Y’all it’s November!! I LOVE fall, I LOVE November, I LOVE Thanksgiving and I LOVE Green Bean Casserole! Did I mention I LOVE Thanksgiving! It’s my very most favorite holiday and I’ll be honest with you, it’s mainly because of the delicious food! I adore that all of our family gathers in my living room around a fireplace to laugh and eat and be thankful! Y’all know I try to always count my blessings, but come on, the food, oh the Thanksgiving food!
I get the honor of hosting Thanksgiving which means I get to decide what’s on the menu and today I will be sharing with y’all my beloved Green Bean Casserole recipe! It would not be Thanksgiving without this dish on my table! This recipe is inspired by The Water Man’s grandmother’s secret recipe. I never had the privilege to meet her so this recipe was passed down to me from my mother in law. And I say it’s a secret recipe because his grandma would never reveal all the ingredients to my mother in law! I took a few of their special ingredients and made some tweaks to the classic recipe and stumbled upon perfection!!!
Here we go! Start with your classic cream of mushroom soup. Some people don’t like the canned stuff so you can easily substitute with a homemade version. Don’t be afraid of making this creamy goodness from scratch, it’s easy peasy but either will do!
Here’s the first ingredient my mother in law gave me.. swiss cheese. You can grate it in or just tear slices like I did because it is what I had in my fridge. I used about 6 slices, the more the cheesier so in my humble opinion, grate on ladies!
Then I add the classic fried onions because who in their right mind would leave those crispy, crunchy pieces of heaven out? Am I right? I use two large cans. That’s right, I said two. Trust me, all that creamy crunchiness will change your casserole life forever!
And see that dark brown on the onions? That is the other secret ingredient, Worcestershire sauce! This savory addition will knock your socks off, this sauce adds so much flavor to this traditional dish and brings out the distinct nutty taste of the cheese. It is the perfect combination!
Oh, and veggies of course! Throw in your green beans! The Water Man likes cut canned green beans in his casserole so that’s what I do because I’m sweet like that, but you could easily use any kind of canned or fresh green beans!
That’s it! Easy right!! I don’t add milk because we like it thick and the cheese gives it plenty of creaminess! Now give it all a good stir to combine everything and pop it in the oven at 400 degrees for 35 minutes to really get it piping hot!
Go ahead and add more fried onions to the top and put it back in for about 5-8 minutes until they are browned. When you take it out, this dish will be hot and bubbly. Come on, have a look, doesn’t it look yummy!
There you go, come closer. Is your mouth watering? Mine is! I made this for supper and we had the left overs for breakfast already! What? Casseroles can’t go with coffee? Not true, this one will go with anything! I promise you, if you bring this to any holiday feast people will be lining up to get the recipe! I know our Thanksgiving would not be the same without it!
Showstopping Green Bean Casserole
2 Cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 Cup Grated Swiss Cheese
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 Large Cans French Fried Onions
2 Cans Cut Green Beans
Combine all ingredients (except for 1 can of French Fried Onions)
Bake at 400 Degrees for 35 minutes
Sprinkle remaining can of French Fried Onions on top
Put back in the oven for 5 minutes or until browned
Serve hot and enjoy
You will LOVE this Green Bean Casserole, it’s absolutely my favorite holiday side dish! Speaking of holidays, Christmas is around the corner, read why we participate in the elves tradition!