Saturday, March 7, 2015

Easiest Green Bean Casserole Ever

As has already been established, I am very, very behind on my posts. This is usually a Thanksgiving staple rather than something you crave in the spring, so file this one away for Thanksgiving 2015. It is an incredibly easy side dish to throw together...which is really nice because Thanksgiving dinner is so time consuming and labor intensive to make. This recipe is an easy way to fit in another side dish without taking up a ton of extra time.

Green Bean Casserole


2 cans (14.5 oz each) French-style green beans, drained
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup (see notes)
1/4 cup milk (see notes)
1 can (2.8 oz) French-fried onions (see notes)


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In 1 1/2 quart casserole or glass baking dish, mix green beans, soup and milk.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes, topping with onions during last 5 minutes of baking, until bubbly.

Recipe notes: You can substitute cream of chicken or cream of celery soup if you like. You can also get this dish ready the day before. Store covered in your fridge until ready to bake. Add a few extra minutes of bake time because it will be cold when it goes in the oven.

Source: Betty Crocker website. You can find it here. An almost identical recipe can be found on the Pillsbury website (they are sister websites owned by the same parent company--in fact, the picture is the same one on both sites). You can find that one here.

Notes: The ingredient amounts/sizes are slightly different between the Betty Crocker and Pillsbury websites. The recipe listed above is from Betty Crocker. I actually followed the Betty Crocker recipe in regard to the cream of mushroom soup/milk, but the Pillsbury recipe for the French-fried onions. Let me explain. The changes on the Pillsbury website are to use an 18 ounce can of Progresso creamy mushroom soup that is not condensed (instead of the condensed soup), and as a result, the milk is eliminated in that recipe. The Pillsbury recipe also uses a 6 oz can of French-fried onions instead of a 2.8 oz can and calls for mixing half of the can into the green bean mixture and topping the remaining half of the can on top of the green beans.

So, this recipe is flexible. It is up to you! Use condensed soup...or not! Also, add your own desired amount of French-fried onions.

Personally, I think I will follow the Betty Crocker recipe exclusively in the future. I loved the onions on the top, but I found the onions that were mixed into the green bean mixture to be a little overpowering and distracting. It was just a little too oniony for my tastes. Plus, the onions that were mixed in ones got a little soggy and I prefer them crunchy. However, even still, this is really good and really easy...and easy to customize to your own tastes!

1 comment:

  1. You know, we've never had that at our Thanksgiving. I think this might make a good Easter side, too.