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The best simple and easy classic homemade green bean casserole - Using French's friend fried onions and Campbell's cream of mushroom soup, this rich and creamy Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish is everyone's favorite. Made with lots of cheddar cheese. Traditional recipe to make ahead. Original baked vegetarian recipe.

Traditional Green Bean Casserole Recipe

This simple and easy green bean casserole uses cream soup, cheddar cheese, and french fried onions to make the ultimate comfort food for holiday meals or any time of year!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups green beans drained and cut into bite-sized pieces (You can use thawed frozen beans, canned beans, or steamed fresh beans. Two 14-oz commercial cans will work if you want to go that route.)
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup (I buy low sodium fat free soup, but you buy whatever you want.), 10.75-oz
  • 2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 10 oz cheddar-flavor French Fried onions

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine green beans, soup, 1 cup of cheese, garlic, and onion powder. Mix well. I usually do this the night before so that I don't have to bother on the morning of Thanksgiving.
  • Transfer green bean mixture to a casserole dish. Top with remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake at 350, until bubbly and heated through, about 30 minutes. Add the French Fried onions and bake until onions are browned, usually 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Serve hot.
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