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11 Sinfully Easy Green Bean Casserole Recipes

11 Sinfully Easy Green Bean Casserole Recipes

Among the most popular side dishes for Thanksgiving, green bean casserole is one of my favorites. It’s easy to cook, cost effective, and delicious.

Just to give you a better background about green bean casserole, here is more information: Green bean casserole is a casserole consisting of green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and french fried onions. Some recipes may also include ground black pepper and/or soy sauce. It is a popular Thanksgiving side dish in the United States. – Wikipedia

I assembled seven of my favorite green bean casserole recipes here, and added four more exciting ones with their links. If it’s your fancy, go ahead and try some of them. It would be my pleasure.

1. Classic Green Bean Casserole

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    Nobody can imagine a holiday without green bean casserole. This crunchy classic is delectably easy to whip up, so it’s practical to serve it on any given day. I’ll let you in a secret: our green bean casserole tastes so good because of a secret ingredient—cream of mushroom soup.

    Ingredients

    2 cans (14.5 oz each) French-style green beans, drained

    1 can (10 3/4 oz) cream of mushroom soup (condensed)

    1/4 cup milk

    1 can (2.8 oz) French-fried onions

    Preparation:

    Heat oven until it reaches 350°F. Pop in green beans, milk, and soup in a 1 and 1/2-quart glass baking dish or casserole. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. To spice it up, top your casserole with onions during the last 4 to 5 minutes of baking. Your dish is good once it’s fizzy.

    2. Cheesy Green bean Casserole

    Cheesy Green bean Casserole

      The green bean casserole just levelled up with this one. You’ll fall in love with this cheese-studded version and turn into a holiday-creating genius; always making excuses to dish out one.

      Ingredients

      1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup

      1 cup shredded American-Cheddar cheese blend (4 oz)

      1 teaspoon soy sauce

      1 bag (12 oz) Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ frozen cut green beans, thawed, drained

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      1 small red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)

      1 1/2 cups Cheddar French-fried onions (from 6-oz can)

      Preparation:

      Using your oven’s control circuit, turn to 350°F. In 1 1/2-quart casserole, stir to mix soup, cheese blend and soy sauce. Stir in green beans, bell pepper and 1 cup of the onions. Bake about 30 minutes or until beans are tender and the mixture is heated through. Top with remaining half cup onions. Bake while uncovered for 5 minutes longer, or until onions are brown and crisp.

      Expert Tips

      Instead of red bell pepper, drain a small jar of pimientos (diced) and add them into the bean mixture and stir.

      3. Golden Green Bean Casserole

      Golden Green Bean Casserole

        There are times when the comfort of old traditional side dishes is just what is needed to have a perfect family meal. This variation can be enjoyed anytime.

        Ingredients:

        A dash of ground black pepper

        1/4 cup chopped red pepper

        4 cups cooked cut green beans

        1 1/3 cups French’s® French Fried Onions

        1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Golden Mushroom Soup

        1/2 cup milk

        Preparation:

        1. Stir your soup, milk, black pepper, red pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in 1 and 1/2 – quart casserole. Bake the mixture at 350°F. For 20 – 25 minutes or until your mixture is bubbling. Then stir the bean mixture again. Sprinkle remaining onions. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes or until onions turn golden brown.

        4. Chicken-Green Bean Casserole

        Chicken-Green Bean Casserole

          You can make a whole meal out of this holiday favorite by adding chunks of chicken.

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          Ingredients:

          1 bag (12 oz) Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ frozen cut green beans

          1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup

          2 cans (5 oz each) chunk chicken, drained 1/2 cup milk

          1 bag (6 oz) chow mein noodles

          Sliced almonds (optional)

          Adjust oven’s control nab to 350°F. Cook green beans by following the directions on the bag then drain. In an 8-inch square glass baking dish; or 2-quart casserole, mix chicken, milk and soup. Add in beans. Bake for 40 minutes or until center is hot. Serve over noodles. Toast the almonds and then sprinkle them over the casserole. Heat half cup almonds (sliced) in an un-greased heavy skillet on medium heat for 7 minutes. Do frequent stirrings until almonds turn light brown.

          Expert Tips:

          Use 6 ounces of chow mein noodles (wide-style) for this recipe.

          5. Creamy Garlic-Green Bean Casserole

          Green Bean Casserole

            Here’s a neat twist to an old favorite. This green bean casserole features a creamy, garlicky sauce and a topping of buttery crushed wheat crackers.

            Ingredients

            1 cup BREAKSTONE’S Sour Cream

            1 cup KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

            1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

            1/2 cup KRAFT Mayo with Olive Oil Reduced Fat Mayonnaise

            1/2 tsp. garlic powder

            2 pkg. (16 oz. each) frozen green beans, thawed, drained

            26 WHEAT THINS Original Snacks, crushed (about 1 cup)

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            1 Tbsp. butter, melted

            Preparation:

            Heat oven to 350ºF. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add in beans then mix lightly. Spoon into 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Mix cracker crumbs and butter then sprinkle on your bean mixture. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through.

            6. Classic Green Bean Casserole with Baguette Chips

            Classic Green Bean Casserole with Baguette Chips

              You can enjoy this hearty casserole dinner that is made using Progresso® mushroom soup, Green Giant® green beans and Pillsbury® baguette chips.

              Ingredients

              1 can (18 oz) Progresso® Vegetable Classics creamy mushroom soup

              1 teaspoon soy sauce

              1 Dash ground black pepper

              2 tablespoons Progresso® plain bread crumbs

              3 cans (14.5 oz each) Green Giant® cut green beans, drained

              1 cup Pillsbury® Italian cheese & herb baguette chips (from 7-oz bag), crushed

              Preparation

              Preheat oven to 350°F. In an un-greased 1 1/2-quart casserole, mix soy sauce, pepper, bread crumbs, green beans and soup. Bake uncovered about 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly. Stir mildly, sprinkle with crushed baguette chips. Continue baking for 10 minutes more or until you chips are golden brown.

              Expert Tips

              Use your favorite cut of green beans in this casserole.

              You can make this casserole ahead, kept covered, refrigerated until ready to bake. Remember to add a few extra minutes to the baking time knowing it will be cold when it goes in the oven.

              7. Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole

              Grandma Green Bean Casserole

                According to many cooks, this recipe is much, much better than the standard mushroom soup and French fried onion variety.

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                Ingredients

                (Original recipe makes 10 servings)

                2 tablespoons butter

                2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

                1 teaspoon salt

                1 teaspoon white sugar

                1/4 cup onion, diced

                1 cup sour cream

                3 (14.5 ounce) cans French style green beans, drained

                2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

                1/2 cup crumbled buttery round crackers

                1 tablespoon butter, melted

                Preparation

                Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Then melt 2 tbsp butter over medium heat using a large skillet. Stir in flour until smooth and cook for approximately a minute. Add in the sugar, salt, onion, and lastly, sour cream. Pour in green beans, and stir to coat. Transfer mixture to a 2 and 1/2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top. Toss together cracker crumbs and remaining butter in a bowl, and sprinkle mixture over the cheese. Bake for 27-30 minutes in the oven, or until the top turns golden and cheese is fizzy.

                8. Best Ever Green Bean Casserole Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown, 2007. This recipe was featured on the show, Good Eats, Episode: Bean Stalker.

                9. Rockin’ Lean Bean Casserole Anyone who touches this casserole, rocks!

                10. Easy Green Bean Casserole I bet, you’ll be hard up in looking for anyone who doesn’t love a veggie casserole  like this. It’s so easy make and delicious too!

                11. Suppreme Green Bean Casserole When you want to impress your guests, you need a dish that has a special touch.  Jump-start a delectable but easy dinner with a can of Progresso® soup!

                Do you have a green bean casserole recipe that you have tucked away from everyone else? Maybe for a change, you can share it with us.

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                Last Updated on May 21, 2020

                The Top Fad Diets That Are Actually Worth the Hype

                The Top Fad Diets That Are Actually Worth the Hype

                You have probably seen enough fad diets to last a lifetime. Many have become popular overnight and left just as quickly.

                Some fad diets, though, have actually passed the test of time and are making some headway in the nutritional world.

                Outlined below are four fad diets that are actually beneficial for your health and wellness. Read on to find out why you should consider adopting one (or more) of these healthy eating styles today.

                An important concept you should keep in mind is to disregard the term “diet” as it is typically used. The word diet implies the idea of restriction and removal. Instead, think of the word diet in this context as a healthy eating lifestyle.

                Let’s take a look at some of these healthy eating lifestyles that have been categorized, by no fault of their own, as fad diets.

                1. The Paleo Diet

                The paleo diet, or ancestral eating, is simply eating the way your paleolithic ancestors would have up to 10,000 years ago, or when the agriculture age began.

                The advantage now is you don’t have to do this in a loin cloth, unless you want to… The focus of this diet is proteins, vegetables, some fruits, nuts and seeds and some healthy fats.

                In the paleo diet, there aren’t any grains, starchy carbohydrates, sugars, or dairy.

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                How Your Health Can Change With Paleo

                The paleo diet is a good way to keep your blood sugar under control. It can also have a positive effect on type 2 diabetes, and can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.

                With this healthy eating lifestyle, people have also achieved good weight loss results and boast improved energy levels. [1]

                It’s not just what’s in the paleo diet that’s important, it’s what’s NOT in it. There aren’t any processed and manufactured foods, junk foods, artificial ingredients or chemical additives.

                Paleo is a way of eating that gets you more in tune with your body and, therefore, can provide a lot of benefits.

                2. Whole30

                The Whole30 diet is relatively new and owes its popularity to social media and the #Whole30 Instagram hashtag that allowed people to share and broadcast their success with the diet.

                With Whole30 you are taking 30 days and focusing on nutritious whole foods such as meats, nuts and seeds, seafood, eggs, vegetables, and fruits.

                During the month you are eliminating:

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                • sugar
                • alcohol
                • legumes
                • grains
                • dairy
                • soy

                Whole30 is similar to paleo, but it goes a bit further eliminating sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup.

                At the end of the 30 days, you strategically reintroduce those eliminated foods back into your diet to discover any possibility of health consequences from them or even potential food allergies.

                Finding Out How Food Impacts You

                Most people eat the same things so often and may not realize that certain foods are causing health consequences, as they’ve become accustomed to feeling lethargic and run down.

                With Whole30 you get the chance to see how these foods may have a negative impact on your body. You’ll also reset your taste buds, which may have become desensitized from processed and artificial “foods” and excess salt.

                This diet will help you regain your love of food… in a healthy way!

                3. The Mediterranean Diet

                The Mediterranean diet has been at the top of the list as a very effective diet for some time now.

                For people in countries like Italy or Greece, this has simply been a normal way of life–along with higher activity levels, sunlight exposure, proximity to water, and lower stress.

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                With the Mediterranean diet, the focus is on heart-healthy foods. It looks like this:

                • Fruits & vegetables
                • Whole grains
                • Legumes & nuts
                • Replacing butter with olive oil
                • Using herbs and spices instead of salt
                • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week
                • Moderate amounts of red wine

                Help Your Heart & Overall Health With A Mediterranean Diet

                Information from the Mayo Clinic shows that this diet reduces heart disease and lowers your “bad” LDL cholesterol. Studies involving 1.5 million people demonstrated that the Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular mortality, along with overall mortality. [2]

                With all these benefits, this is definitely a “fad diet” that’s worth the hype.

                4. The Alkaline Diet

                The alkaline diet is about changing the foods you eat so that you put your body into an alkaline state and out of an acidic state. When your body is too far on the acidic side it can result in a condition called acidosis. This can lead to issues in your body such as upset stomach, breathing difficulties, headaches, weakness and, fatigue. In extreme cases, it can result in shock, coma, or death.

                The goal is to get your body in a more alkaline state, which results in overall better health. The focus is on including alkaline boosting foods such as fruits, nuts, vegetables, and legumes. You’re also wanting to reduce acidic foods such as low quality beef and poultry, dairy, eggs, grains, and alcohol.

                Pros & Cons With The Alkaline Diet

                The benefits that come from this way of eating is that reduction in inferior quality foods, processed items and alcohol. You may feel improved energy levels, mental clarity and even better joint health.

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                People also report weight loss but again this may come from the reduction in calories from junk and processed foods but this is not a bad thing at all.

                One con with this diet is that the pH value of the food you eat might not have an impact on blood pH, as your body is able to balance this pretty well on a day-to-day basis.

                Follow These Fads for Better Health and Wellness

                There can be a danger in categorizing things as a fad diet because fads come and go. People are always looking for the next big thing or a quick fix.

                The four examples above buck that status quo. These diets, though mainstream, actually can give you benefits and aren’t going to go away anytime soon because they work.

                What makes these diets special is that they boast real whole foods and the eliminate processed and manufactured junk.

                The Big Takeaway:

                Whatever way you choose to eat, the focus needs to be on whole unprocessed foods. Look for the cleanest, local and most natural things you can find for the benefit of your overall health and wellness. Your body and mind will thank you.

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