Delicious Green Bean Casserole
Delicious Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is a classic side dish that’s often enjoyed during holiday meals, but it’s delicious any time of the year. Here’s a recipe for a delicious homemade green bean casserole:


For the Casserole:

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces (you can also use canned or frozen green beans)
  • 1 can (10.5 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk (whole milk or a milk substitute like almond milk or soy milk)
  • 1 cup French-fried onions (plus extra for topping)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup French-fried onions (or more, for extra crunch)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (optional, for added texture)


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350Β°F (175Β°C).
  2. Blanch the Green Beans: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fresh green beans and cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until they are bright green and slightly tender but still crisp. If using canned or frozen green beans, skip this step. Drain and immediately plunge the green beans into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain again.
  3. Prepare the Casserole: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, milk, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Stir until the mixture is well combined.
  4. Add Green Beans: Add the blanched or canned green beans to the soup mixture and fold them in until they are coated evenly.
  5. Add French-Fried Onions and Cheese (Optional): If desired, mix in 1 cup of French-fried onions and 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese for added flavor and texture. Reserve some French-fried onions for the topping.
  6. Transfer to a Baking Dish: Pour the green bean mixture into a greased 9Γ—13-inch baking dish or a similar-sized oven-safe dish.
  7. Top with Toppings: Sprinkle the remaining French-fried onions over the top of the casserole. You can also add sliced almonds for extra crunch and flavor.
  8. Bake: Place the casserole in the preheated oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until the casserole is hot and bubbly, and the top is golden brown.
  9. Serve: Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your delicious green bean casserole!

This classic green bean casserole is a comforting and savory side dish that pairs well with a variety of main courses. It’s a crowd-pleaser, and you can customize it to your taste by adding extra cheese, almonds, or other toppings you prefer.