We all know the basic green-bean casserole – throw some green beans and bacon in a pan, cover in crunchy onions, cook until it looks done.
But there’s a better way.
What you’ll need
- 2 cans condensed cream of ___ soup (we used cream of chicken)
- 3 lbs. green beans (we used frozen and just thawed them out; it’s much cheaper than buying fresh)
- 1 lb. bacon, cooked (the ‘odds and ends’ you find at the store for cheaper than sliced bacon is okay to use, as are bacon bits, which are actually vegan)
- 1 bag curly fries, cooked
- 1 container crunchy onions/French fried onions/you all know exactly what I mean
- Cheddar cheese, shredded
- Mix green beans, bacon, and condensed soup. Layer half into bottom of 9×13
- Layer cooked curly fries
- Spoon rest of green bean mixture into pan
- Crunchy onion it up
- Top with cheddar
- Bake 15-20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is golden brown. (Depending on your oven, you may need to use your broiler.)
Serves…a lot. We made this yesterday; there was about half of it left, so 8 dinner-sized portions or so.
Again, this is easily made vegetarian by making use of bacon bits instead of real bacon, and vegan by both omitting cheese (or using vegan cheese) and using bacon bits.
Stay golden, everyone!