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Easy Green Bean Casserole with Bacon

This is a really easy green bean casserole with bacon recipe that is to die for! The best Thanksgiving or Easter side dish with a creamy sauce and packed with tons of flavor. It is so delicious I make it year round with chicken or ham. It saves great for leftovers too, if you ever have any.

easy green bean casserole

Since we love this easy green bean casserole so much we make it well beyond the holidays AND have doctored it up thru the years. This version is much yummier than the one that everyone typically makes because it’s packed with bacon! Here is my homemade green bean casserole with bacon I know you’ll love and your guests will too! (originally published 11/14, affiliate links present)

  • Just amazing right?? And a must when it comes to those get togethers we all love.

If this is for the holiday season you could combine these two favorites to make green bean mashed potato casserole too.

Top it with freshly made air fryer onions and this will be your new favorite way to make it.

homemade green bean casserole

Green bean casserole with bacon

  • Baking dish
  • Frozen green beans
    • fresh green beans could be used too, cut into 3rds
    • canned green beans drained come out quite soft, not recommended
  • Bacon
  • Plenty of french fried onions 
  • Cream of mushroom soup and milk
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Mushrooms – optional

1/2 cup cheddar cheese on top – optional

instant pot green bean casserole

Why do we love this classic holiday casserole dish?

  • Because this green bean mixture is loaded with bacon and crispy fried onions of course!

Here’s a holiday tip: Use crockpots, a Ninja Foodi and your Instant Pot too! It is impossible to keep all that food warm since cooking times vary. Most people don’t have a double oven to keep it all in until meal time so:

Foil on top of 1/2-quart casserole dishes left on your stovetop can keep the warmth in too.

easy green bean casserole 2

We use this method every year! I have everyone cook their dishes and then transfer them into a crockpot to bring to my house. Then we aren’t waiting around and the kids don’t get as antsy. 

  • It works great for a good hour or sometimes longer without changing the consistency or taste of the food.

I use crockpots to keep my easy green bean casserole recipe, yams, mashed potatoes warm. After we cut up the turkey you can put it in a warmed crock to keep it warm too so when you get seconds it isn’t cold!

Now if you don’t want to make this in your oven you can try our Instant Pot green bean casserole recipe.

instant pot green bean casserole 2

Can I freeze leftover green bean casserole?

Unfortunately, no. Especially since there are crispy onions on the top those would just become mush, no good.

Can you reheat leftover green bean casserole?

Of course. If you want to keep the top crunchy throw it into the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes. OR use an oven safe dish and do the same in your air fryer for about 6 min.! Stir halfway through so the top doesn’t get too dark this way.

After the holidays you’ve got to try out leftover turkey recipe too, it can be made with ham too so you can enjoy the day or so after….hope you enjoy your day!

Looking for more Thanksgiving side dishes??

  1. Thanksgiving recipes for an Instant Pot are here to refer to
  2. Slow cooker no yeast rolls actually turn out quite amazing
    1. or this easy roll recipe
  3. Instant Pot cheesy bacon ranch potatoes are my girls’ favorite side
  4. Swiss chard is a Southern fave.

Pressure cooker green beans turn out tender with just salt and pepper. Add onions on top for a healthier version of your traditional dish.

pressure cooker green beans

Here’s a quick step by step but there is a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post as well.

Time needed: 30 minutes.

Easy Green Bean Casserole

  1. Prepare

    First add your frozen green beans (or canned but frozen turns out better visually and isn’t as mushy) Mix in 1/2 cup of milk and soup into an oven safe dish (spray with non stick spray first)

    Cook your bacon until slightly crisp and then chop up into small pieces and add to your bowl. If you like cooked mushrooms, slice them up without stems and add them too.

    I shake some garlic salt on top, maybe 1/4 tsp, a bit of salt and pepper, and 1/2 cup of the fried onions. Fold ingredients together so onions don’t get totally smashed.

  2. Bake

    Empty mixture into dish that has been sprayed with non stick spray, then cover with foil. Bake for 25 min. at 350 degrees.

    Remove from oven, take off foil and shake another 1/2 – 1 cup of fried onions to the top Put back into the oven for 5 more minutes just so they get crispy.

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Green Bean Casserole Recipe Easy

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Easy Green Bean Casserole

Easy green bean casserole with bacon recipe that is to die for! The best Thanksgiving side dish with a creamy sauce and packed with tons of flavor.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, easy, green bean casserole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 216kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • First add your frozen green beans (or canned but frozen turns out better visually and isn’t as mushy)
  • Mix in 1/2 cup of milk and soup into an oven safe dish (spray with non stick spray first)
  • Cook your bacon until slightly crisp and then chop up into small pieces and add to your bowl.
  • If you like cooked mushrooms, slice them up without stems and add them too.
  • I shake some garlic salt on top, maybe 1/4 tsp, a bit of salt and pepper, and 1/2 cup of the fried onions.
    Fold ingredients together so onions don’t get totally smashed.
  • Empty mixture into dish that has been sprayed with non stick spray, then cover with foil.
    Bake for 25 min. at 350 degrees.
  • Remove from oven, take off foil and shake another 1/2 – 1 cup of fried onions to the top
    Put back into the oven for 5 more minutes just so they get crispy.

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Green Bean Casserole
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 587mg26%
Potassium 314mg9%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 570IU11%
Vitamin C 9.7mg12%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Seriously…..try it!

easy green bean casserole
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Karsma

Tuesday 26th of November 2019

I make mine with bacon, too. I cook the bacon, and set it aside to drain; fry diced onions in some of the bacon grease; add cream of mushroom soup plus salt; mix it all together; gently fold in beans (frozen and first cooked on the stove for 5 minutes); put in casserole dish and top with the bacon pieces and slivered almonds before baking it! The bacon grease and onion permeate the whole dish.

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 27th of November 2019

Bacon is where it's at

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