What’s the one Thanksgiving food you can’t go without? I asked that question to my Facebook fans the other day. The answers ranged from ‘a BIG drumstick’ to ‘my mom’s cornbread dressing’ to ‘carmelized brown sugar sweet potatoes’. Those all sound amazing (and I would devour all of them in a heartbeat), but nothing beats green bean casserole at Thanksgiving.
When I was a kid, my mom made us choose which side we wanted to make at Thanksgiving. I always chose green bean casserole. I was the first one awake, so I always had first pick year after year. My green bean casserole recipe has transformed a little bit over the years, but it hasn’t changed much.
Here it is!
– 10 3/4 oz. can of cream of mushroom soup
– 3/4 cup milk
– 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
– 2 6 oz. containers of French’s French Fried Onions
– 2 14 1/2 oz. cans of green beans (drained)
Note 1: This green bean casserole recipe is six servings
Note 2: I like A LOT of fried onions in my green bean casserole. Plus, there’s always some extra to munch on along the way.
– Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
– Mix the soup and milk, and then the add pepper, green beans and a container of fried onions in a casserole dish.
– Bake the green bean casserole for 30 minutes
– Take the green bean casserole out of the oven and stir it
– Top the green bean casserole with more onions (I usually use half of the second container, but cover it with as much as you’d like)
– Bake the green bean casserole for another five minutes
– You’re done!
I always tell myself I’m going to make green bean casserole throughout the year, but it never happens. I think there’s a part of me that’s scared that I’ll ruin my love for it. My current routine of once a year keeps me craving green bean casserole every Thanksgiving.
I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving! Please let me know if you have an awesome green bean casserole recipe (or a fun twist to mine). I’m always game for new ideas (and we can share them with others). You can leave a comment below, or connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. Don’t forget to also check out more on food, sports and travel on http://allaroundtim.com.