Green Bean Casserole

Total Time:
30 min
10 min
20 min

6 servings

  • 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

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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    simply amazing! I thought it would be a little strange with the cheese but it's not at all!!
    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.
    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!
    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 _ _ _ .
    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.
    Love love love this recipe. I make it every Thanksgiving and Christmas.
    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" :)
    It was PERFECT! Exactly how I remember it growing up :) I didn't have the french fried onions and didn't even miss them!
    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.
    Love love love this recipe!
    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.
    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.
    Wow! Everyone loved this dish...I will definitely make double next time!
    It was awesome...not much left :)
    Thanks Paula like allways perfect
    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.
    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.
    First time ever making green bean casserole was last year and this was amazing!! Will make again this year!
    Great hit at Thanksgiving. Best green bean casserole recipe I have tried.
    Real tasty! Mmmmmmmmmmmm boy!
    Once again Paula Deen knocks it out of the park! Best green recipe!
    This is the BEST EVER green bean casserole!! Puts the other name brand to shame!
    My family really liked these beans although next time I make them I will cut back on the butter and cheese.
    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!
    Hi Lucy- Do you double the amount of green beans but keep all the other ingredients the same?
    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
    I totally agree about missing Paula. She is a great cook, with a great sense of humor and charisma. FN made a huge mistake. 
    Yes, dislike knee jerk decisions and lack of forgiveness/explanation.
    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.
    it was the best green bean casserole I've ever had
    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.
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