Recipe: Easy Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

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Easy Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

In the story Hard Scrabble Singings, Viola comes up with the idea to sing at church for food after tasting Old Widow MacLean’s green bean casserole. Follow this easy recipe, and you’ll be able to make your own delicious green bean casserole (the bacon flavor especially makes it something special). Bring this yummy dish to church, share it with family or friends, or use it to bless someone who may need a nice warm meal.


  • 2 16-ounce cans of Green Beans, drained
  • 2 cups shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 10.5-ounce can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 cup of Whole Milk
  • 3/4 cup of Real Bacon Bits (or about 4-6 strips of crispy bacon, crumbled)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 6-ounce container of French-Fried Onions


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees—remember to get a grownup’s permission before using the oven!
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the green beans, cheese, cream of mushroom soup, milk, bacon bits, and pepper. Mix together well.
  3. Add half of the container of french-fried onions. Mix together.
  4. Pour the mixture into a baking dish.
  5. Put it in the oven, and bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Carefully remove the casserole from the oven (you may need an adult for this), and add the rest of the french-fried onions on top.
  7. Bake for 5 more minutes.
  8. Serve hot, or refrigerate it to serve the next day.

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Photo credit: “Green Bean Casserole: A Thanksgiving Tradition” by Wesley Fryer, CC BY 2.0, via

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