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Campbells Green Bean Casserole (Classic Recipe)

Campbells Green Bean Casserole with creamy mushroom soup is a classic holiday hot bubbly side dish often topped with crispy fried onions!

This simple 6 ingredient green bean casserole easy recipe can be made as a tender fresh green bean casserole recipe or with canned or frozen green beans.


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Campbell’s recipe green bean casserole

Making Campbells Green Bean Casserole classic recipe instantly makes us think of the holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas.

We all grew up enjoying grandma’s green bean casserole at Thanksgiving, of course it was the best!

Green bean dishes really are one of the best side dish pairings with Thanksgiving turkey roasted or a holiday Christmas ham. It is traditional as a sweet potato casserole and cranberry sauce during the holidays for many.

This creamy green bean casserole with Campbell’s mushroom soup and topped with fried onions is not only so easy to make but delicious to enjoy not just as a holiday side dish but anytime for dinner.

Campbells green bean casserole from scratch is really one of the best green bean casseroles ever! Most often used is a 9×13 baking dish for green bean casserole for baking until bubbly and hot.

Unbaked Campbell's green bean casserole in white baking dish.

Our other best side dish green bean casserole recipes are crack green bean casserole with bacon, and Paula Deen’s Southern green bean casserole a cheesy green bean casserole.

We hope you enjoy this easy green beans casserole to serve at your Thanksgiving table and continue to share this perfect side dish as a tradition for years to come.

Why you’ll love this holiday side dish recipe

  • Made with only 6 ingredients making it an easy simple green bean casserole for dinner anytime
  • One you cook the fresh green beans you can prep in 5 minutes
  • Must-have Classic green beans casserole Campbells soup recipe is a perfect holiday side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter
  • One of the best homemade green bean casserole recipes to customize and make ahead of time or travel with for dinner

Green bean casserole ingredients

Labelled ingredients for campbells green bean cassserole.
  • Fresh green beans
  • Campbell’s mushroom soup
  • Soy Sauce
  • Milk
  • French’s fried onions
  • Black Pepper

Substitutions for Campbell’s green bean casserole dish

You can make a Campbell’s frozen green beans casserole by using frozen green beans that provide a crispy texture.

You can also make a canned green bean casserole by using your favorite canned green beans that will have a soft texture.

By using frozen or canned green beans you can skip the cooking the green beans before before assembling step. However I like to cook the frozen green beans in a chicken broth for 5 to 10 minutes before assembling to add more texture and flavor.

Green bean cream of mushroom soup casserole can also be made by making your own homemade mushroom soup or mushroom cream sauce.

Substituting any Campbell’s cream soup will work with this bean casserole like a cream of chicken soup.

The classic green bean casserole recipes are topped with crispy fried onions. Fried onion green bean casserole has become such an integral part of the green bean recipe that it is sometime referred to as French’s green bean casserole after the name of the crispy onions.

Some other favorite topping substitutes for green bean baked casserole are Panko bread crumbs, Ritz crackers and sometimes Parmesan cheese.

Step by step instructions for how to make Campbell’s soup green bean casserole recipe

How do I make a holiday green bean casserole?

Ingredients for Step 2 of recipe in white bowl.

STEP ONE – Preheat oven to 350°F. 

STEP TWO – In a large bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, milk, soy sauce, cooked green beans and ⅔ cup French fried onions in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Season with salt & pepper. 

How long to bake green bean casserole?

Green bean casserole from the oven ready for a sprinkle of fried onions.

STEP THREE – Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through.  Stir the bean mixture and sprinkle with remaining ⅔ cup of onions. 

STEP FOUR – Bake for another 5 to 8 minutes, until the onions are golden brown. Enjoy!

Variations for easy green bean casserole Campbells

There are many variations for this wonderful easy side dish.

Campbells green bean casserole with cheese – is our favorite variation by adding 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese which makes it a cheesy green bean casserole to enjoy.

Campbells green bean casserole with bacon – is great by adding in 6 slices of cooked bacon chopped up in the green bean dish.

Adding in 1 to 1 1/2 cups of mushrooms to make a green bean mushroom casserole.

Add in garlic for more flavor with by adding in minced garlic to the sauce or adding in gloves of garlic to the recipe for green bean casserole.

Make a Cajun Campbell’s green bean casserole by adding in 1 tbsp of cajun spice and optional bacon, garlic and 1 to 2 tsp of hot sauce to suit your tastes.

Green bean casserole without fried onions at all is another variation to enjoy especially if your do not care for them. See my substitutions above for other toppings to try.

Top tips for making the best green bean casserole

  • You can add more fried onions to the top for more crispy onion flavor
  • Also serve some fried onions on the side for those who really enjoy the fried onions
  • To add more flavor you can cook the green beans in a chicken broth for 10 minutes before putting the casserole together, this especially works well if your using frozen green beans
  • Cooking the green beans the day before to help make the dish faster, you may have to add an additional 5 to 10 minute cooking time if the green beans are cold from the fridge for a bubbly hot dish
Serving of green bean casserole on a white plate.

How to warm up or reheat a green bean casserole?

Please see my guide for how to reheat a green bean casserole in the best 6 ways.

Campbell’s green bean casserole calories?

There will be 231 calories per serving in this green bean casserole dish. This will vary by the size of your serving and any variations used.

Can you pre make green bean casserole?

Yes you can! You can make your green bean dish without the fried onions on top and store in the fridge for up to 2 days before baking and serving for best results.

Remove from the fridge add the fried onions to the top of the dish and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

You can also make the dish and freeze before baking without the fried onions on top. Thaw in the fridge overnight add the fried onions then bake for an additional 10 minutes. This option allows you to make ahead for a longer time.

Campbell's green bean casserole on a white plate

Can you make Campbell’s green bean casserole in a crockpot?

Yes you can! Get all your ingredients together in the crockpot and slow cook in the crockpot for 2 to 3 hours, then enjoy! The crockpot is also a great way to keep your green bean casserole warm for holiday dinner.

How to travel with green bean casserole during the holidays?

If you are making this holiday side dish to take to you families house for Thanksgiving dinner make the dish and cook except bake for 10 or 15 minutes less time than required.

Cover in tin foil and when you get to your destination bake for the additional 10 to 15 minutes and top with more fried onions before baking if you prefer a more crispy texture.

Storage and freezing instructions for Campbell’s soup green bean casserole

Storing green bean casserole with mushroom soup

How long can I keep green bean casserole in the fridge? Store the cooled casserole dish covered with plastic wrap in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also scoop the leftover green beans into an airtight container to store in the fridge for 4 days.

Make sure you only keep the green bean casserole out at room temperature for no more than 2 hours for proper food safety.

Can I freeze green bean casserole?

Yes you can! Make the bean casserole and freeze the dish before baking without the fried onions on top.

Thaw in the fridge overnight add the fried onions to the top and bake adding 10 additional minutes of cooking time.

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Campbell's green bean casserole served on a white plate with a fork.

Campbells Green Bean Casserole (Classic Recipe)


  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Description

Campbell’s Green Bean casserole with creamy mushroom soup is a classic holiday side hot bubbly dish often topped with crispy fried onions!

This 5 ingredient green bean casserole easy recipe can be made as a tender fresh green bean casserole recipe or with canned or frozen green beans.


Ingredients

1 can (10.5 ounces) Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon soy sauce

4 cups cooked cut green beans

1 and 1/3 cups French’s French Fried Onions (divided)


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, milk, soy sauce, cooked green beans and ⅔ cup French fried onions in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Season with salt & pepper. 
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through.  Stir the bean mixture and sprinkle with remaining ⅔ cup of onions. 
  4. Bake for another 5 to 8 minutes, until the onions are golden brown.

Notes

Storing green bean casserole with mushroom soup

How long can I keep green bean casserole in the fridge? Store the cooled casserole dish covered with plastic wrap in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also scoop the leftover green beans into an airtight container to store in the fridge for 4 days.

Make sure you only keep the green bean casserole out at room temperature for no more than 2 hours for proper food safety.

Can I freeze green bean casserole?

Yes you can! Make the bean casserole and freeze the dish before baking without the fried onions on top.

Thaw in the fridge overnight add the fried onions to the top and bake adding 10 additional minutes of cooking time.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Campbell’s green bean casserole, green bean casserole with cream of mushroom soup

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