Campbell’s Green Bean Thanksgiving Casserole

Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole Recipe


This popular holiday dish was first created in the 1950’s by a Campbell’s Soup company employee, and with just 6 ingredients it’s an easy side dish to make for the holidays or any time of the year.  You are sure to love that it only takes about 10 minutes to put together and you can prepare and serve it in the same dish.  So, a little less to clean up, it’s best to prepare the green bean casserole in an oven to table dish.

This green bean casserole bake has been pleasing families for years, including ours. I even tried skipping making it one year because I was always making two green bean dishes, this casserole and also fresh string beans with garlic.  Well, that decision didn’t go over well, and by popular demand we always have both at holiday dinners.

Mother Knows Best:

Watch this 1953 Campbell’s Soup Commercial:

The Green Bean Casserole secures a place in food history:

In 2002 the Green Bean Casserole secured a place in food history when the Campbell company donated the original recipe card to the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The original recipe was invented in 1955 by Dorcas Reilly, a Campbell’s employee. Dorcas is now known as the “Grandmother of the Green Bean Casserole”.

Green Bean Casserole Recipe


Here is an oven to table dish to buy that is perfect for your Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole bake:


Ingredients for Green Bean Casserole:

  • 1 Can Cream Soup, 10.5 ounce, any flavor such as Mushroom, Chicken, Broccoli
  • 1/2 Cup Milk or Half and Half
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • 2 large Cans Green Beans, 14.5 ounces each, or 3 small,  drained well.
  • 1 1/2 Cups French’s French Fried Onions

You can purchase the Green Bean Casserole Ingredients below:

Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole Instructions:


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large oven-proof casserole stir soup, milk, pepper, soy sauce, green beans, and 1 cup of onions.
3. Bake for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbling.
4. Remove casserole from oven and stir.
5. Sprinkle remaining onions over top of casserole, place in oven for 5 minutes.
6. Remove from oven, serve and Enjoy!


  • The original recipe is delicious, but sometimes I change it up a little by adding cheddar cheese to the casserole.
  • I also add extra fried onions – my family can’t get enough of them and I only buy them when I make this casserole.
  • I bake my green bean casserole in a special dish I’ve had for years; it has the recipe printed in the bottom of the dish; a picture is below:

campbell's green bean casserole

Vegetables are recommended as a key part of a healthy diet, and eating vegetables is linked to a lower risk for many diseases. To get the most health benefits from vegetables, you should eat a variety of green, dark green, red, and orange vegetables.

Green Bean Fun Facts

Did you know…

  • Green beans are also called string beans?
    (They got this name because years ago they had a fibrous string running along the seam of the
    bean. The string has been bred out of most varieties today.)
  • The first “stringless” bean was grown in 1894?
  • Green beans are also called snap beans?
    (They got this name because they make a snapping noise when broken in half.)
  • That you eat the pod or shell of green beans?
  • Did you know green beans are the most popular edible pod bean in the United States
  • New Jersey ranks 8th in snap bean production in the country?
  • Green beans are classified into two major groups, bush beans
    and pole beans?
  • Did you know bush green beans grow on a plant approximately two feet
  • Pole bean plants actually grow around poles supporting
  • Pole beans are usually larger and flatter than bush beans and are
    commonly picked by hand?
  • Did you know green beans are picked while still immature and the inner beans are just starting to grow?
  • There are yellow string beans called wax beans?
  • Green beans are a good source of vitamin C?
  • Did you know green beans can be eaten raw?

☺ Did you know green bean casserole is a popular green bean dish eaten at Thanksgiving? (It is made with green beans, cream of mushroom soup and French fried onions….see recipe above).
Remember to eat more fruits and vegetables everyday!

Campbell’s Soup Company History:

The company was started in 1869 by Joseph A. Campbell, a fruit merchant from Bridgeton, New Jersey, and Abraham Anderson, an icebox manufacturer from South Jersey. They produced canned tomatoes, vegetables, jellies, soups, condiments, and minced meats.

In 1876, Anderson left the partnership and the company became the “Joseph A. Campbell Preserve Company”. Anderson’s son, Campbell Speelman, split paths with his father and continued to work at Campbell’s as a creative director, originally designing the Campbell’s Soup Cans.


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Campbells Green Bean Casserole Recipe


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