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Creamy Christmas Green Bean Casserole

Cooking Method , , ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 17 min Total Time: 32 mins
Servings 4
Calories 550

If you're looking for a delicious, easy-to-make dish that everyone will love, then give this casserole a try! It's sure to make your holidays a little brighter, and who doesn't love a little green bean casserole during the holidays?

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  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into bit sized chunks
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup cream (half and half can be used or milk)
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 medium strips of bacon, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt (for boiling beans)
  1. Add the butter to a pan over medium high heat and melt it down. Add in the olive oil and onions. Stir and fry for a few minutes. Reduce the heat to medium low. Stir and fry for about 20 minutes until caramelized. Set aside.

    You can make the onions up the night before as well.
  2. Add the beans to a pot of boiling salted water. Allow them to boil for about 5 minutes. Remove, strain, and set aside in a casserole dish. 

    Be sure to use salted water as it brings out the green in the beans.
  3. In the same pan as the onions have been cooked in, add in the bacon. Fry for about 5 minutes until just about crisp. 

  4. Add the garlic in and saute for about 2 minutes until fragrant. Pour the soup and cream in. Pepper to taste. Stir and bring to a boil.

  5. Pour the mixture over the beans and top with the onions.

  6. Place the casserole in a 400 degree F 200 C preheated oven for about 20 minutes until hot and bubbly.

  7. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 550kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g24%
Saturated Fat 2.2g12%
Cholesterol 22mg8%
Sodium 932mg39%
Potassium 331mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 25g9%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g17%
Sugars 2.5g
Protein 4.1g9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


Use greens beans as fresh as you can get.

As stated above, boil the green beans in salted water as it brings out the green in them.

If you don't want to use cream, milk can be used.

Other forms of onions, such as store bought, can be used. Put homemade caramelized onions are the best.

Keywords: Casserole, Green Beans, Side-Dish, Holidays
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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