Best Green Bean Casserole

Many holiday tables are not complete without a green bean casserole. The Best Green Bean Casserole recipe delivers the creamy green beans you love and expect and then tops them with melty cheddar cheese and a sprinkling of crunchy, savory fried onions.

Best Green Bean Casserole

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The recipe is straightforward, combining tender green beans with a luscious, creamy sauce. The aroma of the sauce, enriched with cheddar cheese, wafted through the kitchen, instantly evoking memories of past holiday feasts.


  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans green beans, drained

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 (6 ounce) can French fried onions

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Place green beans and soup in a large microwave-safe bowl. Mix well and heat in the microwave on HIGH until warm (3 to 5 minutes). Stir in 1/2 cup of cheese and heat mixture for another 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer green bean mixture to a casserole dish and sprinkle with French fried onions and remaining cheese.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until the cheese melts and the onions just begin to brown.

As I prepared The Best Green Bean Casserole, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of excitement knowing that this classic dish would soon grace our holiday table. Green bean casserole has always been a staple during festive gatherings, and I was eager to recreate the creamy and comforting flavors that I had grown to love.

As I topped the casserole with a generous amount of fried onions, the anticipation grew. The golden and crispy onions promised a delightful crunch to contrast with the creamy beans and cheesy sauce.

When the casserole emerged from the oven, the sight was a feast for the eyes. The vibrant green beans peeked through the creamy blanket of sauce, adorned with a golden crust of fried onions.

With each spoonful, I was transported to holiday gatherings of years past, surrounded by loved ones and the comforting flavors of tradition. The combination of the tender green beans, velvety sauce, gooey cheese, and crispy onions was a symphony of textures and flavors that delighted the palate.

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