Green Bean Casserole – Cafe Delites


A delicious Green Bean Casserole recipe with homemade cream of mushroom soup and French fried onions!

You won’t want canned mushroom soup or beans in your green bean casserole after trying our recipe. Easy to make with fresh green beans…this casserole will be a hit over the holidays!

Green Bean Casserole with homemade cream of mushroom soup and French fried onions!

GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE

Your Thanksgiving table is just about complete with our Roast Turkey — did you see this green bean casserole in that video? Or choose our Slow Cooker Turkey with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Honey Roasted Carrots and Cranberry Sauce!

Green Bean Casserole is a family favourite in millions of homes all around America — more so during Thanksgiving. It always makes an appearance on our table as it does with many readers around the States. Why? It’s absolutely delicious with a crispy, crunchy savoury topping, easy to prepare and bake, PLUS the kids love it!

A ladle of green bean casserole fresh in a baking dish.

HOW DO YOU MAKE THE BEST GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE?

Our green bean casserole recipe gets all of its flavour from the base of this casserole — our cream of mushroom soup recipe. So EASY to make using sliced brown or cremini mushrooms, you can make the soup a day or two before Thanksgiving for faster cooking time on the big day.

You have two options here:

  • Make the entire batch of soup, use half for this recipe and freeze the other half for up to a month to enjoy later with leftovers.
  • OR! The mushroom soup included in the recipe box has already been halved for you if you don’t want to make the entire batch.

Our soup recipe includes OPTIONAL Marsala wine or Sherry for an even better flavoured casserole! If you don’t want to include the alcohol, there is no need to substitute it with anything. Just ignore it in the recipe and continue with the next step.

Cream of mushroom soup with onions for green bean casserole

How to make green bean casserole

OTHER INGREDIENTS

Green Beans: Fresh or frozen (thawed) green beans can be used for this recipe. You can leave them whole or cut them in half for easier eating (especially for the kids). Some stores sell them already topped and tailed, washed and halved. Check the veggie section of your supermarket!

French’s Fried Onion Rings: Included not only for their incredible flavour, but for easier cooking and prep. If you’d like to make your casserole lightened up and completely from scratch, check out our Stove Top Green Bean Casserole!

Half of the onions get thrown into the soup once it’s done along with the blanched beans. The other half create the crunchy topping everyone loves.

Then BAKE until you see the soup bubbling and the beans are soft and cooked through!

A ladle of green bean casserole fresh out of the oven!

Optional Ingredients To Add

Cheese: Add 1/2 cup shredded cheddar, mozzarella or provolone cheese to the soup and top with 1/2 cup extra cheese.
Chili: 1/4 cup red or green chilis or jalapeños to add heat! Add more to suit your heat preference!
Bacon or Pancetta:  Because who doesn’t love bacon? 2 slices pre-cooked and crumbled bacon can be added in with the beans.
Herbs:  Fresh or dried rosemary, thyme or parsley can be added to the soup.

A perfect side dish for Thanksgiving dinners… the ultimate comfort food!

Looking for more side dishes? Try these!

Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots
Creamy Brussels Sprouts & Bacon
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Stuffing
Roast potatoes
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Sweet potato Casserole
Cranberry Sauce
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Gravy
Corn

Green Bean Casserole with homemade cream of mushroom soup and French fried onions!

A delicious Green Bean Casserole recipe with homemade cream of mushroom soup and French fried onions! You won’t want canned mushroom soup or beans in your green bean casserole after trying our recipe. Easy to make with fresh green beans…this casserole will be a hit over the holidays!