Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole ~ A mouth watering and flavorful classic made with tons of cheese and butter for a decadent addition to a holiday meal.
My grandma’s green bean casserole is better than your green bean casserole. Does yours use a stick a butter and enough cheese to finish clogging your arteries? Mine does.
This dish is not heart healthy, waistline healthy, vegan friendly, but is 100% delicious. Rich and creamy, cheesy, with some French cut green beans, this dish is bound to be a holiday hit in your home.
This dish has been made my entire life. I don’t remember a holiday without it. Because I love it so much, I make it for the big three food holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter).
I have made a few adjustments to her original, but not big ones. On occasion I have made this using homemade cream of mushroom and fresh green beans, but I still love her version. It is like eating memories.
My grandmother’s original recipe only calls for 3 cans of green beans, but I added a 4th many years ago. Most likely I did it for silly reasons, trying to get more nutrition into a dish that clearly is too decadent to be nutritious (plus it’s a holiday dish, those are supposed to be decadent.)
You can opt to use 3 or 4 cans but all the rest of the ingredient amounts will remain the same.
Using Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
I have made this dish in the past using a homemade version of cream of mushroom soup. I usually try to stay away from the over processed food components like this. But for this dish, making it the traditional way my Grandmother did is part of the appeal, so I make an exception.
However, if you want to skip the canned version, you can make your own. You’ll just want to use an amount equivalent to 2 cans of condensed cream of mushroom soup, about 21 oz.
Holiday Dish Ideas
- Rosemary Apricot Turkey
- Bacon Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes
- Creamy Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
- Balsamic Glazed Pot Roast
- Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Turkey and Buttermilk Dumplings
- Spiced Roasted Potatoes
- Apple Cider Turkey
- Maple Thyme Roasted Carrots
- Ginger Molasses Carrots
Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole
A mouth watering and flavorful classic made with tons of cheese and butter for a decadent addition to a holiday meal.
- 3-4 cans French style green beans; drained
- 1 large onion; diced
- 1 stick butter
- 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
- 1/2 lb cheddar cheese; shredded
- 1/2 lemon; squeezed for juice
- 2-6 oz cans French fried onions
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Open cans of green beans and drain. Add to a large bowl.
- Sautee onion in butter until translucent; don’t let it brown.
Add onion butter mix to green beans. Add all the remaining ingredients to the bowl, except 1 can of French fried onions, and mix well.
Pour contents of bowl in to baking dish; cover.
Cook 30-40 at 350° F.
- Last few minutes, uncover and add remaining can of French fried onions on top to brown.