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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Place the casserole back into the oven for an additional 5-7 minutes.
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!
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!
- 1 can Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
- ½ cup of milk
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 4 cups of green beans, canned
- 1 ⅓ cup fried onions
- Preheat the oven to 350º F.
- Combine the condensed soup, milk, and soy sauce in a casserole dish. Stir to mix.
- Add the green beans and ⅔ of the fried onions, stir to combine, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Place in the oven to bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, top with remaining fried onions, and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
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