A must-have on every table
Warm, creamy and satisfying – there’s a reason green bean casserole is a Thanksgiving classic! Good-for-you green beans get a major makeover by adding a rich, savory sauce and a delightfully crunchy topping, making them an essential part of every holiday feast. No matter where you plan to accompany your turkey for Thanksgiving this year, you need to make sure one of these casseroles makes it to your table. Wondering which one to choose? You’ll find something for everyone in this roundup (including a completely vegan version—and one you can make in your multicooker), but you won’t miss out on one of Food Network Kitchen’s best recipes. A traditional green bean casserole gets an extra umami flavor with the addition of dried shiitake mushrooms. Once rehydrated, they are soft and earthy, and their soaking liquid adds charm to the sauce.
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Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole
This easy casserole is the perfect solution to holiday oven traffic jams. It gives you all the flavors of a traditional baked casserole in half the time.
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Green Bean Potato Casserole
Those of you who put all your Thanksgiving dishes on your plate already know that, but we’ll go ahead and explain it for others: Potatoes and green beans are better together. When they’re topped with melted cheese, crumbled bacon, and crispy fried onions, they’re worlds apart.
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Vegan Green Bean Casserole
Green Bean Casserole is a true fall comfort dish; its creamy sauce, tender green beans, and crunchy onion filling will keep everyone coming back for seconds. We use vegan ingredients like unsweetened almond milk and vegan sour cream in place of the same comforting side dishes everyone can enjoy. Assemble the entire casserole in a large oven-proof skillet for easy cooking and minimal cleanup.
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Make Ahead Green Bean Casserole
Dedicate a small portion of your freezer space to this delightful casserole and save yourself some time for your next holiday meal. Make mung bean mushroom favorite (no need for canned soup), then freeze and forget about it. To serve, just reheat (from frozen) and top with crunchy fried onions.
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Classic Green Bean Casserole
You’ll find everything you know and love about green bean casserole in this bubbly dish, but the panko bread, fried red onion definitely puts it a step above the rest.
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Sauteed Green Bean Casserole
While a traditional green bean casserole is always delicious, give it a different twist. This battered and fried variation comes together quickly thanks to the use of a prepared pancake mix. Drizzle the crunchy veggies with an addictive creamy gravy after they come out of the fryer and watch the dish disappear so quickly.
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Green Bean and Tomato Casserole
Canned cherry tomatoes and chopped fresh rosemary bring unexpected flavor to green bean casserole, but one that everyone will love.
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Best Green Bean Casserole Ever
Alton Brown does more than just put it on his casserole with his golden brown onion – he also tosses about a quarter of the onion with his green beans! Talk about the taste of every bite.
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Green Bean Casserole
Tyler skipped the canned soup and made the sauce for his crowd-favorite casserole from scratch, using a mixture of heavy cream and sliced mushrooms. The resulting dish has all the flavors you’d expect from a traditional version – and more!
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Small Batch Green Bean Casserole
A pie plate is the perfect container for a scaled-down version of a green bean casserole. Shallow platters ensure a properly balanced bean-to-ingredient ratio per serving. In this version, the classic layer of fried onions is transformed thanks to the addition of salt and butter. This and a simple sauce made with sautéed mushrooms means your guests are likely to claim this is the best green bean casserole. once.
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Tex-Mex Green Bean Casserole
At this 5-star restaurant, do it all with poblano peppers, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and ancho chili powder. Top this dish with grated tortilla chips and crumbled Cotija cheese and you’ll forget the breadcrumbs.
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Green Bean Casserole
What’s Ree Drummond’s secret to making your casserole special? Homemade cheddar sauce, a dash of chili and fresh green beans.
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Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole
Use a few supermarket shortcuts to make this comforting side dish: Pre-sliced mushrooms and canned French-fried onions will help you save prep time.
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Chive Green Bean Casserole
Lighting up a traditional Thanksgiving dish without losing all its flavor sounds impossible, but Ellie Krieger’s version does it. Use low-fat milk and less than half a cup of Parmesan for a creamy finish that doesn’t destroy your calorie bank.
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Green Bean Pearl Onion Casserole
Onion and mushroom lovers, unite! Tyler Florence’s Green Bean Casserole features pearl onions and chopped shallots topped with thinly sliced fried shallots. A variety of mushrooms add a variety of flavors to his “mushroom soup” that wraps all the vegetables.
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Stovetop Green Bean Casserole
Add extra sour cream to your Thanksgiving shopping list. Once you see how rich it makes Alex Guarnaschelli’s Green Bean Casserole, you’ll never eat just heavy cream again.
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Homemade Green Bean Casserole
Sautéed mushrooms in butter complement the blanched fresh green beans, which remain slightly firm in this casserole even after baking.
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Slimming Green Bean Casserole
This lean version of the classic delivers the creamy mushroom flavor, the sweetness of onions, and the crunch you’d expect from a green bean casserole with 60 percent fewer calories and 80 percent less fat.
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