Green Bean Casserole

A green bean casserole makes the Thanksgiving excursion complete, and this version can be on the table in no time at all thanks to just 4 ingredients from your pantry or fridge: canned green beans, condensed mushroom soup, French-fried onions, and shredded Cheddar cheese.

green bean casserole
green bean casserole

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Holly Nilsson
This green bean casserole recipe is an up to date twist on the classic vacation facet dish. Made with sparkling inexperienced beans and a creamy homemade mushroom sauce, it is healthy and delicious. I like to top it with crispy baked onions (see the notes below!), however store-bought French fried onions work here too.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Casserole, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 4 cups frozen cut green bean defrosted (see notes for canned or fresh beans)
  • 10 ½ ounces cream of mushroom soup
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon seasoning salt or to taste
  • 1 ½ cups crispy fried onions divided


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • If using fresh or frozen green beans, boil just until tender crisp. (see note)
  • Combine green beans with soup, milk, soy sauce, pepper, salt, 1 cup of crispy onions, and cheese (if using, see note) in a casserole dish.
  • Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes or bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and stir. Top with remaining onions and return to oven for an additional 10 minutes or until golden.


Green Beans: Canned, fresh, or frozen beans work in this recipe. In place of frozen beans, you can use either of the following:
drain 2 (14 ½ ounces each) cans of green beans
1 ½ pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and simmered for about 7-8 minutes
Optional Additions:
1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese (favorite!)
fried mushrooms, onions, garlic, and/or shallots
Make Ahead: This casserole can be made up to 48 hours ahead of time. Remove the casserole from the fridge for at least 30 minutes before baking. You may need to add 10 minutes of extra cooking time.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 112 | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 475mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 409IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

This recipe by Holly Nilsson

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