Green Bean Casserole

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/3 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cups sliced green beans
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (2.8-ounce) can French-fried onion rings
  • Pinch House Seasoning, recipe follows
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet. Saute the onions and mushrooms in the butter. Boil green beans in chicken broth for 10 minutes and drain. Add the green beans, mushroom soup, onion rings, and House Seasoning, to taste, to the onion mixture. Stir well. Pour into a greased 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes, then top the casserole with the Cheddar and bake for 10 minutes longer, or until the casserole is hot and cheese is melted.

House Seasoning:
  • 1 cup salt

  • 1/4 cup black pepper

  • 1/4 cup garlic powder

  • Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.


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I used fresh EVERYTHING and it made a world of difference. This is best green bean casserole I have ever tasted! (I left of the cheese though). item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wanted something a bit different but still GBC, this is it. The addition of fresh mushrooms is phenomenal sauteed with onions and garlic puts this dish over the top! As always, Paula is Queen! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wrong salt and pepper and garlic amounts, tvs for salt and 1/4 teaspoons for garlic and pepper item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! Boiling the fresh green beans in chicken broth is important, don't skip this step! You can use a chicken bouillon cube instead and will get the same effect. I added fresh chopped garlic (and skipped the "House Seasoning") to the chopped onion and mushrooms. Add the garlic a few minuets into cooking the onion and mushrooms; the garlic doesn't take as long to cook and you don't want to over cook it. Let the onion, mushroom and garlic mixture cool then add the can of mushroom soup. I added a splash of half and half to make it more saucy. Add salt and pepper to taste. I threw in a hand full of freshly grated extra sharp cheddar cheese and left some for the top. Poured the mixture into a greased casserole dish, added more cheese and the crispy onions. I only added the crispy onions on top and it was perfect. Bake and you're done! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this yesterday and it was a hit!!! Paula Deen never fails me.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Busy mom of 5 little ones, made this for Thanksgiving potluck with my side of the family, they all loved it (although I jist gave plane canned green beans to my little ones who do not yet appreciate good food!) It was so simple, I even made my own broth from the turkey gizzards and it was STILL easy, yet tasted wonderful. Sautéing the mushroom and onion in butter gives it that extra bit of flavor. I highly recommend it when you want to have the traditional green bean casserole, but with fresh and satisfying flavors! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. I didn't add cheddar (because I also made macaroni and cheese) and the casserole was still delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
<span>I made this recipe today (11/24/16) and it turned out wonderful. It was a hit with the guests! </span><br /><span>I used a big can of green beans (about 3 c.), more french onions (about 1 1/2 cans) and a little more cheddar cheese. Other than those small changes, I followed the recipe to a tee. There wasn't a green bean left in the dish!</span><br /><br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
DELICIOUS! An amped up version of a timeless Southern classic. A recipe that will have repeat performances. Quick and easy as well, and the ingredients won't break the bank. Good job, Paula, from one Southern belle to another!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best green bean casserole recipie I've found. Making it for Thanksgiving again this year. The family is dying to know the secret.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making this for 10 years or so. It is very forgiving so you can tweak it here and there but it is amazing just the way it is. I never cared for green bean casserole until I found this recipe. Thanks Paula. After all the years you are still my "go to" when looking for a recipe especially for theholidays. Your Carrot cake is the only one that I use and it never ceases to get rave reviews. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best green bean casserole recipe I've ever used.  I make it every year and everyone loves it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Red or white onion?  Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was wondering for those of you that made this dish . Isn't  it dry tasting with no milk? Feedback please. Thanks  item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had to laugh at your comment.  It's the holidays sweetie!  I doubt anyone is making this on a daily basis..  I don't want to sound mean but that was a pretty ridiculous comment.  I'll be making it and loving it while you are chewing on a celery stick.   item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loved it item not reviewed by moderator and published
Can this be made the day before and simply top with cheese and fried onions upon baking? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sorry I really wanted to like this but it just has too much fat and is so unhealthy. The combination of too much butter and cheese just makes this too unhealthy.<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
I question boiling the beans in chicken broth and then draining.  Seems like a waste to me. Wouldn't the beans be just as good being boiled in water? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made this and it was delicious. Next time I will mix the cheese in before baking and will add the french onions over the top. Id also add an extra 1/2 C of mushroom I thought just half was not enough. Yum Im making this again very soon! Like tomorrow. Thanks Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have french fried onions so I thinly sliced some and sautéed with the mushrooms and mixed in cheese before baking. It was delicious and no leftovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I chose some nice shitake mushrooms - tops curled under at edge (remember to discard stems of shiitakes as they are tough) - and added extra amount as I omitted diced onions. Got rave reviews from everyone.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Can I put this in a crock pot<div>Y oven is full</div><div> Thanks, Judy </div> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nailed it. I introduced my Chinese in laws and a couple of their friends to Thanksgiving and this dish was a hit and the turkey and gravy were amazing but this dish stole the show. They insisted on getting the recipe. Thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this every year for Thanksgiving, following the recipe exactly. Everyone loves it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For those who don't like commercial soups, there are lots of organic substitutes on the shelves now (there was almost nothing 5-10 years ago). And you can always make a white sauce as substitute for the thickening power of the soups. This is my third year making this for Thanksgiving, and everyone agrees that it is the best GBC they have ever eaten. Happy Turkey Day everyone!<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you Paula! To all reading - follow her basics, then add more of what you love and you will not go wrong! (I too double the schrooms.) item not reviewed by moderator and published
When the holidays roll around, I am compelled to give those I love what they want. And what they want, and repeatedly ask for, is my green bean casserole! But credit where credit's due, it's Paula Deen's. It is simply delightful and perfect as is, but I usually double to mushrooms because, well, I'm obsessed with mushrooms.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula dean for president 2016. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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I love this green bean casserole recipe, but I do tweak it a bit. It's easy to make and the flavor combos are good so you can easily adjust it to your liking.<div><br /></div><div>My family thought the onion flavor was too strong, so I normally halve the amount of diced onions that go in. Then I add more green beans (I just eyeball it), as I think the amount of soup and butter are too much as is. With these small tweaks, it's one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes to make.</div> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Most amazing gbc I've ever had. It's so delicious.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
The. BEST. GBC I have EVER made OR tasted!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty...like anything that exudes southern fried excess. Canned mushroom soup...questionable. Meh.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely love this recipe. I don't use the mushrooms because I don't like them, but do use the mushroom soup. I also cook the green beans a little longer and I don't slice them. Even though I'm the one that doesn't cook in my family (that's a sin in a Puerto Rican family) I still rock when making certain dishes. This is one of them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
With all the salt, MSG &amp; high fructose corn syrup in most soups i'm stunned that you'd include any canned soup in your recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! ! Ive made for three years in a row for thanksgiving... people love it item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best green bean casserole I have ever made. Very tasty and popped with lots of flavor. The only change I made was I used less butter and parmesan cheese on top rather than cheddar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty! Made it last year, and loved it. Made it again this year to take to a Thanksgiving potluck, and had to make a seperate one all for myself! I could not find fresh green beans, so I used canned. I still boiled them in the chicken broth, but cut the time down to 5 minutes so they wouldnʻt get too mushy. Sprinkled in pepper and garlic powder to taste (omitted the salt, it definitely did not need it). I also added a clove of minced garlic to the sautee mixture. Just because. Omitted the cheese (not a fan of cheddar), and sprinkled on fried onions and a bit of panko instead. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm interested in making this recipe using frozen green beans because thats all I have on hand. Does anyone have any experience with using frozen green beans in this dish? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this for 3 years now, delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO GOOD. I made this for an early Thanksgiving dinner and everyone raved about it. I didn't have chicken or vegetable stock on me, so I boiled the green beans in water and butter (2 tbs &amp; 3 cups water). I also didn't have cheddar, and used mozzarella instead. I liked the crunchiness of the green beans! They gave what would have been a mushy, soft casserole some crunch. It was a little oily afterwards (maybe it was my butter water), so I'll cut back on the butter next time. I also made the mistake of trying to prepare this ahead of time. Add the fried onions to the mixture at the last possible second to keep its crispiness! Can't wait to try this again! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this! Great with the cheese or without item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Girlfriend this is a stellar recipe, and like I said when I posted it to facebook, we have had a bumper crop of green beans here in Iowa, so I make double batches, and eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!! Its 10:35 PM, and 8 minutes till a new double batch will be done! 6 Stars for this one!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
simply amazing! I thought it would be a little strange with the cheese but it's not at all!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my new favorite green bean casserole. Only changes I made was to chop the mushrooms and I used frozen whole green beans rather than sliced. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Boil green beans in broth (I substituted vegetable broth) for 5 minutes longer, a little too crunchy after only 10 minutes. I also negated the cheddar cheese on top and instead topped casserole with a thin layer of the french friend onion rings and baked for 5-7 minutes longer. Turned out to be a big hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree. Cut down the butter to just a couple of tablespoons! Also, the green beans need to be cooked longer. The were a little too firm. I did split the beans in half as the recipe said and this was a giant pain in the _ _ _ . item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavors were definitely there, but the butter was WAY too much. Not only was the whole thing a wet, greasy mess, but both my husband and I had stomach aches for hours after eating this! You could easily cut down to 2-3 tablespoons of butter. Also, I will put the crunchy onions on top only. It became soggy in the casserole. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love love love this recipe. I make it every Thanksgiving and Christmas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
loved this recipe!! so simple!!! the only thing i changed (coming from a cuban family) instead of using "house seasoning" i used "sazon completo" ...DELICIOUS! - because of many requests im also making this dish for "noche buena" :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was PERFECT! Exactly how I remember it growing up :) I didn't have the french fried onions and didn't even miss them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Is there anything I can put in place of the mushrooms? Nobody in my family likes them. Sounds like too good of a recipe to just pass up because of the mushrooms. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love love love this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Accidentally used cream of mushroom that wasn't condensed and it came out great! I also added garlic to the onion and mushroom saute. Also, salt and taste as you go along or it comes out bland. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good! I think my recipe ended up double/tripled though so i had to cook it much longer and at higher temps. I'm sure I had about 3-4 cups of fresh green beans 2 packages of mushrooms (which I boiled together to shrink the mushrooms) I then sauteed the mushrooms with a white onion and I used 2 cans of Amy's organic mushroom soup with a little milk added. I still had trouble fitting the whole can of fried onions in the recipe with all that. I used about 3/4th of it in the recipe and the rest on top. I didn't use the house seasoning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! Everyone loved this dish...I will definitely make double next time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was awesome...not much left :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks Paula like allways perfect item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Since I have tried this recipe and my family loved it, I have been making it for over a year now and they are not bored with it. Every time I make it, I have none left over. I have printed the recipe to keep with me whenever I need it for referral. item not reviewed by moderator and published
TIME LISTED INCORRECTLY: Great looking recipe, but the cook time listed does not match the instructions. It won't be ready in 30 minutes. After dicing onions, slicing mushrooms, and slicing green beans. You boil the beans for 10 minutes. You then assemble the casserole and cook it for 30 MINUTES MORE (20 minutes, add cheese, then another 10 minutes). Sounds to me like 5 minutes of prep and 40 minutes of cooking for a total of 45 minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First time ever making green bean casserole was last year and this was amazing!! Will make again this year! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great hit at Thanksgiving. Best green bean casserole recipe I have tried. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Real tasty! Mmmmmmmmmmmm boy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Once again Paula Deen knocks it out of the park! Best green recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the BEST EVER green bean casserole!! Puts the other name brand to shame! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family really liked these beans although next time I make them I will cut back on the butter and cheese. item not reviewed by moderator and published
No need to look or try another green bean casserole recipe because this IS IT! My family requests (aka expects this every holiday season. I double the amount of green beans and it still is fab! item not reviewed by moderator and published
First i just have to say I miss Paulas show, and REALLY believe FN made a judgment error.They could have handled Soo much differently. like moving her from prime time to very off hours, . Too bad, now FN is missing a great, open, honest, "real" down to earth likable cook. Like these green beans BUT I had to adjust it for dietary health reasons,(the 2nd time I made them I doubled the green beans and the onions, did not double the soup, but added 1/4 cup of milk to the soup. I also modified her house seasoning to use 1/2 the salt. Saved some butter from the green beans to use in a crushed Ritz cracker crumb crust. The are still acfat overload, but GOOD . Just can't serve these too often...only as a rare indulgence item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe. I have tried all kinds of green bean casseroles, but all of them seem to taste the same. Except for this one; I is rich and savory with a nice kick. Of coarse Paula would find the secret to a perfect casserole. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was the best green bean casserole I've ever had item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a true southern green bean casserole. Follow the recipe to a "T" just be careful when adding the salt. The first time I made this recipe I added too much salt. I make this for Thanksgiving every year. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVE this recipe. I didn't have the fried onion rings so I fried some &amp; added them throughout &amp; then again after the casserole was finished. Thank you Paula for another winning recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
soooooo good! Best green bean casserole I have ever had! item not reviewed by moderator and published
simply awesome item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best green bean casserole I've ever had! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So so good. I can't stop eating eat. I had more green beans than the recipe called for so I added a little condensed milk to compensate for the lack of moisture due to additional beans. I also enjoy the crunch of french onions and added them on top of the cheese to bake for the last 10 minutes. This recipe is a new favorite! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for a day-after-Christmas buffet party for 24 people. It was the hit of the party! I had to almost triple the recipe, guessing the amount of beans, etc. (as this was my first time making, but it met with huge success! I really think the fresh cut green beans make all the difference in the world from the standard green bean recipe. It is the "go-to" now for not only my family, but the extended Christmas invitees! By the way, advice on how to accurately triple this recipe (without guessing is appreciated ......just multiply ingredients by 3? One other p.s.: I made this the night before (did not cook, refrigerated, and heated the day of ..... perfect! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good. I never have this dish before so I don't really have anything to compare it to. But I liked it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Gross, very oily and heavy. Love Paula but this one a failure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
HA! Paula guess what you did! well, I do NOT like green beans in any way and my husband said he only liked them once when he was a little boy. He somehow craved them for Christmas so I took your recipe and ..... hahhaa there were no leftovers and I had seconds too!! yay for the recipe. The only thing I did different was that I boiled them in only 2 cups of stock and I then cut them in 1/2 inch pieces (to make sure they are edible to me as I do not like them :D. it's perfect, it may not be the healthiest recipe but it's definitely a way how to put those green bad boys in my belly. Love love loved it. next time I will make a double portion. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This green bean casserole is so much better than the standard recipe everyone makes. This is not hard and it's worth the extra few minutes. I have to admit I prefer it without the cheese on top. Thank you Paula, I will make this recipe year after year! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delish! Very tasty, and easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It tasted like green beans with a can of concentrated cream of mushroom soup spooned over it. I'd rather that the soup have at least a half can of milk stirred into it and added cheese and mushrooms to that mixture cooking it on the stove(until the cheese melted and then stirred in the French's Onions and and green beans - then poured it into a buttered baking dish and finished it off the way the recipe is written. As it was, it was just awful. Made it today to go with Christmas Dinner - there was plenty left over! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very yummy green bean casserole. I made it for Thanksgiving and everyone devoured it especially my dad. My dad requested that I make it for Christmas dinner. This time I am tripling the recipe it hopes there are some leftovers. This time I will cut back on the butter, I felt like there was just too much butter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We have made this Casserole for numerous family events and it is always a favorite. Considering the green bean casserole I grew up on was always the red-headed stepchild of the spread, this is a very very pleasant surprise! We always use SHARP Cheddar cheese (good quality and fresh, never frozen green beans. If you plan to feed more than 4 people, double the recipe - many people return for seconds and thirds! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was fabulous!!!!!!! The Cheddar Cheese added a different touch which my family loved! It made for an excellent Christmas Eve dinner side dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Me: "Yuck." The hubby: "Not bad!" This was overpowered with the taste of fresh mushrooms. If you like mushrooms, then you may like this recipe. I can tolerate the mushrooms found in the soup, but not this. My husband, who likes mushrooms, indicated it was a good recipe. This was pretty easy to put together and I liked the fact one could just add everything to the skillet to stir before putting it in the casserole dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would give the taste 5 star. Why 4? Because of the can Cream of Mushroom. I never like the taste of canned food and I hardly walk down canned food section in the store. Paula's recipes usually start from scratch. I was disppoined when I saw the "can" in the recipe. However, I followed the recipe and LOVE IT. Fresh beans tastes great. I didn't 100% follow the House Seasoning. I just put a pinch of everything that calls out in the Seasoning. The Cream of Mushroom is salty enough, along with cheese. Really, I didn't need much more than that. Everyone at the table loved this dish, so did I. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect!!! Easy quick and delicious!!! Need I say more? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Do NOT change a thing. Gosh, I read the reviews and swear people do not get the point of a review. Paula's Green Bean Casserole is fantastic. I did not change it at all. It was perfect. Everyone loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good comfort food .but i used cream of celery instead of cream of mushroom soup i think it give it a better flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Green bean casserole!!!! BUT this is absolutely the BEST I have EVER had!!! Thank you, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm asked every Thanksgiving to bring green bean casserole and I absolutely hate the traditional recipe for it. I searched for a different version and found this one. Everyone LOVED it and asked me how I made it. This is going to be the dish I bring from now on! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I use yellow onion. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought the same thing! I'm going to add 3/4 cup of milk to the mixture before baking :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this every year...everyone loves it!  Not dry at all.  Adding milk might make it soupy? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Probably - it's what I plan on doing (and I've done it with other GBC recipes). You'll need to bake it longer and I wouldn't add the cheese and fried onions until after it's warmed up a bit - otherwise either the casserole will be cold or the cheese and onions will burn.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's by Paula Deen. What did you expect? Lol. It's not meant to be a salad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Then don't choose to make this recipe and give it 1 star... This recipe is amazing, and lets face it, what is healthy around the holidays. Not to mention, its a Paula Dean recipe... what exactly did you expect? <br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Didn't you know the green bean and mushrooms cancel out the butter and cheese.... Lol item not reviewed by moderator and published
I forgot to add the cheese during last 10 minutes of warming so served it without cheese. Everyone still went crazy over this dish.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why not make your soup from the chicken broth it use a vegetable broth. No waste! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The broth will give the beans a fabulous flavor. Just drain your beans over a bowl to save the broth for use in another recipe, such as stuffing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
One of the secrets to why this green bean casserole is better than all the others is the green beans cooked in chicken broth. Easy enough to save broth in a mason jar or two for other uses. Or you can freeze broth.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this every year.  Beans in broth is definitely what makes this casserole better than others! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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So, there's two recipes here. One for her green bean casserole and one for her "House Seasoning". You're supposed to make the house seasoning separately and use a PINCH of it in this recipe... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Read your labels! There are alternative to Campbell's. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made them using frozen, I just boiled them in the chicken stock for 5 minutes instead of 10 and it turned out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made them with frozen ones also since all the fresh green beans were out of stock the day before Thanksgiving and they turned out delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
I hate mushrooms but I made this last year with, because everyone else in the family loves them, and I seriously loved it anyway. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just omit the mushrooms altogether. I never use them because don't like em either. But there is no good sub for the cream of mushroom soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hi Lucy- Do you double the amount of green beans but keep all the other ingredients the same? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I totally agree about missing Paula. She is a great cook, with a great sense of humor and charisma. FN made a huge mistake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes, dislike knee jerk decisions and lack of forgiveness/explanation. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think they wanted to replace her because of her age tbh and bring in that young southern cook who won that foodnetwork challenge thing but she doesn't have the personality and the recipes for my liking. Paula just had to be the most popular chef on this show. I don't think they did her right. She apologized wholeheartedly and I haven't enjoyed foodnetwork since except for Trisha. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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