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{no creamed soup, no mushrooms} Creamy Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

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This is the best green bean casserole recipe! Only a few simple ingredients, canned green beans, cheese, and a few minutes prep is all you need for the best green bean casserole. No creamed soup and no mushrooms! This recipe is a must have side dish for Thanksgiving dinner or any Holiday dinner.Β 

Look no further for the best creamy cheesy green bean casserole! Only a few simple ingredients, canned green beans, and a few minutes prep is all you need for the best green bean casserole. No creamed soup and no mushrooms. This recipe is a must have side dish for Thanksgiving dinner | www.togetherasfamily.com #greenbeancasserole #sidedish #thanksgivingdinner #thanksgiving #casserole #greenbeans

I’ve been working really hard to get some Thanksgiving dinner recipe up on the blog. Just in time for Thanksgiving πŸ™‚ Which happens to be my very favorite Holiday. What better day could there be? Being with family, cooking and baking all day, and a day where it’s socially acceptable to stuff yourself silly with all kinds of delicious food.Β 

Seriously. Best. Day. Ever! At least for me.Β 

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A few weeks back I posted these perfect cream cheese mashed potatoes and you really must add them to your Thanksgiving menu as well as this no creamed soup green bean casserole.

Look no further for the best creamy cheesy green bean casserole! Only a few simple ingredients, canned green beans, and a few minutes prep is all you need for the best green bean casserole. No creamed soup and no mushrooms. This recipe is a must have side dish for Thanksgiving dinner | www.togetherasfamily.com #greenbeancasserole #sidedish #thanksgivingdinner #thanksgiving #casserole #greenbeans

I’ll be honest and say that I have never liked green bean casserole. I only have 3 foods that I absolutely will not eat. Mushrooms are one of them. Hence the reason why I’ve never loved green bean casserole. Classic versions of this dish use a can of creamed mushroom soup. Which means mushrooms…..

I have tried so many versions and then I saw this version over at Keats Eats and I am not even kidding you when I say that I make this year round. It’s a popular side dish for dinner no matter the season or Holiday.Β 

Not only is it perfect for Thanksgiving but Christmas & Easter. Basically any of those Holidays where you have a big family meal. Trust me, this no creamed soup green bean casserole needs to be on the table.

Look no further for the best creamy cheesy green bean casserole! Only a few simple ingredients, canned green beans, and a few minutes prep is all you need for the best green bean casserole. No creamed soup and no mushrooms. This recipe is a must have side dish for Thanksgiving dinner | www.togetherasfamily.com #greenbeancasserole #sidedish #thanksgivingdinner #thanksgiving #casserole #greenbeans

Look no further for the best creamy cheesy green bean casserole! Only a few simple ingredients, canned green beans, and a few minutes prep is all you need for the best green bean casserole. No creamed soup and no mushrooms. This recipe is a must have side dish for Thanksgiving dinner | www.togetherasfamily.com #greenbeancasserole #sidedish #thanksgivingdinner #thanksgiving #casserole #greenbeans

I prefer green bean casserole with canned green beans. I’ve made so many that call for fresh green beans and not only is it a lot of work to prepare the beans, most of the time they don’t even cook all the way through. So you’re left with crunchy and crisp green beans.Β 

Which is the reason I LOVE using canned green beans. Not only are they easy, convenient, and cheaper than fresh, but they cook up perfectly.Β 

Look no further for the best creamy cheesy green bean casserole! Only a few simple ingredients, canned green beans, and a few minutes prep is all you need for the best green bean casserole. No creamed soup and no mushrooms. This recipe is a must have side dish for Thanksgiving dinner | www.togetherasfamily.com #greenbeancasserole #sidedish #thanksgivingdinner #thanksgiving #casserole #greenbeans

Look no further for the best creamy cheesy green bean casserole! Only a few simple ingredients, canned green beans, and a few minutes prep is all you need for the best green bean casserole. No creamed soup and no mushrooms. This recipe is a must have side dish for Thanksgiving dinner | www.togetherasfamily.com #greenbeancasserole #sidedish #thanksgivingdinner #thanksgiving #casserole #greenbeans

Simply melt some butter and add flour and a few spices. Cook that for just a few minutes and then remove from the heat. Stir in some sour cream and dried minced onion. Then add the green beans, shredded cheese and crunchy onions. Pop it in the oven and it’s ready in 30 minutes.Β 

You won’t believe how creamy and flavorful this dish is. No canned creamed soups and no mushrooms! Just easy, simple stuff that tastes like a million bucks.Β 

Look no further for the best creamy cheesy green bean casserole! Only a few simple ingredients, canned green beans, and a few minutes prep is all you need for the best green bean casserole. No creamed soup and no mushrooms. This recipe is a must have side dish for Thanksgiving dinner | www.togetherasfamily.com #greenbeancasserole #sidedish #thanksgivingdinner #thanksgiving #casserole #greenbeans

Remember to also try out these perfect cream cheese mashed potatoes and these 1 hour soft & fluffy dinner rolls.Β 

For dessert be sure to check out this huge list for the best thanksgiving day desserts! No bake pies are one of my favorite things ever, so there are lots of those. Enjoy friends!

{no creamed soup, no mushrooms} Creamy Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Look no further for the best creamy cheesy green bean casserole! Only a few simple ingredients, canned green beans, and a few minutes prep is all you need for the best green bean casserole. No creamed soup and no mushrooms. This recipe is a must have side dish for Thanksgiving dinner

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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4.8 based on 9 review(s)

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onions
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cans (28 oz each) French style green beans, drained well
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar or Colby Jack cheese
  • 1 cup French's fried onions

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish, or similar casserole dish, with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Once melted, add the flour, salt, sugar, and pepper. Stir with a whisk for 1 minute. Stir constantly so it does not burn.
  • Take off the heat and add sour cream, and dried minced onion. Stir together until combined.
  • Add green beans, half the cheese, and half the fried onions. Stir together and pour into prepared baking dish. Top with the remaining cheese and sprinkle with the remaining fried onions.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.

Notes

If wanted, you can use 1 tablespoon of diced fresh onion. I prefer the dried minced onion because it's easy and you don't waste an onion for only 1 tablespoon!

To make this easy to prepare: measure out your dry ingredients (flour, salt, sugar, pepper) into a small bowl. That way when it's time to add them you just dump & stir.

In place of the two larger cans of green beans, you may use 4 of the standard size (15 oz) cans of green beans.

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Look no further for the best creamy cheesy green bean casserole! Only a few simple ingredients, canned green beans, and a few minutes prep is all you need for the best green bean casserole. No creamed soup and no mushrooms. This recipe is a must have side dish for Thanksgiving dinner | www.togetherasfamily.com #greenbeancasserole #sidedish #thanksgivingdinner #thanksgiving #casserole #greenbeans

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    Carol Campbell
    October 14, 2017 at 3:06 am This version of a family favorite really helps me out. One of my son's is deathly allergic to mushrooms. But he loves green bean casserole. Making it with cream of chicken or cream of celery just tastes a bit off. Looking forwand to trying this one. Thank you. Sincerely, Carol.
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      Together As Family
      October 14, 2017 at 1:13 pm I love hearing this Carol. So sorry you have allergies to deal with. My family just does not like mushrooms so this has always been a favorite. I hope you all love it :)
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    Patte
    October 14, 2017 at 6:27 am This does not print the recipe nicely, even if you just try to print the "page" it prints the left margin icons over the recipe (?) ... Please, if you can, get your folks to fix this so it can be used.
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      Together As Family
      October 14, 2017 at 1:12 pm Sorry you're having trouble. I just tried printing and it and nothing was covered. Are you printing from the web browser print button or are you clicking the 'print recipe' button by the recipe? If you print from the browser then yes it might cover up stuff. Try printing from the recipe print button and it should work better for you. Let me know if that helps.
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    Julie Pollitt
    October 15, 2017 at 12:43 pm This would make a fantastic Thanksgiving meal! Everyone in my family will love this!
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      Together As Family
      October 15, 2017 at 9:43 pm Perfect for thanksgiving. Kid friendly also because of the no mushrooms. Thanks for stopping by :)
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    Cat
    November 2, 2017 at 2:44 pm This is the only green bean casserole I will eat. But my ratio of sour cream to green beans is much higher. I use an 8oz tub of sour cream to 1 regular size can of French style beans. I honestly detest the traditional version of green bean casserole! My mother has made this for as long as I can remember and I had no idea anyone outside of the family had ever eaten it.
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      Together As Family
      November 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm I've never liked the classic green bean casserole either but this one I could eat all the time! Yours sounds delicious and creamy (yum!). I remember my grandma making this a long time ago and I forgotten about it until recently.
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    Sherrie
    November 12, 2017 at 2:04 pm For those lactose intolerant I’m going to try this with plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Has anyone ever done that?
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      Together As Family
      November 13, 2017 at 11:59 am I know in other recipes Greek yogurt is a perfect substitute for sour cream. I think it should work just fine.
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      Amy
      November 16, 2017 at 5:52 pm I’m planning to make this as well for my daughter who is lactose intolerant. My local Ralph’s (Kroger) recently started carrying lactose free sour cream but i bet the yogurt would work as well!
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    Sophia Garcia
    November 13, 2017 at 11:49 am Hey I understand your green bean plight. Healthy tasting green beans do not belong in a green bean casserole. I found a recipe for country green beans ; they are so good. You fry up some bacon (great start) just to render off a bit of fat. So not crispy. Then you add your green beans and low sodium chicken broth until the green beans are sufficiently covered. Let them simmer. Yes it takes awhile but you can make it in advance, and it is absolutely delicious. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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      Together As Family
      November 13, 2017 at 11:56 am Yum! That sounds delicious.
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    Mary Snyder
    November 18, 2017 at 9:37 am Can this be done in a crockpot??
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      Together As Family
      November 18, 2017 at 10:46 am No, I don't think it could. You could always experiment and try it. I have never done it in the crockpot so I would not even know what to tell you.
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    Angelique J Aguilar
    November 18, 2017 at 9:45 pm My sister is normally in charge of the green bean casserole during Thanksgiving. She won't be able to come down this year so I called her today to find out how to make it. I also hate mushrooms so I asked her if I could use something else. I am definitely glad I found this. Thank you, I will be trying it this year. Happy Thanksgiving!
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      Together As Family
      November 19, 2017 at 12:12 pm So good to hear this! I have never been a fan of mushrooms so this casserole is one of my favorites. I am so happy you found this recipe. It's pretty easy so I hope you all love it. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving! :)
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    Jeswell
    November 19, 2017 at 9:06 am About how many will this serve? I’m going to make this today for a Friendsgiving dinner and will need to serve about 11. I’m going to try with Greek yogurt as well for our one lactose intolerant friend.
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      Together As Family
      November 19, 2017 at 12:08 pm One recipe of this casserole will serve 6-8 adult side dish servings. Obviously that depends on size of serving that people dish up. So, if you have 11 people then I would definitely make two dishes of this casserole. Good luck and enjoy!
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        Jennifer
        December 21, 2017 at 10:44 pm I am going to make this for Christmas.. we have a very large group of anout 50! 22 are adults... Does your recipe fit in one normal sized casserole dish? Trying to gauge hone much I need....
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          Together As Family
          December 22, 2017 at 1:45 pm Wow! That's a lot of people to feed 😊 The recipe as written fits in a 9x13 baking dish. As a side dish to a larger Holiday type meal, I would guess that you could easily get 8-10 portions from one dish. Hope that helps & good luck !
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    Mariah
    November 19, 2017 at 10:18 am I'm planning to make this ahead and freeze for Thanksgiving. I was going to assemble it, minus the topping which I will freeze separately and add before/during baking. Have you ever tried that before? Or any advice?
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      Together As Family
      November 19, 2017 at 12:06 pm I have no experience with freezing this dish. I think it may get too watery once you cook it from frozen (in me experience, frozen veggies give off a lot of water while cooking). I would honestly suggest just making it the day before (minus the topping) cover it and let it hang out in the fridge until you bake it on Thanksgiving. Your idea also may work just fine. I am not a huge fan of freezing things because I think it changes the texture.... but that is just me and it may be just fine to freeze this. I hope it works out for you! Happy Thanksgiving :)
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        Mariah
        November 19, 2017 at 1:56 pm Thanks for the quick reply! I agree with your advice, but I might still try freezing it as I have lots to do the day before. I'll let you know if it works. Happy Thanksgiving! : )
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          Together As Family
          November 20, 2017 at 1:32 pm Thanksgiving is always so busy. You should be just fine preparing it ahead of time and freezing. Let me know how it goes, I am curious now :) Happy Thanksgiving and good luck with all your cooking.
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        Gina
        November 20, 2017 at 8:49 pm I would have to agree I think it will get watery and weird if frozen. This is a dish you want to make up fresh.
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        Vicki
        December 1, 2017 at 11:26 pm Not a good idea to freeze a recipe with sour cream. Refrigerating for a day before baking would probably be fine.
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    Melissa Wright
    November 19, 2017 at 10:49 am How many people will this serve? I'm wondering if I should double it. I have 7 adults and 2 toddlers. Thoughts? Thank you!
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      Together As Family
      November 19, 2017 at 12:02 pm It makes a 9x13 baking dish. If you are serving it for Thanksgiving then I think one recipe should be just fine because there will be lots of other things to eat. If it's like for a dinner party or guests/friends over at the house, maybe two recipes worth would be the best. In my family, it's my husband and I and then 4 kids (age 7 and under) and if my kids are eating well that night (haha, does not happen often) then we can eat the entire pan! We love this stuff. But then again, this stuff is so good that you may just want to double it so you will have leftovers and so there will be enough just in case everyone loves it!
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        Melissa Wright
        November 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm To follow up... This was an overwhelming success! I really like the original casserole but will never go back. This has been requested to now be the way this dish is prepared for Christmas and Thanksgiving each year. Thank you for this recipe! It was amazing!
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    Jerri
    November 19, 2017 at 11:58 am Question, has anyone tried putting this together the day before (other than the fried onions on top). And baking it the day of the dinner?
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      Together As Family
      November 19, 2017 at 12:16 pm I have never done this but it would work just fine. Make the casserole, according to recipe, and put into your baking dish. I would then just save the other half of fried onions and cheese in a small bowl. When you're ready to bake it, sprinkle the leftover onion/cheese mixture on top and bake. You may have to add maybe 5 minutes to the baking time because the dish will be cold OR you could take it out of the fridge about 30 minutes before baking so it's not quite as cold. I hope that helps. Enjoy :)
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    Michelle
    November 20, 2017 at 10:27 am I just realized that we have a lot of β€œmushy” foods on our menu for thanksgiving this year; Sweet potatoe casserole, Mac n cheese, mashed potatoes etc. so I wanted something a little more crisp. But I feel like green bean casserole is always a so bland! I’m going to add this to the menu! I’m going to make it the day before and add the onions and bake the day if. Can’t wait to try it!
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      Together As Family
      November 20, 2017 at 1:29 pm Awesome! I hope you love it as much as we do. And yes, I agree, there always seems to be lots of mushy type foods at Thanksgiving, haha :) Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy!
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    Michelle
    November 22, 2017 at 4:32 pm I was wondering if this could be cooked in microwave. My oven will be full thamksgiving morning.
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      Together As Family
      November 22, 2017 at 6:07 pm It probably could, although the onions on top of the casserole may not get a nice crisp to them. Maybe cook it in the microwave and then broil it for just a minute in the oven, after everything else is done cooking in it. Hopefully that helps a little bit :) Good luck.
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    Celia
    November 22, 2017 at 8:44 pm I’ve been searching for a mushroom free recipe, so glad i found this one! Quick question though- Do you drain the green beans before adding them into the mixture? Thanks! :)
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      Together As Family
      November 22, 2017 at 10:51 pm Yay! I am so glad you found it too :) Yes, make sure the green beans are drained well. I like to dump mine in a colander and let them drain well in that. Hope that helps.
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    Ashlie
    December 6, 2017 at 3:06 pm Hi, this sounds amazingly delicious and I plan on making for my family.of 5. Although I was wondering if fresh green beans can be substituted for canned. And if so how many pounds would I need for this recipe?
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      Together As Family
      December 12, 2017 at 1:47 pm I have never made this with fresh beans so I honestly would have no idea where to start. You would need enough to fill a 9x13 dish, and you may have to precook them slightly beforehand so they are sure to cook all the way through. Just a thought, and again, I am not totally sure about it as I've never used them. Enjoy :)
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    LYNDA HUEBEL
    April 21, 2018 at 7:28 pm I don’t see where this Creamy Cheesy Green Bean Casserole tells how many serving there are, or what the serving size is. I liked the recipe & would like to make it again.
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      Together As Family
      April 29, 2018 at 8:53 pm It's hard to say what a serving size is, as everyone is different. When I make it, we get 8 side dish serving sizes out of it.

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