How To Make Green Bean Casserole

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Green bean casserole is a holiday staple for our family.  Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas and our other family get togethers include this yummy side dish. This is a simple green bean casserole recipe.

green bean casserole with onion crunch topping| eattravellife.comYou can make this whenever you want in smaller quantities.  It doesn’t have to JUST be a holiday dish.

Making Green Bean Casserole

This casserole is a family favorite at our house.  Some like the top more than the bottom. Some like the bottom more than the top, so it all evens out and everyone gets what they love.

making green bean casserole


2 drained cans, French cut green beans (you can also use regular cut green beans)
2 can cream of mushroom soup
1 small container fried onions
1/2 teaspoon pepper

green beans


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In your baking dish (can use 8×8 square), add in the green beans.
You can also combine the ingredients in a bowl.
Add in the cream of mushroom soup, pepper and mix together. (why dirty a bowl, when you can mix it in the container you are cooking it)
Take the container of fried onions and sprinkle it on top until it is coated.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until it’s heated through.
Remove from heat and serve.


  • You can use French cut or regular green beans in the dish.
  • If you don’t drain the beans, they will be really soupy.
  • Have family that don’t like the fried onions?  Only cover half the pan and cook.
  • When serving this as a side, you can start this 20 minutes before the main dish is completed.
  • Green bean casserole can be made and cooked in advanced and heated up in the microwave if needed (sometimes oven space is limited during the holidays)
  • You can bake the casserole into small ramekins for personalized servings for guests.
  • Mix it up and use 1 can French and 1 can regular cut green beans.


Green bean casserole doesn't have to just be for the holidays. It is great for everyday cooking, you just need to adjust how much (or little) you serve.

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