This great variation of the traditional green bean casserole is topped with French fried onions and Cheddar cheese.

Prep 10 m Cook 15 m Ready In 25 m


2 (14.5 ounce) cans green beans, drained

1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

1 (6 ounce) can French fried onions

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Place green beans and soup in a large microwave-safe bowl. Mix well and heat in the microwave on HIGH until warm (3 to 5 minutes). Stir in 1/2 cup of cheese and heat mixture for another 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer green bean mixture to a casserole dish and sprinkle with French fried onions and remaining cheese.

Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until the cheese melts and the onions just begin to brown.

Per Serving: 322 calories; 23.2  20.2  6.6  20  1068 

Review From Followers:

This is basically our standard green bean casserole recipe with some minor modifications I’ve made over the years. It’s ALWAYS the first to disappear at potlucks when there are other versions of green bean casseroles and people often ask why it seems to taste so much better than the original one on the French’s can. I always use French-cut green beans, add a (drained) can of sliced water chestnuts (coarsely chopped) and stir 3 ounces of the french fried onions into the casserole along with ALL of the cheddar cheese. Heating the ingredients in the microwave is really an unnecessary step. Bake in a flat casserole dish 30-35 minutes or until hot in the center. Then sprinkle the other 3 ounces of French fried onions over the top and bake 5 minutes more. We much prefer the cheese stirred INTO the casserole and NOT put on top. When doubling the recipe, using one can of water chestnuts works fine since a whole can is almost too much (but we like the crunch!) for a single recipe, depending on personal taste. If I’m trying to extend the number of servings for a double recipe then I generally use 2 cans of water chestnuts for that. A tried and true yummy favorite of many.

Talk about kicking it up a notch! Sarah, this was a perfect example of how small changes can make a BIG difference. This was so good, that my family asked me to make it AGAIN the day after Christmas! And the reviewer who questioned that this was a recipe? Any time you combine two or more ingredients, it’s a recipe! And an awesome one this was…. thanks for sharing.


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