Green Bean casserole is a must have at Thanksgiving Dinner and it is one of my favorite sides! This recipe is the classic recipe with a twist, the twist being BACON. Yep, bacon always makes everything better right? This Green Bean casserole recipe is a little different but oh so good and worth a try.
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I think Green Bean casserole is a side that is not made enough throughout the year. I am not sure why but the only time we eat it is Thanksgiving. It sure would make a great side with a yummy Pot Roast or Roasted chicken. We often served green bean casserole with Christmas Dinner as well.
One thing is for sure, we always have green bean casserole on our Thanksgiving menu, it is a required side item in this house. This recipe was inspired by my Aunt Babs. She brought this green bean casserole a few years ago and it was the BEST green bean casserole I have ever had. It was a very long time ago but I have never forgotten it.
I had to ask how she made it, she told me she just added a little extra mushrooms, garlic and some bacon. Truth is no matter what Aunt Babs brings to the party it NEVER disappoints.
Bacon and green beans go great together and I can’t believe I never thought to add it. Not to mention crisped up on top with those little french onion straws. O.M.G.
I host a little Thanksgiving every year now with my parents, sister and Eric’s mom and family and I love being the hostess. I have a regular ol’ single oven and this little oven tier is a lifesaver come this time of year. Totally a must have for the holiday cooking/baking season get yours here and be set for success!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Bake bacon for 20 minutes. Set on paper towel to soak up grease and set aside. Drain green beans and add to a large bowl. Heat a skillet over medium heat and chop mushrooms and garlic.
Add butter to the skillet and let melt and bubble, then add mushrooms and cook until browned. Add garlic at the end and cook until fragrant, add to green beans. Dice all of the bacon and add half to the green beans.
Mix in cream of mushroom, Worcestershire sauce, milk, salt and pepper and french onion crisps. Mix until well combined. Pour into a greased 9×13 pan or a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until all sides are bubbling.
Remove from oven and add the rest of the french onion crisps and remainder of the bacon. Bake for 5-10 more minutes or until top is as crispy as you would like (in our case we like it on the crispier side). Enjoy with all of your other yummy Thanksgiving sides.
I hope you enjoy this green bean casserole and don’t forget to tag #moerecipes if you make it. Happy Cooking!
What is your favorite Thanksgiving or Christmas side to eat or make, I would love to know!
Green Bean Casserole
This green bean casserole recipe is the perfect side to have for Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner. Try this classic recipe with a twist, it will not disappoint.
- 4 cans of green beans drained
- 1 10 ½ oz. can of cream of mushroom soup
- ½ soup can of milk
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 4 pieces of cooked chopped bacon
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- ½ cup chopped mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 6 oz. package French’s Crispy Fried Onions ½ cup set aside
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drain green beans and add to a large bowl. Heat a skillet over medium heat and chop mushrooms and garlic.
Add butter to the skillet and let melt and bubble, then add mushrooms and cook until browned. Add garlic at the end and cook until fragrant, add to green beans.
Mix in cream of mushroom, Worcestershire sauce, milk, salt and pepper, bacon and ½ cup French onion crisps. Mix until well combined.
Pour into a greased 9x13 pan or a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until all sides are bubbling.
Remove from oven and add the rest of the French onion crisps and remainder of the bacon to top of casserole.
Bake for 5-10 more minutes or until top is as crispy as you would like (in our case we like it on the crispier side).