Green Bean Casserole
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Green Bean Casserole is a classic side dish, great for special occasions like Thanksgiving or Christmas, yet still perfect any time of year!
This recipe features fresh green beans cooked until tender crisp in a creamy mushroom sauce with fried onions and of course cheese.
The perfect green bean casserole!
How to Make Green Bean Casserole
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No turkey dinner feast would be complete without a classic green bean casserole! It’s super easy to put together and everyone loves it!
My family looks forward to this fabulous side dish every year! Tender green beans cooked in a creamy mushroom sauce and topped with crispy fried onions and cheddar cheese; so many family favorites ingredients all put together in one dish!
I do love a classic green bean casserole (with canned beans) but growing up my mom always made green bean casserole with fresh beans so that’s the way I make it too.
The beans are cooked just until tender crisp and the traditional mushroom soup is then added (you can also make Homemade Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup if you don’t want to use canned).
Next I sprinkle in some diced red bell peppers which is not only super flavorful, but makes this dish beautifully colorful and festive!
In my house we always make Green Bean Casserole with cheese and the final ingredient is the addition of a hint of smoked paprika! It adds a very subtle smoky flavor that pairs so well with the cheddar cheese!
Preparation of any successful meal; especially a big turkey dinner, takes planning (I always use this printable Turkey Dinner Servings Guide and this Thanksgiving Dinner Planner to keep everything on track!
Being able to make dishes ahead of time is life saver for any busy host!
This Green Bean Casserole can be made up to 24 hours in advance and stored in your refrigerator until time to bake. So simple to go from fridge to oven to table, giving you the time you need to prepare the other menu items that require last minute attention!
Green Bean Casserole is the perfect side dish to accompany your festive side dishes.
Some of my other favorite side dishes for your holiday table include Sweet Potato Casserole and Garlic Roasted Bacon Brussels Sprouts! While I love the turkey or ham that seems to be on each festive table, it’s truly the side dishes that steal the show!
Don’t forget the Crock Pot Stuffing!
Tender crisp green beans with an easy cream sauce and cheddar are the perfect side for any meal!
- 4 cups green beans ends removed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup 10.5 0z
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/2 cup red pepper diced
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
- 1 1/3 cups crispy fried onions divided
- pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook green beans for 4-5 minutes or until tender crisp. Drain
Combine mushroom soup, soy sauce, milk, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, smoked paprika, 3/4 cup fried onions, red pepper and green beans. Season with black pepper to taste.
Pour into a casserole dish and top with remaining fried onions and cheese.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
While Green Bean Casserole is the perfect side dish for your festive meals, keep it in mind any time of the year! It is so delicious alongside a perfectly grilled steak hot off the BBQ, crispy chicken or a roasted chicken!
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