campbells green bean casserole
- 2 cans (10 1/2 ounces each) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 8 cups cooked green beans (about 4 cups fresh or two 14.5-ounce cans)
- 2 2/3 cups French’s® French Fried Onions
Step 1: Preheat the Oven
Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Preparing the oven in advance ensures it’s ready to bake your casserole to perfection.
Step 2: Gather Your Ingredients
Collect all the necessary ingredients: Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, green beans, and French’s® French Fried Onions. Having everything ready makes the cooking process smooth and enjoyable.
Step 3: Mix the Soup
In a large mixing bowl, combine the Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, milk, soy sauce, and black pepper. Use a whisk or a spoon to thoroughly mix the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and consistent texture. This creamy mushroom soup base is the heart of your Green Bean Casserole, infusing it with savory goodness.
Step 4: Cook the Green Beans
If you’re using fresh green beans, wash and trim them. Then, cook them until they are tender but still crisp. You can steam, boil, or use your preferred cooking method. If you’re short on time or prefer the convenience, two 14.5-ounce cans of pre-cooked green beans are an excellent alternative.
Step 5: Combine Green Beans and Soup Mixture
Add the cooked green beans to the creamy soup mixture. Gently fold them in, ensuring that the green beans are well-coated with the savory soup. This step marks the union of the crisp green beans and the luscious mushroom-infused soup, setting the stage for a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.
Step 6: Integrate French Fried Onions
Take 1 1/3 cups of French’s® French Fried Onions and delicately fold them into the green bean and soup mixture. The French Fried Onions introduce a delightful crunch and savory onion flavor that complements the creaminess of the casserole. Save the remaining onions for the final topping.
Step 7: Transfer to Casserole Dish
Select a 2-quart casserole dish and transfer the green bean mixture into it. Spread the mixture evenly, ensuring that every spoonful promises a perfect combination of green beans, creamy mushroom soup, and crispy onions.
Step 8: Bake
Place the casserole dish in the preheated oven. Allow the casserole to bake for approximately 25 minutes or until the mixture is hot and bubbling around the edges. This stage is crucial for melding the flavors and achieving the desired consistency.
Step 9: Add Remaining French Fried Onions
Once the casserole is hot and bubbly, carefully remove it from the oven. Sprinkle the remaining French’s® French Fried Onions evenly over the top of the casserole. This not only adds an additional layer of flavor but also creates a visually appealing golden crust.
Step 10: Return to the Oven
Place the casserole back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes or until the French Fried Onions on top turn a beautiful golden brown. This brief return to the oven ensures that the final layer is perfectly crispy and adds an enticing texture to your Green Bean Casserole.
Step 11: Allow to Cool and Serve
Once the casserole is done baking, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes. This brief resting period lets the flavors meld and ensures that the casserole is safe to handle. Once it has cooled slightly, serve your Green Bean Casserole, and watch as your family and guests indulge in this classic dish that embodies the essence of comfort and togetherness.
Step 12: Enjoy the Delicious Outcome
As you and your loved ones savor each spoonful of the Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole, take a moment to appreciate the time-honored flavors and the shared experience of a comforting, classic dish. Whether it’s a holiday feast or a casual family dinner, this Green Bean Casserole recipe is sure to become a cherished tradition, making every meal a celebration of good food and great company.