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Bacon Green Bean Casserole

My biggest problem with a normal green bean casserole? It doesn’t have enough green beans in it. You know how it is really kind of soupy? I really love the flavor of a traditional green bean casserole. The yummy crunchy onions on top are my favorite part. But why should the onions be someone’s favorite part of a green bean casserole?

After much thought of how to make this standard recipe better, I came to a very obvious conclusion.  This dish needs more beans, less “mush”, more cheese…and my BFF Bacon. When in doubt, get the bacon out. (Note to self…make a t-shirt.) Yep. This Bacon Green Bean Casserole is better than your mom’s.

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If there is such as thing as a bad-ass Green Bean Casserole, this is it.

I literally sit around and think about recipes night and day. Old ones, new ones, it doesn’t matter. I read cook books for fun. One of my favorite things to do is to take a classic recipe and change it up.

My first advice on revamping the traditional green bean casserole is don’t use the french cut or little shredded green beans.  What are those called?  Not even sure, I don’t even look at them.

To get more beans into your casserole, you need to up the bean ratio. More beans, less cream of mushroom soup.

Bean math.

 

To get more beans into your casserole, you need to up the bean ratio. More beans, less cream of mushroom soup. Bean math.Click To Tweet

 

How to make a standard recipe better? More beans, less "mush", more cheese...and my BFF Bacon. This Bacon Green Bean Casserole is better than your mom's.

 

This actually is such a super easy recipe. You will be making it at every holiday, Sunday dinner or even as a weeknight side dish.

Load the beans up with a little canned soup, a cheese, and….you guessed it…BACON!

Well, actually, I guess I told you in the blog post title.

 

How to make a standard recipe better? More beans, less "mush", more cheese...and my BFF Bacon. This Bacon Green Bean Casserole is better than your mom's.

 

Get that bacon crispy so it really has a bite to it when you add it to the green bean casserole. If you under cook it, it will be kinda chewy.

Mix everything up and pour into a baking dish.

Top with even more cheese and those delicious little crunchy French onions and pop into the oven!

 

 

How to make a standard recipe better? More beans, less "mush", more cheese...and my BFF Bacon. This Bacon Green Bean Casserole is better than your mom's.

 

Bake until golden brown and bubbly. Smells so good…the onions, cheese and bacon combine with the familiar flavors of green bean casserole for an amazing taste.

Every forkful is loaded with wholesome green beans. (And all the yummy stuff.)

 

How to make a standard recipe better? More beans, less "mush", more cheese...and my BFF Bacon. This Bacon Green Bean Casserole is better than your mom's.

Need another great recipe? Try these Chili Cranberry Meatballs and Easy Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole.

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Bacon Green Bean Casserole

A cheesy and savory take on a classic side dish. Made with sharp cheddar, tons of crispy bacon, this green bean casserole will be a hit at your next family gathering.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword green bean casserole
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 277 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

Buy This

  • 48 oz can cut green beans drained
  • 6 pieces of bacon cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 1 10.5 oz can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 cup french onions
  • 1 TB Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Cook That

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 x 12 baking dish with non stick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the beans, bacon, soup, half of the cheddar cheese, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Stir well.
  3. Transfer to the baking dish. Top with the remaining cheese and onions.
  4. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes until the top is golden and bubbly.
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Green Bean Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 277 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 619mg 26%
Potassium 480mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 27.7%
Vitamin C 25.5%
Calcium 22%
Iron 13.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

How to make a standard recipe better? More beans, less

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  • Reply
    Jena
    January 1, 2017 at 7:13 am

    I don’t like buying canned stuff, so how many bags of fresh green beans would u use?

  • Reply
    Buy This, Cook That
    January 1, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Great question! You will need about 6 cups of beans. Not sure what size bag of beans your grocery store carries, but based on what our stores carry probably two bags. You would want to trim and cut the beans, and either steam or precook them a little for this recipe to soften them up first. Let me know how it turns out!

  • Reply
    Stacey
    February 5, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Made this for the first time for Christmas – absolutely loved it. Even my picky not veggies husband had seconds and thirds. Will definitely be keeping this on our menu!

    • Reply
      Teri
      February 5, 2017 at 11:56 am

      Awesome! Thank you so much for trying our recipe. Something about bacon and cheese just makes everything better. I think I’m adding this Green Bean Casserole to our traditional Easter meal, too.

  • Reply
    Kim
    November 22, 2017 at 6:43 am

    How many people does this dish serve wanting to make for Thanksgiving

    • Reply
      Teri
      November 22, 2017 at 7:00 am

      Thanks for asking. The recipe is in an 8×12 dish, and has 6 cups of beans…plus all the other items…I would say about 8 to 10 good sized servings. (You could possibly stretch it to 12 but considering how everyone likes to load up their plates on the big day…lol)

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    Alicia
    March 31, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Can you make this a day ahead and reheat the day of serving?

    • Reply
      Teri
      March 31, 2018 at 10:49 pm

      Absolutely. I would not add the French fried onions until you get ready to reheat in and serve. I mean, you can, the flavor would still be there, but they get soggy when refrigerated and re-heated.

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