Monday, November 30, 2009

Classic Green Bean Casserole

This Thanksgiving, both Number One and I were really craving Green Bean Casserole. You know the one, with the canned French fried onions on top, and the creamy mushroom soup? I know you know it. It's sooooo good. We had to have it.

I found this recipe at Campbell's Kitchen, it makes Green Bean Casserole just the way you remember it. One thing to note: the beans need to be cooked before you mix them in. I used frozen green beans, cooked them as directed on the package, then mixed them into the soup and other ingredients. Just perfect.

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Prep: 10 minutes
Bake: 30 minutes
Serves: 6

Campbell's says: "It's the dish everyone's expecting on the holidays, but it's so easy to make, you can serve it any day. What makes our green bean casserole so good? A secret ingredient - cream of mushroom soup."

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Dash ground black pepper
4 cups cooked cut green beans
1 1/3 cups French's® French Fried Onions, divided

Stir the soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in a 1 1/2-quart casserole.

Bake at 350°F. for 25 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir the bean mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining 2/3 cup onions.

Bake for 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.

Tip: Use 1 bag (16 to 20 ounces) frozen green beans, 2 packages (9 ounces each) frozen green beans, 2 cans (about 16 ounces each) green beans or about 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans for this recipe.

For Broccoli Casserole, substitute 4 cups cooked broccoli flowerets for the green beans.

For cheese lovers, stir in 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese with soup. Omit the soy sauce. Sprinkle with an additional 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese when adding the remaining onions.

To add a festive touch, stir in 1/4 cup chopped red pepper with the soup.

To add crunch, add 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds to the onion topping.

For bacon lovers, add 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, to the bean mixture.

For Golden Green Bean Casserole, substitute Campbell's® Condensed Golden Mushroom Soup for the Cream of Mushroom Soup. Omit the soy sauce. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped red pepper with the green beans.

1 comment:

Hen Jen said...

my family and extended family love this dish. I add chopped bacon and sauteed almonds to mine. I also make a big batch and use a combo of cream of mushroom soup and cream of celery.

funny, I hate green beans and have never tried this dish, but I figure if I did, then this is how I would like it.

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