Beyond the Holidays: This Traditional Green Bean Casserole isn’t just a Thanksgiving staple! This creamy, comforting side dish is a year-round crowd-pleaser, perfect for any weeknight meal.

Traditional Green Bean Casserole

Reasons to Love this Easy Traditional Green Bean Casserole:

  • Effortless Weeknight Side: Short on prep and cook time, this casserole is perfect for busy weeknights when you need a quick and delicious side dish.
  • Classic Comfort Food: Creamy, savory, and topped with crispy fried onions, this casserole delivers a taste of nostalgia and pure comfort food satisfaction.
  • Easy Does It: This recipe requires minimal ingredients and uses pantry staples, making it a breeze to throw together.
  • Beyond the Holidays: Don’t relegate this casserole to just Thanksgiving! It’s a versatile side dish that complements any roast chicken, pork chops, or even vegetarian main courses.
  • Family-Friendly: The creamy sauce, green beans, and crispy topping are a winning combination that appeals to both kids and adults.
  • Endless Variations: Get creative! Swap out the fried onions for breadcrumbs, add different cheeses or chopped vegetables for a customized casserole every time.
  • Budget-Friendly: Green beans are an affordable vegetable, and the recipe uses common pantry staples, making it an economical side dish.

I know I’m a bit odd, but for some reason I am really not very fond of the recipe for Green Bean Casserole that calls for Soy Sauce. I love soy sauce, so I have no idea why I don’t like that particular recipe, but since I don’t – this is the one I use. I believe it is a recipe originally from French’s.

What do I need for Traditional Green Bean Casserole?

  • condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • milk
  • ground black pepper
  • cooked cut green beans
  • french fried onions

How do you make Traditional Green Bean Casserole?

This is a super simple casserole.

You’re basically just going to combine all the ingredients together and pour into a casserole dish.

Toss it in the oven for 25 minutes or until it’s bubbly and hot. It’s so fast!

Try some new and different Green Bean Casserole Recipes:

Making the Recipe

Don’t wait for the holidays to enjoy this Traditional Green Bean Casserole! This easy side dish can be whipped up in minutes, adding a touch of elegance to any weeknight meal.

Traditional Green Bean Casserole

Traditional Green Bean Casserole

Nicole Cook
A classic side dish, this Traditional Green Bean Casserole isn't just great on holidays! Make it anytime with almost any meal! 
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 108 kcal


  • 10.75 ounces condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups green beans cooked and cut
  • 1 ⅓ cups french fried onions


  • Mix mushroom soup, milk, black pepper, green beans and 2/3 cup of fried onions in casserole dish.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until hot.
  • Remove and stir.
  • Sprinkle with remaining onions. Bake an additional 5 minutes.


Calories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 357mgPotassium: 189mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 405IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy holiday recipes, easy side dishes
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