How to Make Green Bean Casserole: A Delicious Classic Dish for Everyone

 There's something nostalgic and comforting about a green bean casserole. It's a dish that evokes memories of festive holiday gatherings, cozy family meals, and potlucks with friends. In fact, according to Delmonte 30 million green bean casseroles are predicted to be served during the Thanksgiving season in America. In this article, we're going to share an easy green bean casserole recipe, along with a few twists to accommodate different dietary preferences. So, tie on your apron, preheat the oven, and let's get cooking! Don't forget to share your delicious creations on Pinterest!

Classic Green Bean Casserole

First, let's start with the classic version of green bean casserole.


  • 2 cans (10.5 oz each) of condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 8 cups cooked green beans
  • 1 1/3 cups French fried onions


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix the soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, green beans, and 2/3 cup of French-fried onions together.
  3. Pour the mixture into a 3-quart casserole dish, spreading it evenly.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the casserole is hot and bubbling.
  5. Remove from the oven, and sprinkle the remaining 2/3 cup of French fried onions on top.
  6. Put the dish back in the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the onions are crispy and golden brown.

Diverse Perspectives: Adapting the Recipe

The beauty of green bean casserole is how customizable it is. Here are a few options for adapting the recipe to accommodate different dietary preferences:


For a gluten-free version, replace the can of cream of mushroom soup with 2 cups of homemade gluten-free mushroom sauce. You can find a simple recipe for gluten-free mushroom sauce here. Additionally, ensure that your French fried onions and soy sauce are gluten-free as well.

Dairy-Free and Vegan

To make a dairy-free and vegan green bean casserole, simply swap out the cream of mushroom soup for a dairy-free version like this, and use almond milk or another non-dairy milk alternative. Instead of French fried onions, you can use crispy fried shallots which can be found at Asian grocery stores or made at home.

Extra Crunchy

If you're a fan of crunchy textures and flavors, consider tossing in 1/2 cup of slivered almonds alongside the green beans. You can also sprinkle extra French fried onions or opt for some Panko breadcrumbs on top of the casserole for that perfect crunchy finish.


There you have it—a classic green bean casserole recipe, along with a few diverse twists to cater to various dietary preferences. We hope this article has helped guide you towards creating your own delightful green bean casserole masterpiece! So go ahead, don your apron, and whip up a delicious dish that your family and friends will adore. And don't forget to share your casserole creations on Pinterest!