Old Fashioned Green Bean Casserole

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This Old Fashioned Green Bean Casserole is made entirely from scratch. This is the best green bean casserole recipe you’ll ever make and is sure to become a family favorite.

Green bean casserole is a classic American dish that often appears on the holiday table at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, as well as other times of the year. It’s a beloved casserole that has been diluted over the years to include canned cream of mushroom soup, canned green beans with sliced ​​bacon, and canned fried onions. But not here!

This recipe is made the old fashioned way: entirely from scratch. It starts with homemade crispy ovens that are quickly coated with a seasoned flour and breadcrumb mixture and baked until crisp. It’s important to keep stirring the onions during roasting to keep them from clumping and thus preventing them from becoming brittle.

Homemade sauce is the key to this dish. The bacon provides the base of flavor for the sauce, and the fat makes a simple batter to thicken our creamy liquid. Pour it over fresh green beans and bake to perfection. If you’re used to mashing green beans, read on for some tips.

Green beans are poured into a baking dish.
Green beans in a baking dish are doused with sauce.
  • How to make green bean casserole with fresh green beans?

    When using fresh green beans in a green bean casserole, you must trim the end of each bean first. Often, depending on size, you may also need to break the mung beans in half. When green beans are baked, as in a green bean casserole, they come out tender and crisp. If you are used to and prefer much softer mung beans, you can boil or even steam the mung beans before using them in recipes. Simply steam or boil the green beans for 10 minutes before using in recipes. If you put them in an ice bath right after cooking, this will help them retain a more vibrant green color.

  • How can I get my mung beans soft if I like them soft?

    If you like really soft green beans for your green bean casserole, you’ll want to precook your green beans a little. If using frozen ones, put them in the microwave first and cook according to package directions. If using fresh green beans, see above and steam them before using in the recipe.

For more holiday side dish favorites, be sure to check out my Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, which are easier to make than you think. For a fun modern twist on mashed potatoes, be sure to check out my Garlic Bread Mashed Potatoes, which take all the goodness of garlic bread and turn them into the starchy potato side dish people are crazy about  .

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Green bean casserole served on a wooden spoon above a plate filled with green bean casserole.

This Old Fashioned Green Bean Casserole is made entirely from scratch. This is the best green bean casserole recipe you’ll ever make and is sure to become a family favorite.

Preparation time 15 minute

cooking time 45 minute

total time 1 Hour

raw material

Crispy Onion Noodles

  • 2 white onion thin slices
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Green Bean Casserole

  • 1/2 pound bacon diced
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken soup
  • 1 cup Half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • 2 pound frozen green beans thawed


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a baking sheet. In a large mixing bowl, toss chopped onion with 1/4 cup flour, panko breadcrumbs, and salt. Spread out an even layer on the baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Do not drain the grease. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds. Add flour and stir until completely dissolved. Pour in the chicken stock, half and half, black pepper and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, and simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes.

  • Thaw the green beans in the microwave, or steam them if using fresh. Place green beans in a lightly greased 9×13 pan. Pour bacon mixture over green beans and toss to coat. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 15 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and top with cooked crispy onions. Return to oven to bake for 5 minutes before serving.

Calories: 229kcal | carbohydrate: 16G | protein: 7G | fat: 15G | Saturated fat: 6G | cholesterol: 29mg | sodium: 623mg | Potassium: 343mg | fiber: 3G | sugar: 4G | Vitamin A: 705unit | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | calcium: 79mg | iron: 1.5mg