Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes: The Most Delicious Green Bean Casserole

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So I am not known for many things in life, but one thing I am known for: my green bean casserole. It is a staple this time of year for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. It is so delicious, comforting, and a must have at your dinner table! But what it also is… is so easy!

I thought hard about sharing this recipe because it is kind of like my baby… I am very proud of it. But I would feel guilty from holding this recipe captive any longer! So let’s get started and prepare yourself for foodgasm!

Delicious Green Bean Casserole

What you will need:

  • 3 cans of green beans
  • 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 package of onion dip mix
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese (1/2 for mixture, 1/2 for topping)
  • One large can of crispy fried onions

Dried seasonings:

  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp paprika


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together green beans, cream of mushroom soup, onion dip mix, bacon bits, garlic, 1/2 cup of cheese, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix together well! Then add in all of the dry seasonings listed above and mix well again.

In a casserole dish (ceramic, glass, or foil) dump the green bean mix and smooth into an even layer. Top mixture with remaining cheese and fried crispy onions. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Serve immediately!

If you are doing like I am, I prepared this the night before! If you choose to do this, don’t add the fried onions until before you put it in the oven. They will get soggy in the fridge overnight!

This will be a family favorite and WARNING, you will be asked to bring this from now on! I hope you enjoy this as much as we do! Happy homemaking and Happy Thanksgiving!