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The Best Recipe for Classic Green Bean Casserole

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The Best Recipe for Classic Green Bean Casserole

Do you want to know how to make classic green bean casserole the right way? 

Check out the recipe, here!

For many of us, green bean casserole is a standard element of an enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner. There is just something about this casserole combo of ingredients that tastes like home and keeps us coming back for seconds. 

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” There’s nothing wrong with shaking things up and adding a little bit of spice now and again. But a classic is a classic for a reason. Many of us work hard year-round and look forward to the holiday season as a time to relax and enjoy the company of our companions and relatives. Why spend that time laboring over hard-to-follow recipes with too many ingredients to name when you could be enjoying your holiday break as… well, a break! 


Bring the comfort of old-fashioned flavor to the table this Thanksgiving with our simple recipe for a classic green bean casserole. 

 

 

 

How to Make a Classic Green Bean Casserole 

If you want to make a green bean casserole that’s guaranteed to deliver that signature comfort to the holiday dinner table, getting the right ingredients is key. 

There are three major items to grab, and those are Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, fried onions (we recommend French’s Crispy Fried Onions), and green beans. 

Many families are torn between the Great Green Bean Debate: to use canned or not to use canned. There may be some difference in flavor or texture of the casserole depending on which is used. But in the end, fresh green beans offer more risk for inconsistencies in flavor. They may have varying levels of ripeness, impacting the casserole and leaving a bad taste in everyone’s mouth, literally. Instead, feel confident that your green bean casserole will be the best, old-fashioned side at Thanksgiving when you use canned green beans. 

Besides the three major ingredients, you will also need milk and soy sauce. 

 

bowl of fried onions next to can of condensed cream of mushroom soup, can of green beans, small bowl of soy sauce, and cup of milk

After making sure you have all the ingredients you need beforehand (you do not want to scramble from store to store hoping to find anything, especially the day of), preheat the oven to 350ºF. 

Get out the casserole dish and combine the condensed soup, milk, and soy sauce. Use a spoon to combine as well as you can. 


casserole dish with condensed cream on mushroom soup and spoon

casserole dish with condensed cream on mushroom soup, milk, and spoon

 

Pour in the green beans and ⅔ of the fried onions, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and use the spoon to mix with the milk and soup mixture. 

Spread everything into an even layer and put it into the oven to bake for 25 minutes. 


green beans in casserole dish

green beans and fried onions in casserole dish

cooked green bean casserole in casserole dish

 

Remove from the oven and top with the remaining fried onions. If you have any leftovers, feel free to be a little extra generous on the top layer as it adds to the salty crunch that makes this casserole so special. 


cooked green bean casserole in casserole dish

cooked green bean casserole in casserole dish with fried onion topping

 

Place the casserole back into the oven for an additional 5-7 minutes.

 

cooked green bean casserole with fried onion topping next to small bowl of green bean casserole

 

To save time and serve fresh, prep the ingredients in the casserole dish (aside from the fried onions) earlier in the day, and leave in the refrigerator until closer to dinner time. Then, top with fried onions and pop into the oven to bake! Or, visit our Instagram for a Thanksgiving dinner life hack for this recipe that you don't want to miss! 


cooked green bean casserole with fried onion topping next to small bowl of green bean casserole

Table & Thyme’s Classic Green Bean Casserole Recipe 

This year, be thankful you followed this recipe for the best green bean casserole ever. The classic pairing of savory, creamy green beans and salty, crunchy fried onions stands the test of time and will have everyone coming back for more! 

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F. 
  2. Combine the condensed soup, milk, and soy sauce in a casserole dish. Stir to mix. 
  3. Add the green beans and ⅔ of the fried onions, stir to combine, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
  4. Place in the oven to bake for 25 minutes. 
  5. Remove from the oven, top with remaining fried onions, and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes. 
  6. Serve warm and enjoy! 

Enjoy the comfort of the classics while adding some excitement to the menu with our collection of delicious recipes, like 3 Fall-Inspired Martinis to add some holiday cheer to the festivities! 

Want more ideas to make this Thanksgiving a hit? Stay tuned for this year’s comprehensive holiday guide. In the meantime, take notes from last year’s tips for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner and subscribe to our newsletter for every Table & Thyme update!  

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