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.
This is based off the original recipe written on the back of the crispy fried onions container but altered a bit to use frozen green beans vs. canned, plenty of bacon as you will see below. Since we like it so much, and make it so often I have the recipe down pat AND have doctored it up thru the years to make it much yummier than the one that everyone typically makes…..boooooring! Here is my recipe for easy green bean casserole with bacon I know you’ll love and your guests will too! (originally published 11/14, updated)
It’s really easy to make, this is all you need to make this easy green bean casserole with bacon
- Frozen green beans
- French’s crispy fried onions
- Cream of mushroom soup
- Salt and pepper
- Mushrooms – optional
Now if you don’t want to make this in your oven you can try our Instant Pot green bean casserole recipe.
I will say that the fried onions won’t get crispy using that method but you can make it as directed, put it in a casserole dish under your broiler for a few minutes to crisp the ones on the top. Just an idea if you want this done faster and want to free up your oven.
Another tip: Use crockpots during the holidays! It is impossible to keep all that food warm while everything is cooking, everything needs to be in the oven, and most people don’t have a double oven to keep it all in until meal time.
Crockpots are great at keeping things warm!! We use them every year! I have everyone cook their dishes and then transfer them into a crockpot to bring to my house, or just bring their empty crockpots over to use.
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 green bean casserole, yams, mashed potatoes and even after we cut up the turkey you can put it in a warmed crock to keep it warm so when you get seconds it isn’t cold!
Just set to keep warm. 😉
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Easy Green Bean Casserole
- 22 oz frozen green beans we have used 2 cans instead but frozen comes out fresher tasting
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup any brand, I use whatever is on sale really
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp Garlic salt
- 1 1/2 c French's fried onions
- 8 strips cooked bacon can use real bacon bits or turkey bacon if desired
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 c mushrooms sliced - optional
- 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 topPut back into the oven for 5 more minutes just so they get crispy.
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!
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