Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Enjoy this classic Green Bean Casserole for the best holiday dinner. Made with fresh green beans and mushroom soup and topped with fried onions, it’s the perfect side dish that brings everything together. 

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This holiday season has been more festive than I’ve ever experienced in a while.

We got invited to two Thanksgiving dinners this year, and we almost didn’t make either. 

Luckily, with good planning, we got to enjoy both. 

For one of the invites, we got asked to select a dish to make and take with us for dinner. 

Green Bean Casserole Pinterest Pin by TheShyFoodBlogger

I was very excited to try this out as part of my food blogging journey; I got to showcase my skills and get feedback. 

So, when we went through the list, I had selected sweet potato casserole, but D didn’t confirm our selection in time, so we re-selected and made green bean casserole. 

I’ve never made this dish before, and I was a bit nervous as it’s not a Jamaican dish – which is what I do here, for the most part. 

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So, to step out of my comfort zone, I was impressed when I heard how great my casserole came out.

Need another quick holiday side dish? Then, try my easy-to-make Classic Potato Salad.

What is Green Bean Casserole?

This traditional American side dish has been around for quite some time, consisting primarily of green beans, mushroom soup, milk, and fried onions. 

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The recipe was created in the mid-1950s by a home economist, Dorcas Reilly, at Campbell’s Soup Company. 

After many trials, she created the popular holiday favorite Green Bean Casserole, originally called Green Bean Bake. 

Over the years, the recipe has evolved slightly with minor upgrades as people would add their twist to this classic dish. 

As excited as I was to make this recipe, I wanted to try what variations I would do to make it even better. 

Ingredients To Use

In making my green bean casserole, I decided to add other ingredients to see how I could make it more Caribbean or Jamaican. 

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Green Bean Casserole ingredients

However, I couldn’t think of anything Caribbean for this recipe, haha!

So, I simply added some chopped sweet peppers, cumin (accidentally), and jalapeno powder. 

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  • Green Beans – fresh green beans are the best choice, but you can always try frozen or canned. 
  • Almond milk – you can also use coconut or evaporated milk 
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup 
  • Yellow Onion 
  • Minced Garlic
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Fried Onion 
  • All-purpose seasoning 
  • Scotch Bonnet Pepper for garnish 

How To Make Green Bean Casserole

I was so nervous making this dish, but this was one of those trust-the-process moments for me. 

I was able to bring all the ingredients together with ease. 

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It’s the perfect recipe to make ahead, too! Once you slide it out of the oven, cover it, and you can head out to your family dinner. 

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot, blanch green beans in a pot of boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Remove from pot and add to an ice bath to stop the cooking process of the beans. 
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together milk, all-purpose seasoning, cumin, and soup until there are no lumps. Then, stir in minced garlic, sweet peppers and onion. 
  4. Add green beans and half of the fried onions, then mix until combined. 
  5. Scrape the mix into an 8” baking pan and cover with the foil. Bake for 25 minutes. 
  6. Remove the foil and top with the remaining fried onions, then bake for 5 minutes. 

Serving Suggestions

With this easy-to-make side dish, you can serve it with your favorite dinner menu. 

Baked Green Bean Casserole

Though this dish is a favorite during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, you can still enjoy it any day or time of the year. 

Why You Should Make This Recipe?

  • Easy To Make – with a few simple ingredients, this recipe comes together effortlessly with no fuss or mess in the kitchen. 
  • Make Ahead of Time – if you need a recipe to make ahead of time, this is the one for you. Save yourself the trouble of rushing every meal. Once you make this dish, it’s super easy to reheat for everyone to enjoy. 
  • Family Favorite – a classic dish such as this is great for everyone. Made with fresh greens, cream of mushroom soup, and fried onions – who can resist?

Tips For Making Green Bean Casserole

As a first-timer making this dish, I had fun. 

With these tips, you can have one of the best casserole dishes for any affair. 

Casserole with sweet peppers
  • Shake things up with your casserole by adding other ingredients, such as corn, sweet peppers, or diced carrots. 
  • You can add jalapeno powder and cumin to help bring out the flavor of your soup base for the casserole. 
  • For a thicker base, you can also add heavy cream. 

Storage and Reheating Tips

Keep leftovers in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 3-4 days. 

Reheat on Stovetop: 

  • You can reheat it on your stovetop in a small pan on medium to low flame. 

In the oven: 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and place your desired amount in a baking dish. Allow reheating for 10 minutes. 

In the microwave: 

  • Place your desired amount in a microwavable plate and place it in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

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Baked Green Bean Casserole 1

Green Bean Casserole (Jamaican-Style)

Enjoy this classic Green Bean Casserole for the best holiday dinner. Made with fresh green beans and mushroom soup and topped with fried onions, it’s the perfect side dish that brings everything together.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Caribbean
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ½ cups fresh green beans trimmed
  • ½ cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose seasoning
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 ½ cup French's fried onions divided
  • cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper garnish, optional

Instructions
 

  • In a medium pot, blanch green beans in a pot of boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Remove from pot and add to an ice bath to stop the cooking process of the beans.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, stir together milk, all-purpose seasoning, cumin, and soup until there are no lumps. Then, stir in minced garlic, sweet peppers, and onion.
  • Add green beans and half of the fried onions, then mix until combined.
  • Scrape the mix into an 8” baking pan and cover with the foil. Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and top with the remaining fried onions, then bake for 5 minutes.

Notes

Notes for Making Green Bean Casserole 

  • Shake things up with your casserole by adding other ingredients, such as corn, sweet peppers, or diced carrots. 
  • You can add jalapeno powder and cumin to help bring out the flavor of your soup base for the casserole. 
  • For a thicker base, you can also add heavy cream.
Keyword Casserole Dish, Green Bean Casserole
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