Our Thanksgiving meal was great!
Each year we make the same things...
We bake a small turkey,
mashed potatoes and gravy,
and it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving at our house without a green bean casserole.
In past years when making the casserole I was putting it all together and then baking it,
but this year I used a new recipe that I found online, and it called for mixing most of the ingredients, microwaving for a while, and then adding the cheese and fried onions to the top and completing the baking in the oven.
I couldn't believe the difference this made.
Even my husband who puts up with my love for green bean casserole even though it has never been his favorite Thanksgiving veggie, enjoyed this recipe.
Here is the original RECIPE, and the only deviations I made was to use one can of cut green beans and one can of French cut green beans, and cream of chicken instead of mushroom. I enjoy sliced, and my husband prefers French cut, so this small change made us both happy.
My Green Bean Casserole
1 can cut green beans
1 can French cut green beans
1 can condensed Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup
1 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 6 oz package of French Fried Onions (I like Wal-Mart's Great Value brand) They brown nicely
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small microwavable casserole dish
place drained green beans and mix well with the condensed soup,
microwave for 2-5 minutes.
Stir in a half cup of cheese and return mixture to microwave for 2-3 minutes.
Now top with additional grated cheese
and sprinkle with French Fried Onions
and bake in oven until cheese melts and the onions are as brown as you want them.
I baked mine for about 15-20 minutes, (every oven is different) keeping an eye on it at all times so that the cheese and onions do not burn. You just want them crispy looking as in my photo.
Nothing tastes worse than burnt onions so as I said..... "keep an eye on it".
It doesn't need to be Thanksgiving to prepare and enjoy this wonderful recipe.
We love casseroles throughout the colder months of the year
and find them to be great comfort food..