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Green bean casserole with cheese! This green bean casserole recipe is so easy and there are NO cans of soup!

Green Bean Casserole with Bacon

Green Bean Casserole is a staple at holiday dinners! This homemade version can't be beat.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, holidays, thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 236kcal


  • 4 slices bacon diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 4 14.5 ounce cans French style green beans drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup French fried onions divided
  • 1 cup grated cheddar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add the bacon to a large skillet over medium heat and fry until crisp.
  • Add the garlic and cook, stirring constanty, for one minute.
  • Whisk in the flour until smooth and creamy.
  • Whisk in the milk and continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the mixture has thickened to the consistency of a gravy.
  • Add the drained green beans to a large mixing bowl and pour the bacon mixture over the top. Add salt, pepper, and half of the fried onions. Stir well to combine.
  • Spread into a greased 9x9 baking dish. Sprinkle the top with cheddar.
  • Bake for 35 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining onions over the top of the casserole and continue baking for 5 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.



Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 459mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1425IU | Vitamin C: 21.9mg | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 2.1mg