Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Preparation : 15 mins ·Cooking : 30 minsServes 4



cupsfresh green beans
10 1/2
ozcondensed cream of mushroom soup
teaspoonsoy sauce
teaspoonblack pepper
cupcrispy fried onions

Nutritional information

Calculated based on standard values with available measurements and may therefore not be accurate

  • Energy2076 kcal
  • Protein63 g
  • Total Lipid (Fat)138 g
  • Cholesterol9 mg
  • Saturated Fatty Acids38 g
  • Monounsaturated Fatty Acids1 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids0 g
  • Carbohydrate157 g
  • Sugars17 g
  • Fiber36 g
  • Calcium593 mg
  • Iron8 mg
  • Magnesium4 mg
  • Phosphorus8 mg
  • Potassium3044 mg
  • Sodium3307 mg
  • Zinc0 mg
  • Selenium0 µg
  • Vitamin C167 mg
  • Vitamin B60 mg
  • Vitamin K133 µg


Step 1

Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F).

Step 2

Boil Green Beans: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the trimmed and cut green beans and cook for about 5-6 minutes until they are crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.

Step 3

Prepare the Sauce: In a mixing bowl, combine the condensed cream of mushroom soup, milk, soy sauce, and black pepper. Mix well until smooth.

Step 4

Combine Green Beans and Sauce: In a baking dish, mix the cooked green beans with the prepared sauce until the beans are evenly coated.

Step 5

Bake: Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes or until the casserole is bubbly and heated through.

Step 6

Add Crispy Onions: Take the casserole out of the oven and sprinkle the crispy fried onions evenly over the top.

Step 7

Finish Baking: Return the casserole to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown and crispy.

Step 8

Serve: Once done, let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your delicious green bean casserole!

Recipe Story

In the vast culinary landscape of America, amidst the comforting embrace of home-cooked classics, stands the unassuming yet iconic Green Bean Casserole. This dish, a true testament to the fusion of convenience and nostalgia, embodies the essence of mid-century American kitchens.

Picture this: the 1950s, an era marked by innovation, and a shift towards convenience in the culinary world. Enter Dorcas Reilly, a kitchen-savvy soul working at the Campbell Soup Company's home economics department. Charged with the task of creating a recipe utilising their cream of mushroom soup, Dorcas ingeniously crafted what we now know as the Green Bean Casserole—a simple yet ingenious combination of green beans, cream of mushroom soup, a dash of soy sauce, and those crispy fried onions that crown the dish with an irresistible crunch.

Initially intended as a way to promote Campbell's products, this recipe swiftly gained traction, capturing the hearts (and taste buds) of countless households across the nation. Its allure lay in its ease of preparation—perfect for busy homemakers seeking a delectable side dish with minimal effort.

As time progressed, the Green Bean Casserole became a mainstay at Thanksgiving tables, a testament to its comforting familiarity amidst the cornucopia of holiday feasts. Its enduring popularity persisted, transcending generations, becoming a symbol of tradition and familial gatherings.

But beyond its ubiquity in American homes lies a deeper narrative. This dish, a canvas for adaptation, has seen variations emerge to suit diverse dietary needs and cultural preferences. From gluten-free renditions to vegan adaptations, the Green Bean Casserole has evolved, catering to an array of culinary philosophies without compromising its essence.

While purists may debate its gastronomic merits, there's an undeniable charm to this humble casserole—a dish that speaks volumes about the evolution of American cuisine, a tapestry woven with convenience, tradition, and the ever-evolving palate of a nation. As we ladle out servings of this beloved concoction, we're not just savoring a casserole; we're tasting a slice of American culinary history, one creamy green bean at a time.