Old-fashioned classic green bean casserole with canned green beans is a classic holiday side dish that brings loads of creamy flavor and crunch to the table. I love this original French’s green bean casserole recipe. It’s a true classic recipe in my book, along with this Jiffy corn casserole.

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Green Bean Casserole with Canned Green Beans, Frozen, or Fresh

You can make green bean casserole with canned green beans, fresh green beans, or frozen green beans.

For me, it’s all about canned green beans when it comes to creamy green bean casserole.

With almost any other vegetable, I prefer fresh, but there is just something delicious about green beans from a can.

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I prefer the soft texture and the flavor, thanks no doubt to the added salt, in canned green beans.

If you choose to prepare your green bean casserole with frozen green beans or even fresh, you’ll want to boil them until they are tender-crisp and drain well before moving on to the next steps.

How to Make Creamy Green Beans

This is a classic holiday side dish because it’s so easy to make. This is a traditional Thanksgiving side that has truly stood the test of time.

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What Goes In French’s Green Bean Casserole

  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups of cooked green beans (2 cans)
  • 1 1/3 cups French’s Crispy Fried Onions, Original divided

First, preheat your oven to 350°F.

Mix the cream of mushroom soup, milk, and pepper in a 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Stir in beans and 2/3 cup Crispy Fried Onions.

Bake 30 minutes or until hot. Stir.

Top with remaining 2/3 cup crispy onions. Bake for an additional 5 minutes until onions are golden brown.

DOUBLE-UP: To feed a larger crowd, you can double the recipe and prepare in a 13×9-inch baking dish.

Use a whole 6-ounce container of French’s Crispy Fried Onions, reserving 1 1/3 cup for the topping. Increase your cook time to 40 minutes or until heated through.

How Long to Cook Green Bean Casserole

Total time including prep to make classic green bean casserole is about 40 minutes.

You may need to increase the cooking time if you doubled the recipe. Just make sure that the dish is hot prior to serving.

Also, don’t miss my easy stuffing recipe.

Can you Make Green Bean Casserole Ahead of Time?

Yes! Make it ahead of time to save precious moments on Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Just mix all the ingredients and pour into your baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap or foil until you’re ready to bake it.

Do note that with the ingredients being cold, you may need to cook longer to heat thoroughly.

So, do you love or hate this popular recipe? I know that you probably have some strong opinions about this old-fashioned side dish recipe. I know most people do! I’d love to hear your story in the comments below!

More Easy Casseroles

Green Bean Casserole

Cream green bean casserole is a classic holiday side dish that will take you back!
4.59 from 31 ratings

Ingredients

  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cans, 14.5-oz each Del Monte cut green beans
  • 1 1/3 cups French’s Crispy Fried Onions, Original divided

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Mix the cream of mushroom soup, milk, and pepper in a 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Stir in beans and 2/3 cup Crispy Fried Onions.
  • Bake 30 minutes or until hot. Stir.
  • Top with remaining 2/3 cup crispy onions. Bake for an additional 5 minutes until onions are golden brown.

Notes

To feed a larger crowd, you can double the recipe and prepare in a 13×9-inch baking dish. Use a whole 6-ounce container of Crispy Fried Onions, reserving 1 1/3 cup for the topping. Increase your cook time to 40 minutes or until heated through.
Recipe from French’s.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 139kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 519mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g
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