Green bean casserole is a classic dish that has been a staple at holiday gatherings for generations. It’s a delicious and easy-to-make side dish that pairs well with a variety of main courses.
In this recipe, we’ll provide you with a step-by-step recipe guide to help you make the perfect green bean casserole. We’ll also include tips, tricks, and FAQs to ensure that your dish turns out perfectly every time.
Tips and Tricks:
- To save time, you can use fresh or frozen green beans instead of canned.
- For a healthier version, use low-fat or fat-free cream of mushroom soup and omit the fried onions.
- If you want a crispy topping, you can use panko breadcrumbs instead of fried onions.
- For a more flavorful dish, add chopped onions, garlic, and mushrooms to the green bean mixture before baking.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I make green bean casserole ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the casserole up to a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to cook it, simply follow the baking instructions in the recipe.
How do I store leftover green bean casserole?
Store leftover green bean casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Can I freeze green bean casserole?
Yes, you can freeze it. After baking, let the casserole cool completely, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in the freezer for up to 2 months.
To reheat, thaw the casserole in the refrigerator overnight, then bake it in the oven until heated through.
Can I use a different type of cream soup instead of cream of mushroom?
Yes, you can use cream of chicken, cream of celery, or any other cream soup you prefer.
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The Ultimate Guide to Making Delicious Green Bean Casserole
- 2 cans of green beans, drained
- 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of French's fried onions
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
Step 1: Preheat Your Oven
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Mix Ingredients
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the drained green beans, cream of mushroom soup, milk, black pepper, and garlic powder. Mix well.
Step 3: Add Fried Onions
- Add 1/4 cup of the fried onions to the mixture and stir.
Step 4: Pour Mixture into Casserole Dish
- Pour the green bean mixture into a 9x13 inch casserole dish.
Step 5: Bake
- Bake the green bean casserole in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
Step 6: Add Remaining Fried Onions
- After 25 minutes, remove the casserole from the oven and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of fried onions on top.
Step 7: Bake Again
- Place the casserole back in the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the onions are golden brown.
Step 8: Serve
- Remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
- If you're using fresh green beans, trim the ends and cut them into bite-sized pieces before adding them to the casserole.
- To make the casserole creamier, you can add 1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese to the mixture before baking.
- If you're using frozen green beans, make sure to thaw them completely before using them in the recipe.
- For a more savory flavor, you can add 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme to the green bean mixture.
- You can use any brand of fried onions for this recipe, but French's is the most commonly used.
- If you're short on time, you can skip the step of adding the fried onions to the mixture and simply sprinkle them on top of the casserole before baking.
- If you don't have a 9x13 inch casserole dish, you can use a smaller dish and adjust the baking time accordingly.
Hi, I’m Julie, the passionate foodie and founder of Juliesfamilykitchen.com. I created this blog out of a drive to prove someone wrong, and then I realized how much I truly enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. In my free time, when I’m not running around after my kids or spending quality time with my partner, you can usually find me in the kitchen experimenting with new dishes.