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Classically Simple Green Bean Casserole

Can I just say that I have a major obsession with Thanksgiving food? Casseroles are some of my favorite dishes. Typically casseroles are super easy to make, and are a Thanksgiving staple. My husband’s favorite is the simple green bean casserole. Honestly, I should make this more often because it is so easy to make. So if you ware looking for a really easy dish to take to a Thanksgiving  get together, you should check this recipe out.

Simple Green Bean Casserole

Simple Green Bean Casserole

Seriously, this recipe is so easy that I almost feel silly posting it. I have seen a lot of really interesting green bean casserole recipes that are new twists on this classic dish, but this is not one of those recipes. This is the classic and simple green bean casserole that we all grew up eating at grandma’s table on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Thanksgiving simple green bean casserole

I ended up making a rather small batch, but the beauty of this recipe is that you can double it rather easily. Depending how large of a crew you want to feed will determine how much of each ingredient you will need.

My small batch used 2 cans of green beans, 1 can of cream of mushroom soup, 1 bag of fried onions, and about 2/3 cup of whole milk.

Thanksgiving green bean casserole easy

All you need to do is mix together your green beans ( drained), cream of mushroom soup, milk, and about 1/4 of the onions. Feel free to season with salt and pepper to taste. Then you just top with the rest of the fried onions and you are good to go. Bake your casserole at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

simple green bean casserole

Seriously, that is it! You are now ready to enjoy this Thanksgiving classic. I told you I feel silly sharing this, but I know there are some out there who want just the basic version of this classic.

simple green bean casserole
5 from 3 votes

Simple Green Bean Casserole

The Thanksgiving classic simple green bean casserole 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 People


  • 2 Cans Green Beans (Drained)
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 Bag Fried Onions
  • 2/3 Cup Whole Milk
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350

  2. Mix together drained beans, milk, cream of mushroom, and 1/4 of the onions into a baking dish.

  3. Top with remaining fried onions.

  4. Bake 15-20 minutes

Simple Green bean casserole perfect for Thanksgiving

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Friday 17th of November 2017

I am gonna make this for Thanksgiving. I just brought everything today.


Wednesday 15th of November 2017

I grew up with this green bean casserole and can't imagine the holidays without it! It's honestly annoying when it gets variations on Thanksgiving for our family meal. I love a classic.


Wednesday 15th of November 2017

I haven't ever made a green bean casserole before. This looks great! I wonder if my kids would enjoy this as much as I would! I will have to make it and see!


Tuesday 14th of November 2017

That's my favorite Thanksgiving side dish! I love that it's such a simple tasty recipe!


Tuesday 14th of November 2017

We have this ongoing debate about the type of green beans to use in green bean casserole. My mom only likes it mushy and gross. I like it with firmer, fresh or frozen green beans.


Tuesday 14th of November 2017

I grew up with it being canned green beans...I do like the fresh, but the frozen always come out with an odd texture to me

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