5 Green Bean Casseroles to Satisfy Everyone at Your Holiday Table

Here are five green bean casseroles we’re sure will disappear from your table this Thanksgiving.
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Getting all your guests to eat their greens is no easy feat when mashed potatoes and stuffing are being passed around again and again. But it’s a challenge made easier with beautiful and creative green bean casseroles. Here are five we’re sure will disappear from your table this Thanksgiving.

Tangy tomatoes brighten up this comforting casserole. Plus, it’s a lighter version with only 1/4 cup of cheese and no cream, so your guests can take a spoonful with enough room to try everything on the table.

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Photo by: Ryan Dausch

Ryan Dausch

Try something new this year and introduce Tex-Mex flavors to your holiday table. This casserole calls for Cotija cheese, pepper Jack cheese and chile peppers — to spice up your meal, of course! Tortilla chips give the dish a crunch.

Ree Drummond's Green Bean Casserole for Potluck Sunday as seen on Food Network's The Pioneer Woman

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Alice Gao, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Ree Drummond’s green bean casserole is made even better with bacon. You’ll cut the bacon into 1/4-inch pieces and cook it until it's done but not crispy. Doing so ensures you’ll get hearty bacon texture and flavor even after the casserole bakes for 30 minutes.

With 500+ reviews and four and a half stars, this green bean casserole is definitely fit for a "best ever" label. Alton Brown makes this casserole — topped with homemade crispy onions! — in a cast-iron skillet, which means it's easy to serve this right out of the oven.

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Tara Donne, 2009, Tara Donne

Instead of a breadcrumb topping, try using actual bread like Tyler Florence does in this green bean casserole. Green beans, mushrooms and herbs are baked with heavy cream and butter before getting the final touch of a homemade crouton topping. Your guests will be wowed!

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