Homemade Green Bean Casserole

June 25, 2021

Green bean casserole is a staple in many American homes during the holidays and also at any potluck. With this quick and easy recipe, you will surely be the talk of the party.

In America, when it comes to Thanksgiving sides or a company potluck there is one dish that you will most definitely find, a green bean casserole. This dish is so simple and delicious that it is a no brainer, plus you will be able to talk about Mike that only brought cups.

Look out grandma, because this recipe is sure to dazzle the family during the holidays or put Cindy in accountings’ green bean casserole to shame.

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Taste Score: %85
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 25 mins

Tips

  • You may also heat the green bean/soup mixture over the stove, carefully stirring in the cheese, when hot enough.
  • Be sure to drain all the juice out of the green bean can. The flavor does not lend itself to the mixture.
  • For added benefit, but a block of cheddar cheese and grate it yourself. It gives the cheese a better outcome because there are not as many preservatives as there are in pre-shredded cheese.
  • Turn the oven to broil for a minute or two, so that the cheese begins to brown on top.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place green beans and soup in a large microwave-safe bowl. Mix well and heat in the microwave on high until warm (3 to 5 minutes). Stir in ½ cup of cheese and heat mixture for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Transfer green bean mixture to a casserole dish and sprinkle with French fried onions and remaining cheese.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees oven until the cheese melts and the onions just begin to brown.
  5. Serve it hot.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Green Bean Casserole
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
Calories257
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.3 g24.7%
Potassium 228 mg4.9%
Cholesterol 24 mg8%
Sodium 522 mg22.7%
Protein 7.8 g15.6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Why Is My Green Bean Casserole Runny?

This is quite a common problem for those trying to make green bean casserole. The main culprit of this is because people try to use frozen green beans.

While there is no problem with this flavor wise, the problem is that people do not let them thaw completely before they add them to the casserole. The excess ice then melts, thus adding water to your dish. This can also happen if you do not drain your canned green beans as well. If you happen to think that your casserole seems runny, feel free to add a roux or a cornstarch slurry to thicken it.

Do I Need To Drain Green Beans For The Casserole?

Yes, please drain your green beans for the casserole. Not draining your beans can cause a number of things to happen to your casserole. The first problem is that it could cause your casserole to have an off flavor from the bean juice that is in there. Yes, you are putting green beans in it, but something about the juice in the can that does not mix with the cream of mushroom.

The second problem is that it could cause your casserole to be a little runny. Be sure to follow the recipe, unless it specifically calls for the juice, do not add it because it is extra moisture in the recipe.

What Do You Serve With Green Bean Casserole?

The question should really be what should you serve green bean casserole with. Green bean casserole is more of a side item that you tend to find on Thanksgiving as a side to the turkey.

You can also find green bean casserole gracing your next potluck where virtually everything is a side. The beauty of green bean casserole is that it is like the khaki of side dishes, it goes with everything.

Can You Reheat A Green Bean Casserole?

Yes, you can reheat green bean casserole. Many would suggest popping it back in the oven because the microwave tends to make it soggy. If you preheat your oven to 350 degrees and put the casserole in for 8-10 minutes, it should be perfect.

Some people think that it is actually better reheated. Almost like reheating lasagna or pizza, it is like the sauce is absorbed into everything. Mmmm so good.

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