Green bean casserole: a must-have holiday side dish – The Coastland Times

Green Bean Casserole: A Must-Try Holiday Side Dish

Posted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2022

Side dishes are just as important to a holiday meal as the main dish. It’s perfectly acceptable to offer a few new and unique dishes on your party table, but guests will likely also expect tried-and-true classics.

Green bean casserole is a staple of many holiday tables. Along with mashed potatoes and candied sweet potatoes, green bean casserole is a beloved holiday recipe — and it’s easy to make, too. This traditional recipe “Green Bean Casserole,” courtesy of Campbell’s®, can set the right tone for guests wanting a taste of the holidays this year.

Green bean casserole

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For 6 persons

1 can (10 1⁄2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom or 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom or Unsalted Condensed Cream of Mushroom

1⁄2 cup milk

1 teaspoon of soy sauce

4 cups cooked cut green beans

1 1⁄3 cups French’s® Fried Onions (divided)

Heat oven to 350 F. Combine soup, milk, soy sauce, beans and 2⁄3 cup onions in 1 1⁄2 quart saucepan. Season the mixture with salt and pepper.

Bake for 25 minutes or until hot. Stir the bean mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 2⁄3 cup onions.

Cook for another 5 minutes or until the onions are golden.

Variations: This recipe can be customized as you see fit. Double the amount of condensed soup if you desire a more moist pot or change up the flavor by selecting a different flavored soup variety, such as Cream of Asparagus. You can add grated parmesan or grated cheddar if you want a cheesy option. Some people prefer to use French-style green beans instead of the thicker variety.

Alternative cooking method: The traditional recipe has you cook the casserole dish in the oven. However, if you have a large enough toaster oven, you can bake it to free up space in the oven. if not, prepare casserole as directed in a slow cooker and cook on low for about 3-4 hours, until tender. Then add the remaining onions and transfer the casserole to the oven to brown for 5 minutes. (Check that the slow cooker pot is oven safe; if not, pour the mixture into a baking dish for final baking and serving.)

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