The BEST Green Bean Casserole
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The BEST Green Bean Casserole with Bacon and Cheese

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The BEST Green Bean Casserole with Bacon and Cheese: One of the most popular green bean recipes, and such an easy side dish that SHOULDN’T just be for Thanksgiving! 

The BEST Green Bean Casserole

The BEST Green Bean Casserole

Not gonna lie, finding green bean recipes that I swoon over, are far and few between.

And I’m sure we’ve all had the infamous green bean casserole at a ladies lunch after a church gathering and even on our Thanksgiving tables… but I couldn’t resist sharing a recipe here when I made it to go with the Creole Roasted Turkey recipe for Thanksgiving.

It’s a basic green bean casserole, but I couldn’t help but add extra cheese and bacon to this one to really “umph” the flavor a bit. And friends, I have to say… it really is the BEST green bean casserole I’ve ever had.

Full Green Bean Casserole Recipe Below

If you’re here for the recipe, you’ll find that below, but I’ve also included photos of the process in case you’re more of a visual person and prefer to see image step by steps.

French style green bean casserole

Preheat your oven to 350 so it’s ready when you are!

French Green Bean Casserole

Start by pouring your drained, canned french style green beans into a large bowl.

How to make green bean casserole

In a separate bowl, combine the soup, milk, and pepper.

Pour on top of the green beans and stir until completely coated.

Green Bean Casserole

Easy Green Bean Casserole and the BEST

Add in the cooked chopped bacon and stir until mixed in.

Bacon Green Bean Casserole

Next, add in half of the french fried onions and mix in too!

French Onions Green Bean Casserole - Canned Soup

Green Bean Casserole with Bacon

Once mixed together, pour into a greased baking dish. I used a baking dish that was about an 8×8, but you can use a smaller/bigger dish if desired.

The BEST Green Bean Casserole

Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Remove and sprinkle on remaining french fried onions and cheese, until you’ve evenly covered the top.

Add back into the 350 oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and a nice golden color!

Green Bean Casserole

Oh mylanta. Can we just have a moment of silence for this golden warm casserole?

Easy Green Bean Casserole

Wasn’t that easy!? I mean, I see why it’s a classic staple for family gatherings and pot lucks… but this is going to start being a staple in my home for weeknight dinners too since it’s so easy!

Green Bean Casserole Recipe

The BEST Green Bean Casserole Recipe

The BEST Green Bean Casserole
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The BEST Green Bean Casserole with Cheese and Bacon

The BEST Green Bean Casserole with Bacon and Cheese: One of the most popular green bean recipes, and such an easy side dish that SHOULDN'T just be for Thanksgiving! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword best green bean casserole, french green bean casserole, green bean casserole, green bean casserole recipe, green bean casserole with bacon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 243 kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

  • 2 14.5 oz. cans of french style green beans drained
  • 1 10.5 oz. can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4 cup milk I used 2% but any will do!
  • pinch pepper or to taste
  • 1.5 cups french fried onions divided - half will go in, half will sprinkle on top
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices cooked bacon chopped
  • salt to taste (remember, bacon has salt!)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Start by pouring your drained, canned green beans into a large bowl.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the soup, milk, and pepper.

  4. Pour on top of the green beans and stir until completely coated.

  5. Add in the cooked chopped bacon and stir until mixed in.

  6. Next, add in half of the french fried onions and mix in too!

  7. Once mixed together, pour into a greased baking dish. (I used a baking dish that was about an 8x8, but you can use a smaller/bigger dish if desired.)

  8. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Remove and sprinkle on remaining french fried onions and cheese, until you've evenly covered the top.

  9. Add back into the 350 oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and a nice golden color!

Recipe Notes

Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used.

Nutrition Facts
The BEST Green Bean Casserole with Cheese and Bacon
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 344mg 14%
Potassium 87mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 4.8%
Calcium 17%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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