This Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole Recipe is a delicious creamy and classic green bean side dish that is topped with crunchy french fried onions. If you’re looking for the best Green Bean Casserole to make for your family gatherings or holiday meals, look no further. This recipe is easy to make ahead and bake later.
Thin sliced tender green beans in a creamy sauce topped with crispy fried onions is the perfect addition to any meal. This green bean casserole is the perfect side dish that adds a festive touch to any holiday gathering.
Why you’ll love this Green Bean Casserole Recipe
What’s not to love about a quick easy casserole that brings back all the memories of holidays past? This Green Bean Casserole is a staple for your holiday dinners and takes very little prep time.
Made from simple ingredients, this is one of those dishes that you can throw together fast. Also, skip the mixing bowl and mix it all together in your favorite dish for one less dish to clean up after dinner. I love a one pan recipe!
Plus, you can double the green bean casserole recipe very easily if you need to feed a crowd. This favorite recipe is such a classic recipe! I guarantee it will become one of your family’s favorite holiday recipes!
When do you serve Green Bean Casserole?
Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole is one of those nostalgic family dishes that is a must on every holiday table. I can still remember my Great Aunt bringing her Green Bean Casserole to Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner each year.
This is a great winter dish, as it’s hearty and warm, but it would also be great for an Easter Brunch served with ham and all the fixings. You really can’t go wrong with serving this classic Green Bean Casserole recipe anytime of the year!
How to make Green Bean Casserole
When I tell you, this recipe is easy….I mean it. It’s E-A-S-Y!
Grab your mixing bowl and add in 4 cans of french-style green beans, 2 cans of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup or your choice of soup mixture, 1 of your 2 containers of fried onions, milk, black pepper and garlic powder.
Stir soup mixture together with the other ingredients. Then pour this mixture into a 9 X 13 inch baking dish. Bake the green bean casserole for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
When you remove the green bean bake from the oven, top with the remaining french fried onions. Place your casserole back in the oven until the onion topping is golden and crispy.
Can I Substitute Canned Green Beans?
Yes! You can use frozen, thawed green beans in this green bean casserole. You can also use fresh green beans in your green bean dish. If you use fresh green beans, you can easily steam and blanch them before using them in your recipe.
Can I use a Different Cream Soup in this Recipe?
Yes! You can use any Campbell’s condensed cream soups that you like. I like to stock up when my local store has cream of mushroom soup sales!
Cream of Asparagus soup is really tasty in this Green Bean Casserole recipe. If you wanted to add an extra can of Cream of Mushroom soup in your casserole, that would be an added bonus and extra flavor. Cream of Chicken soup is a great substitute if your crew doesn’t like Cream of Mushroom soup.
What other toppings can I put on Green Bean Casserole?
CHEESE! Every recipe is better with cheese, am I right, cheese lovers?! Add a cup (or more) of sharp cheddar cheese to the top of your casserole before baking the final time. Ooey, gooey, cheddar green bean casserole is always a winner.
If you’d rather, grated parmesan is also a nice finishing touch on top of your green bean casserole. It really brings out the flavors!
You can also substitute Panko Bread crumbs on top of your Green Bean Casserole. They add a nice crispy topping to your casserole.
What if my Green Bean Casserole is too runny?
If you are using frozen green beans, make sure they are thawed and drained before adding them to the casserole. I like to let them sit in a colander in the sink to let the water run off of them before I assemble my green bean casserole.
If you think your green bean casserole mixture is too runny, you can add a little roux of flour and milk or a cornstarch to thicken it up a bit. If your casserole still looks runny in the oven, just let it cook a big longer and it will thicken up.
How to keep the top of my Green Bean Casserole Crunchy
There is nothing worse than a soggy casserole. Make sure that you serve it right out of the oven because the onions will soften as they sit on top of the casserole.
If you have to travel with your classic campbells green bean casserole, it’s best to save the final bake for your destination. Take your container of fried onions with you and toss it in the oven. If you’re anything like my family, there’s always that one last dish warming anyway!
Can I make Green Bean Casserole ahead of time?
Green Bean Casserole is a dish that is very easy to make ahead of time and requires very little prep. A bowl, a casserole dish, and a spoon and you’re ready to go. And honestly, you can skip the bowl and mix it all in your casserole dish for one less dish to wash.
To make your green bean casserole ahead of time, simply prepare as directed, but leave off the fried onions that go on top at the end. Cover with foil and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake.
It’s best if you let your green bean casserole get to room temperature before baking. So, set it out on the counter 30 minutes or so before you’re ready to bake. Top with remaining crispy onions and bake as directed.
Can I save Green Bean Casserole?
You can save Green Bean Casserole, but beware of soggy onions. If you think you’re going to have extras, I would just split the batch into 2 smaller casserole dishes, and only top one with onions for the final bake. Then save the second (covered in plastic wrap after it has cooled), and reheat as directed above.
What goes well with Green Bean Casserole?
We love Green Bean Casserole with the traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner, but it goes well with many other every day dishes. I think Green Bean Casserole would be great with a pot roast or pork tenderloin as one of your side dish recipes.
I can’t wait to hear what special occasions you all make this traditional Green Bean Casserole for this year! Be sure to share any tweaks you make to yours because I would love to know your favorites!
Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole
- 4 cans French style green beans drained
- 2 cans Cream of mushroom soup or whichever creamed soup you choose
- 2 6 oz Containers of fried onions
- 1 ½ cup Milk
- 1 tsp pepper
- ½ tsp Garlic powder
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients except for 1 container of fried onions (set this one aside for later).
- Pour the green bean mixture into a greased 9×13 baking dish.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the dish from the oven.
- Sprinkle the second fried onion container over the green bean casserole.
- Pop the casserole back into the oven for an additional 5 minutes or until the fried onions are golden and crispy.