Dawn Hornsby's Unusual Green Bean Casserole

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

My mom used to make this all the time. She would experiment with all types of food and in turn, her creations were wonderful!! Though, I do not know if this is one of her original recipes but it was handwritten in her notebook of recipes that was given to me at the time of her death.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine water, beans and salt. Bring to a quick boil.
  2. Reduce heat until it has thawed and slightly crisp. **About 4 minutes** Drain them.
  3. In a 2 quart casserole dish, layer the beans and chestnuts.
  4. Next, mix the milk and soup into a separate bowl. Add pepper.
  5. Pour this over the beans and chestnuts. Bake at 350* for 25 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and top with the onion rings and bake again until they are a golden brown.


Most Helpful

I had a gang for dinner and made this green bean dish and everyone loved it! Thanks — Jul 2, 2001, I have made this so many times it is souper easy and very tasty. This time I added pictures-I hope you like them Traci & Jeff

Bergy February 04, 2005

This is really good.The only thing i did not like was the water chestnuts.I will make this again but i wiil not use the water chestnuts.

Robin Wehunt November 27, 2001

This was very good. Much like the classic recipe, but tasted slightly lighter because of the celery soup vs. mushroom. I chopped the water chestnuts up and also mixed ingredients versus layering (except some onions on top).

TwinMom1108 December 05, 2002

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