Traditional Green Bean Casserole with a Crispy Topping

A classic Green Bean Casserole recipe with a twist. Fresh green beans, creamy mushroom soup, and crispy french fried onions make this casserole a hit at any holiday gathering.

Green Bean Casserole is a classic side dish that has been a staple at Thanksgiving tables for decades. Originating in the 1950s, this casserole has since become one of the most recognizable dishes of the holiday season. Made with fresh green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and a crispy topping of french-fried onions, Green Bean Casserole is a delicious and comforting addition to any holiday meal.


  • 2 lbs. fresh green beans, trimmed and blanched
  • 10.75 oz. can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cups french fried onions


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, milk, soy sauce, and black pepper.
  3. Add the blanched green beans to the bowl and mix until they are well coated with the sauce.
  4. Pour the green bean mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  5. Top the green beans with 2 cups of french fried onions.
  6. Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the sauce is bubbly.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a variation, try adding sautéed mushrooms or diced onions to the green bean mixture for added flavor and texture.
  • Use a high-quality cream of mushroom soup for the best flavor.
  • Make sure to blanch the green beans before adding them to the casserole to retain their bright green color and crisp texture.
  • For a crunchier topping, sprinkle additional french fried onions on top of the casserole during the last 5 minutes of baking.
  • To avoid a soggy casserole, let it cool for a few minutes before serving to allow the sauce to thicken.

Green Bean Casserole is a must-have dish for any Thanksgiving feast. With its simple yet delicious combination of fresh green beans, creamy mushroom soup, and crispy french fried onions, this casserole is sure to be a hit at any holiday gathering. By following these step-by-step instructions and incorporating our tips and tricks, you’ll have the perfect Green Bean Casserole in no time. Serve hot and enjoy the comforting flavors of this classic dish.

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