This recipe serves 4 people as a main course or 6 people as a side dish. It takes approximately 10 minutes to prepare and forty minutes to cook. If you need to feed more people, double the recipe and cook for an additional hour.
First, Gather Your Ingredients:
- 2 Cans Green Beans
- 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup (Roasted Garlic variety can add some flavor)
- 1 bag/package French Fried Onions (You’ll need about 2 cups)
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
Second, Prepare Your Mix:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine Green Beans, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Milk, 3/4 of the French Fried Onions (with 1/4 set aside for the topping), and Pepper. Don’t mix too much, or you might smash the Green Beans. Once the mixture is nicely combined, pour into a prepared casserole dish. 8 x 8 should be fine. If you’ve doubled the recipe, be sure and accommodate by using a larger dish for baking, or the mixture will bubble over.
Place casserole into the oven for 40 minutes. When you still have ten minutes of baking time, pull the mixture out and sprinkle the remaining French Fried Onions on top. Return to the oven for the remaining ten minutes. Let the casserole cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!
By adding different components, you may easily alter the flavor of your casserole. For a creamier dish, substitute half & half or heavy cream for the milk. Use skim milk and low-sodium Cream of Mushroom soup for a healthier alternative. French Fried Onions are also available in a variety of flavors. Use the “Ranch” taste if you’re feeling brave. Use the “Cheddar Cheese” taste if you’re in the mood for something cheesy. Experiment by adjusting one ingredient at a time, and you’ll soon have another one-of-a-kind casserole that your family adores.
If your family eats leftovers, simply sprinkle some fresh French Fried Onions on top of the casserole and put in the oven until it is reheated and the topping onions are crunchy.