Green Bean Casserole

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Another Thanksgiving favorite of mine is green bean casserole.  It’s quick, it’s easy and it has only a few ingredients. Three of my favorite things in a recipe.  It’s so easy that you can actually make this the day of Thanksgiving and not even break a sweat.

You can find this recipe on the can of the French’s Fried Onions, but I do have some tweaks to make it mine.  My own, my precious. (If you got that movie reference, you are my new best friend!  If you didn’t, you must live in a hobbit hole and never get out).  Any way, try this variation.  It’s really good!










  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) of cream of chicken soup.  (The recipe calls for cream of mushroom.  I used that one year and to this day, I’m still hearing about it.  Clearly my husband’s side of the family do not eat fungus).
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (This is not in the original recipe, but I think it makes it creamier. You could even use half and half).
  • Pepper to taste.  About 1/2 teaspoon if you need a measurement. (Original recipe asks for 1/4 teaspoon.  Trust me, add more).
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) green beans, drained.  I use the french style cut green beans.
  • French’s Fried Onions. I eyeball this because the more, the better.  The original recipe calls for 1 1/3 cups, divided.
  • Fresh parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix cream of chicken soup, heavy cream, milk and pepper in a bowl. 
  3. Stir in green beans and 2/3 cup Crispy Fried Onions.  ( I use about a cup of the fried onions).
  4. Place in 1 1/2-quart baking dish.  (I use an 8×8 glass pan.  If you are doubling it, I would use a 9×13 glass pan).
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, until hot.  Stir.
  6. Shred parmesan cheese on the top, just enough for a thin covering.
  7. Top with remaining 2/3 cup onions. (Like stated earlier, I use more.  I use enough to give it a good covering on top.  Everyone loves the crunch it gives).
  8. Bake 5 minutes longer or until onions are golden brown.
  9. Let me know what you think.

Serves 6 people

Time fast, maybe 40 minutes with the baking time


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