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Easy Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is an excellent addition to any meal.  I didn’t even know it was a recipe until a few years ago. Thanks to my oldest, it has become a family favorite, and now I cook it for almost every holiday meal. Madison insists.

Easter 2022, the green bean casserole is located at the bottom.

My oldest, Madison, is a big fan of green bean casserole, and I have been able to experiment with using different ingredients. Believe it or not, she loved every way I made it, so trust me, you can’t go wrong. You can do a lot with a green bean casserole, and the traditional way is with cream of mushroom, milk, salt, and pepper, but you can tweak it in any way you like. I experimented until I found a perfect blend of ingredients I feel makes an excellent green bean casserole.

This recipe will not be runny or creamy; it’s more of a gravy that compliments the green beans. You notice in the picture above how the mixture is hearty and thick. If you want it moister, you may add 1/2 cup of milk or chicken broth. Remember to make this recipe your own. Tweak it until you are happy. 

Mild cheddar and fried onions for my top layer.

It is your personal preference for how you top your casserole.  You can use bread crumbs, shredded cheese, fried onions, bacon bits, or a blend of different toppings.

My favorite go-to is mild cheddar cheese and fried onions. I love the extra crunch it brings.


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Easy Green Bean Casserole

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 6


  • 1 8x8 baking dish


  • 2 cans 14.5oz green beans (any style)drained
  • 2 cans 10.5oz cream of chicken
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup mild cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup fried onions


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your baking pan.
  • Drain your green beans.
  • Mix green beans, cream of chicken, cheese, pepper, and 1 cup of fried onions together. Add mixture to baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove aluminum foil and add the remaining fried onions. I always add extra cheese across the top. Bake for another 10 minutes uncovered. If you don't want your top as dark as mine, cook for 5 extra minutes instead.
  • Enjoy!
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