Friday, November 25, 2011

Green Bean Casserole - I'm a Traditionalist

I know there are differing opinions, but I am a huge Green Bean Casserole fan.  I have seen all sorts of recipes out there, but I go with exactly the recipe on the French;'s French Fried Onion's can, with only one slight modification - I double the amount of the onion rings.  Yum!  :)

Hmm, French's has new packaging this year.  I am not sure whether I am a fan.

 I gathered all the stuff, Del Monte Cut Green Beans, Cambell's Cream of Mushroom soup, milk, pepper, and the fried onion rings.

Oh my goodness, it's a Thanksgiving miracle!  All of the cans came with pop tops.  Thank you Del Monte and Cambell's!
Handy dandy!

Just mix it all together.  I'm making a double recipe, so it's 4 cans of green beans, 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup, 1 1/2 cups of milk, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, and a whole package of onion rings. 

Stir it up.

Pam the pan, of course.

Pour it in and it's ready for the oven.

 Pop in the oven for 30 minutes on 350 degrees.
Newly cleaned oven.  :)

After 30 minutes, just spread the other can of onion rings on top.  The recipe now calls for putting it back in the oven for 5 minutes, until it's brown.  I have a slightly different method here though.  Pretty much the only time I make Green Bean Casserole is for holidays and such, so invariably, I am taking it somewhere.  What I do at this point is pop the dish back in the hot oven, then turn the oven off and leave it, while I get ready to go.  The time it takes for my oven to cool browns it perfectly.
Brown and crispy.

Packed and ready to go!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope you did too!

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  1. Hi Kathy! First, thank you for you visit and becoming a friend and follower. I am happily following you too! It's a delight to meet you!

    I enjoy the traditions of dishes like this one and was amazed a couple of weeks ago that my hair stylist (a few highlights, you understand) was so excited about a new casserole she had never heard of before: Broccoli and Rice! It is hard to believe that someone in her mid-twenties had never had this dish before.

  2. I love green bean casserole, and that is the only dish I am responsible for bringing to my family's Thanksgiving dinner. :-)

  3. Honey, I know what you mean. I make a great Broccoli Rice, but I haven't made it in a good while. I ought to make it sometime soon and blog about it. Thanks for following! :)