Green Bean Casserole

"This green bean casserole is a family tradition. My grandmother makes this every Thanksgiving. Absolutely the best! Simple and easy, but the flavor is so good!"
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Ready In:


  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 14 cup milk
  • 18 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans cut green beans, drained
  • 1 13 cups French-fried onions (French's)


  • Combine soup, milk and pepper in a 1 1/2 qt baking dish; stir until blended.
  • Stir in beans and 2/3 cup fried onions.
  • Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until hot.
  • Stir.
  • Sprinkle with remaining 2/3 cup fried onions.
  • Bake 5 more minutes or until onions are golden.

Questions & Replies

  1. I don't like canned or frozen green beans. Can I just use fresh and cook them. Wondering if it will change the texture?
  2. Has anyone made this with fresh green beans? If so did you blanch the beans first?
  3. What would you suggest as a possible lactose-free milk substitute for this recipe? Soy? Thanks!
  4. or you can follow the instructions on a can of cream of mushroom soup.!
  5. This is under make ahead where are the instructions for what you do ahead of time and what you do on thanksgiving?


  1. This is the recipe I go to when making green bean casserole, except I add a couple of dashes of soy sauce. The addition of that makes all the difference.
  2. Always delicious! I precook the green beans with onion and garlic. Plus I crisp up the french fried onions in the microwave for a few seconds prior to mixing them in with the rest of the ingredients to keep them from getting too mushy while cooking.
  3. This was a huge hit of Thanksgiving and I will definitely be making again for Christmas. Here is what I did differently however.<br/>Used 1/2 chopped white onion. <br/>Used fresh green beans, boiled for 10 minutes then dunked in icewater<br/>Took 1 package bacon and cut off two inches of the end, ten chopped the ends into bits.<br/>Cooked onion and bacon, added in green beans in large skillet<br/>Added cream of mushroom soup and half of the french's onions. Mixed and baked for 20 minutes<br/>Pulled casserole out, put the rest of frenchs onions on top and baked another 10 minutes
  4. First time I have made this, and it's really good. Love the crunch of the fried onions! On the can it said if you want more crunch add another cup of fried onions, so I did. Yummy!Thanks for the recipe!
  5. I make this with a slight twist. I use Cream of Broccoli soup instead of Cream of Mushroom (family not a big mushroom fan) and I add 1 tbsp of Soy Sauce and 1 tsp of Worcheschire. HUGE hit!!!


  1. This is one of our favorite side dishes. I added 1 teaspoon of soy sauce and a can of sliced water chestnuts one year and now everyone in the family makes it that way.
  2. Add some bacon grease for flavor
  3. Should go under COMFORT FOOD! I use 1/4 cup cream in place of milk and French Cut green beans.
  4. Don't wait for the holidays to enjoy this casserole, it's yummy any time of the year. I prepared this dish tonight with a baked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy and biscuits. I prepared the recipe as written except I used condensed cream of chicken soup instead of the mushroom soup due to family preference; this change worked out very well. It was so easy and quick to prepare which is always a plus for me. Thanks butterflyday for contributing a recipe that helped make our meal shine.
  5. 1 tbs of soy sauce Chedder cheese



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