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Ultimate Green Bean Casserole

There’s tons which will be said about the standard Green Bean Casserole. LOTS. And I’ve seen some pretty serious arguments about what can and can’t be within the dish.

To me, Green Bean Casserole must include 3 things… cream of mushroom soup, canned green beans, and fried onions. You’re welcome to throw whatever else in there, but it’s gotta have those 3 things in my opinion.

Ultimate Green Bean Casserole
Ultimate Green Bean Casserole

You are welcome to form your own cream of mushroom soup. you're welcome to use fresh green beans. And you'll make your own fried onions – or maybe use fried shallots. continue with ya bad self. I bet it’s getting to be delicious. That’s just not what i would like in mine.

But if you would like to require that classic version and kick it up a notch – or three – man, do I even have a recipe for you. I add fresh mushrooms for even more umami flavor and add… await it… BACON! Yes, i really like the smoky flavor that bacon adds to the present dish and it complements the mushrooms beautifully! I’ve always had a romance with the bacon and mushrooms combo.

So here it is… My Ultimate Green Bean Casserole. If you would like to require a couple of extra steps and take your GBC to subsequent level, you’ve just need to do this . it's SERIOUSLY the simplest GBC I’ve ever, ever had! And that’s staying something, ’cause I’ve eaten tons of this casserole over the years. Oh, did I mention that I added cheese, too? Yep. Monterey Jack. Y’all, this is often seriously amazing. you would like to undertake it. And pin it on Pinterest so others can try it to. Enjoy!

Ultimate Green Bean Casserole


  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1/2 onion finely diced
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped button mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 (10.5-ounce) cans cream of mushroom condensed soup
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 (14.5-ounce) cans cut green beans, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups French fried onions


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly spray a 13X9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium low heat until crisp. Remove to drain on paper towels, then crumble. Drain away all but about 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease, then return the pan to medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes or until translucent. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the mushrooms are golden brown. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the undiluted mushroom soup and add the crumbled bacon back. Stir to combine. Stir in the milk and cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted. Add salt and pepper to taste. Fold in the green beans until well combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared dish. Top with the fried onions. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until the casserole is hot a bubbly.