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.
Related To:

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.

GREEN_BEAN_CASSEROLES_081.tif

GREEN_BEAN_CASSEROLES_081.tif

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

Photo by: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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.

HOW TO MAKE GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE Alton Brown Good Eats/Bean Stalker Food Network Onions, AllPurpose Flour, Panko Bread Crumbs, Salt, Nonstick Cooking Spray, Green Bean, Butter, Mushrooms, Black Pepper, Garlic, Nutmeg, Chicken Broth, HalfandHalf,HOW TO MAKE GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE Alton Brown Good Eats/Bean Stalker Food Network Onions, AllPurpose Flour, Panko Bread Crumbs, Salt, Nonstick Cooking Spray, Green Bean, Butter, Mushrooms, Black Pepper, Garlic, Nutmeg, Chicken Broth, HalfandHalf

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

With 513 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.

Photo by: Tara Donne ©2009, Tara Donne

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!

Keep Reading

Next Up

5 Healthy Pie Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Table

When it comes to Thanksgiving, there's one kind of dessert that's bound to star in your spread: pie. And we mean lots of it.

Our Top 5 Must-Make Thanksgiving Side Dishes — Fall Fest

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the sides (and lots of them).

Beyond the Kids’ Table: How to Involve Kids in Thanksgiving Prep

When given enjoyable tasks, young children are naturally inclined to be helpful, so put them to work!

Thanksgiving for Everyone: Our Favorite Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes

Thankfully, we've got game-changing vegetarian and vegan recipes to have at your Thanksgiving table, whether it's you or one of your guests who has a special diet.

5 Magnificent Ways to Repurpose Your Extra Halloween Candy

Don't even think about letting your hard-earned loot go to waste; instead, bring it into these sweet-as-can-be post-Halloween treats.

8 Crowd-Pleasing Brussels Sprouts for Your Thanksgiving Table — Fall Fest

As you start brainstorming your Thanksgiving menu, be sure to work Food Network's Brussels sprouts sides into the lineup.

7 Thanksgiving Shortcuts to Be Thankful For

Save time this holiday season with these go-to Thanksgiving prep tips and tricks.

Sunny Anderson's Canned Cranberry Thanksgiving Hack

Find out how Sunny dresses up store-bought canned cranberries.