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mom’s green bean casserole

Recipe by
Kristin Kiel
Prévost, QC

This was a favorite recipe when I was growing up. My mom would make this every year at Christmas. She would make it with canned French-Style green beans, which I think was the original recipe on the can of Cambell’s Soup? Anyway, I could never find those in Quebec so I just steam fresh green beans instead. I kind of guess on the fresh beans, so I usually buy more than needed. The dried onion rings can be any brand. I am having trouble finding the French’s, next time I am in the U.S. I will have to bring a few back!

yield 4 -6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mom’s green bean casserole

  • 1 can
    cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 can
    milk (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 can
    dried onion rings. (french’s, or any brand available)
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1 lb
    green beans

How To Make mom’s green bean casserole

  • 1
    Steam the green beans until tender. Drain and place in casserole dish. (See note below)
  • 2
    Mix cream of mushroom soup with about 3/4 cup of milk in a separate bowl, add 1/8 tsp. pepper. Mix well. Pour over the beans in the casserole dish.
  • 3
    Heat in a preheated 350ºF oven until it bubbles, about 20 minutes. (I usually mix it gently around 10 minutes, just so all the beans stay moist.)
  • 4
    Sprinkle the dried onion rings evenly over the top, and heat another 5 minutes until the onions brown a little bit. (I keep a close eye on it at this time, because the onion rings will burn if left in too long. Make sure you time this step well.)
  • 5
    Serve and enjoy!
  • 6
    Note:. I usually buy a bit extra and steam more fresh beans. Once steamed it looks like less than I need to fill my dish. 1 pound should be plenty, but buy a bit more just to be safe. I estimate how many I can fit in my dish, once cooked. (For the canned beans, it asked for a 14.5 oz. can. So, usually 1 pound of fresh should be fine.) Once you have tried this recipe, you can adjust it. More sauce, beans or fried onions....