Thanksgiving Delight: Elevate Your Feast with Green Bean Casserole

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with family and friends, and enjoy a delicious feast of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and more. But if you’re looking for a way to spice up your traditional menu, why not try adding a green bean casserole to the mix?

Green bean casserole is a classic American dish that consists of green beans, cream of mushroom soup, fried onions, and cheese. It’s easy to make, budget-friendly, and can feed a crowd. Plus, it’s a great way to sneak in some veggies for your picky eaters. Green beans with essential vitamins such as vitamin C, A, and K, as well as minerals like manganese and potassium, green beans contribute to a well-rounded diet that supports overall health.

Here’s how you can make your own green bean casserole from scratch, using fresh ingredients and a homemade sauce. Trust me, once you try this recipe, you’ll never go back to the canned stuff.


  • 1 1/2 pounds of fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups of crispy fried onions


  • Preheat oven to 375°F and spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add some salt. Cook the green beans for about 5 minutes, until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and whisk in the flour. Cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly.
  • Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and heavy cream. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Stir in 1 cup of cheese until melted.
  • Pour the sauce over the green beans and toss to coat. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese and fried onions on top.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until bubbly and golden.
  • Enjoy your green bean casserole with your Thanksgiving feast!