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Green Bean Casserole

  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 40 min
  • serves: 6 people
  • calories: 231 1 serving

It is the dish everyone is expecting on the holidays, but it is so easy to make, you can serve it any day. Created by Campbell Test Kitchen Manager Dorcas Reilly in 1955, its creamy, smooth sauce and unmatchable flavor combined with its simplicity makes Green Bean Casserole so appealing. Just five ingredients and 10 minutes to put together, this family pleasing side has been a favorite for over 60 years.  Looking to try a new spin on the traditional?  Then try: Bacon & Cheddar Green Bean Casserole.


cost per recipe: $5.74

  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup or 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom Soup or Condensed Unsalted Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 4 cups cooked cut green beans
  • 1 1/3 cups French's® French Fried Onions (amount divided in recipe steps below)


  • Tips

    • If preparing using Unsalted Cream of Mushroom you can add salt to taste.  Our test kitchen found that 1/4 teaspoon of salt enhanced the flavor of the recipe and contributes an additional 98.3 mg of sodium per serving, but you can add less or more to make it right for you.
    • For Bite-Sized Green Bean Casseroles, cut the green beans into smaller, 1/2-inch, pieces and combine with the soup, milk, soy sauce and 2/3 cup French fried onions.  Spoon the mixture into frozen ready-to-use mini phyllo pastry cups and bake on a rimmed baking sheet at 350°F. for 7 minutes or until hot.  We like to use half the bean mixture to fill about 30 phyllo cups and then freeze the rest for a quick weeknight side dish!
    • For Mini Green Bean Casseroles (makes 16), heat the oven to 375°F.  Prep the bean mixture but substitute 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese for the soy sauce.  Roll 16 uncooked refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (two 16-ounce packages) into 4-inch circles and press into 16 muffin-pan cups.  Fill with the bean mixture and bake for 20 minutes.  Mix 1/3 cup French fried onions and 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese and sprinkle over the green bean mixture. Bake for another 5 minutes.
    • For Golden Green Bean Casserole: Substitute Campbell's® Condensed Golden Mushroom Soup for the Cream of Mushroom Soup. Omit the soy sauce. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped red pepper with the green beans.
    • For Broccoli Casserole: Substitute 4 cups cooked broccoli florets for the green beans.
    • To add a festive touch: Stir in 1/4 cup chopped red pepper with the soup.
    • To add crunch:  Add 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds to the onion topping.
    • Chef Tip: Try this Italian version with pancetta and rosemary!  Cook 4 ounces pancetta, diced, in a skillet over medium heat until almost crisp.  Add 1/4 cup chopped onion and 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves to the skillet and cook until onion is tender.  Add the pancetta mixture to the soup mixture in Step 1.  In Step 2, sprinkle the remaining French fried onions with 1 tablespoon grated Pecorino Romano cheese, then bake as directed in Step 3.
    • For the cooked green beans: Use 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) green beans, drained, about 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans or 16 to 20 ounces frozen green beans, thawed, for this recipe.
  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 350°F.  Stir the soup, milk, soy sauce, beans and 2/3 cup onions in a 1 1/2-quart casserole.  Season the mixture with salt and pepper.

  • Step 2

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

  • Step 3

    Bake for another 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.


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    Maureen P.
    April 12, 2017

    I love this recipe, but do not use canned green, usually frozen French style beans. Sometimes (quite often) I add cheese. My family love it. I make my own onion rings since French's onion rings are so expensive in Canada.

  • How can you not!?

    Kathleen C.
    May 12, 2019

    What good is all the work of a Turkey dinner without the Green Bean Casserole?

  • Add More Cream of Mushroom!

    Jennifer H.
    January 5, 2019

    My trick for this is adding an extra can of Cream of Mushroom. Also stir it quite a bit to break up the green beans. Add extra French's friend onions to enhance the flavor too!

  • Try THIS next time...

    Steve H.
    July 26, 2020

    Save your Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup for your other casseroles and substitute Campbell's Cream of Asparagus Soup instead. Campbell's Cream of Asparagus Soup really brings out the flavor of the green beans. My entire family much prefers Campbell's Cream of Asparagus Soup in this dish. And Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup is also a very tasty alternative!

    • Campbell Soup Company
      August 28, 2020

      So happy that you shared this great way to customize our beloved Green Bean Casserole! You certainly can make this classic casserole with other varieties of our condensed cream soups!

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    Joseph G.
    March 29, 2020


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    Calories 231
    Total Fat 15 g
    Sat. Fat 6.0 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 2 mg
    Sodium 624 mg
    Total Carb 19 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Sugar 3 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 2 g
    Vitamin D 1 %DV
    Calcium 4 %DV
    Iron 4 %DV
    Potassium 4 %DV
    Calories 215
    Total Fat 13 g
    Sat. Fat 5.8 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 2 mg
    Sodium 576 mg
    Total Carb 20 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 2 g
    Vitamin D 1 %DV
    Calcium 5 %DV
    Iron 4 %DV
    Potassium 4 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.