Nov 21

Easiest Ever 3-Ingredient Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Growing up, our Thanksgiving feast was never complete without a heaping helping of green bean casserole. So after moving out on my own, I found it both surprising and puzzling that so many of my friends turn their noses up at it.

As I was making it to share with you all yesterday, I thought it might be fun to do a quick, informal survey about it on Facebook. It turns out green bean casserole is a highly polarizing topic!

But you know what I realized finally? My mom's green bean casserole recipe is not the typical recipe you'll find on the Campbell's or French's websites...

Green Bean Casserole Recipe Ingredients

I'm not sure how or where it originated, but with just THREE ingredients, it's far simpler to throw together, and I think it tastes great without the fussy extras that some of the other recipes incorporate. That's right -- this green bean casserole recipe calls for just canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and French fried onions.

Finding the French fried onions this time of year is pretty simple. Walmart usually has them on the aisle end caps, along with the cream of mushroom soup and green beans (at their everyday low prices!), but if you're hunting for it outside of the holidays, it's not so intuitive. Look for it near the canned green beans throughout the rest of the year, usually on a shelf above or beside them.

Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Making this green bean casserole is incredibly easy. Just mix everything together, reserving about 1/3 of the French fried onions to top the casserole at the end. In fact, the hardest part is making sure the reserved French fried onions aren't devoured by hungry children. Okay, okay -- I'll admit I've been known to sneak a few too. Love them!

3-Ingredient Green Bean Casserole

Yield: 12 servings

3-Ingredient Green Bean Casserole


  • 4 cans (14.5-oz.) cut green beans, drained
  • 1 family size can (26-oz.) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 container (6-oz.) French fried onions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Drain the green beans, and mix them together with the cream of mushroom soup and about 2/3 of the can French fried onions. Transfer to a 9x9-in. baking dish.
  3. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes, until bubbling. Top with the remaining French fried onions and bake for an additional 5 minutes, until the French fried onions are golden brown.

So tell me how you feel about green bean casserole -- love it or hate it?!?

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by Tara | 9 comments

  • Jeanne

    lThis is my kind of casserole! I love green beans and ff onion rings and this is so easy. The world needs more recipes this simple and good.

  • D.

    I do not like green bean casserole, mainly because I can't stomach mushroom soup. There are 2 ways to make good green beans. First and easiest, just cook with butter, salt and pepper. Second, cooked with lots of bacon and onions.
    The first time I opened a can of mushroom soup, I nearly gagged from the smell. I can always tell when someone cooks with it, it has that distinctive smell, similar to a wet dog. Yuck!

  • asKing

    The only thing we do at this house to make it better is to add Golden Mushroom soup instead of the cream of Mushroom soup...........Sooooo Good !

    • I will definitely try that -- thanks for sharing!

      • Emme

        Make this every year for our family Thanksgiving pot luck. Will definitely try with this soup instead.

  • tabbitha

    Are you supposed to drain the green beans.....cuz I didnt and its in the oven. :-S

    • Oh my gosh, I can't believe I didn't specify that, but yes, the green beans should be drained. I'm SO sorry! Going to update the recipe to make that clear now.

  • I had never made green bean casserole before, but being an extremely lazy cook, I decided to give this recipe a try. My adult son absolutely LOVED it. I had to make it 3 times for him before I told him to go home and cook it for himself. I loved it too. I predict a shortage of French's french fried onions by next year. We're already stocking up for Christmas. Thanks so much!

  • Mom

    My family loved it. My son wants it way more often than just holidays.
    And it couldn't be easier! Thanks!

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