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Finished dish of green bean casserole with wooden spoon.

Paula Deen’s Southern Green Bean Casserole

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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


Fresh green beans in a creamy mushroom sauce, topped with shredded cheddar and crispy French’s onion rings, this classic holiday side dish is a must for every holiday dinner.


1/3 cup butter

1/2 cup diced onion

1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

2 cups sliced fresh green beans

3 cups chicken broth

1 10-1/4 oz. can cream of mushroom soup

1 2.8 oz. can French’s Fried Onion Rings

Pinch salt and pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 cup grated Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2.  Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish.
  3. In a large pot, bring 3 cups of chicken broth to a boil. Add green beans and boil in chicken broth for 10 to 13 minutes  until crisp-tender.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter and add in sliced mushrooms and chopped onions. Sauté until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. 
  5. To the skillet, add green beans, cream of mushroom soup, garlic powder, salt, pepper and 1/3 cup of the French fried onions. Stir to combine.
  6. Spread mixture in prepared 2 quart baking dish.
  7. Bake in 350°F oven for 20 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and continue cooking for 10 more minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with remaining fried onion rings and enjoy.


How long will a green bean casserole last? Store leftovers in baking dish, covered with foil or an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge. 

Can you freeze green bean casserole? Yes you can! Use a freezer-safe container to store in the freezer for 2 to 3 months.

Thaw overnight in the fridge or at room temperature before reheating to serve.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 helping
  • Calories: 245
  • Sugar: 3.2 g
  • Sodium: 1303.5 mg
  • Fat: 20.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.3 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 51.4 mg