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 2.8 oz can French-fried onions


  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Mix green beans, soup, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl and pour into a 9x13 dish.

  3. Bake for 18-20 minutes and top with onions. Bake for an additional 5 minutes and ENJOY!


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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. I made this for a large family gathering and was happy to see that almost the whole dish was eaten. This is my new favorite recipe, and apparently my families too.

  2. This is the best way to eat green beans. I am not the hugest fan of them, but I love the crunch from the French-fried onions & taste, that I didn’t mind them. I can’t wait to take it to Thanksgiving this year!

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