I spent the weekend decorating for Christmas, and my home just makes me so happy. When I walk through my house I get so excited about the holidays, and about all of the quality time I get to spend with my family. I try extra hard to make the holidays about quality time with my loves; doing fun things together, and serving together. Of course, one of the easiest and most fun ways to spend time with your family is by enjoying a good meal together. My Green Bean Casserole recipe is so delicious and beyond boring, but best of all – it’s easy and will have you spending less time in the kitchen and more time with your loves.
Green bean casserole is a classic and a tradition for so many families. I admittedly never tried green bean casserole until adulthood. My mom just didn’t make it growing up, and I’m not really sure why. I think because the popular recipe was all canned ingredients and just not very fresh. I’ve decided to change that up and make the recipe more from scratch, and I’m so glad I did. It really doesn’t take much more time and the flavors are much better. Plus, this casserole is more full-bodied and could be served as the main course if you want.
Because I don’t love grocery shopping, and I try to do it only once or twice a month, I buy extras of everything and freeze, freeze, freeze. You can always find milk, bread, and frozen veggies in my freezer – this way, we’ve always got the staples on hand. For our veggies, I simply love Birds Eye vegetables because they are frozen during the vegetables’ peak freshness, but are convenient to keep on hand for whenever I need them.
Don’t get me wrong, I buy fresh vegetables too, but what I want isn’t always in season, and they don’t always last as long in my refrigerator. Birds Eye has just about everything I need, and with Steamfresh, they cook up so fast in the microwave, or I thaw them out and use them in casseroles such as my green bean casserole. I’m one busy momma and Birds Eye Steamfresh vegetables help me get dinner on the table faster, creating more time with my loves. Plus. it’s a win-win when I create dishes the kids will eat, and they have veggies in them! I hope your family enjoys this version as much as mine does!
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- 3 Tbs butter
- 2 Tbs flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 bags frozen Birds Eye steamfresh green beans, thawed but not cooked
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
- 1 cup French's Fried Onion Rings, divided
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and prepare a 3qt baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Melt butter in a large pot, over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt, white pepper, and sugar.
- As soon as dry ingredients are combined in butter, whisk in garlic and sour cream.
- Remove from heat and stir in green beans, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/2 cup fried onions.
- Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and top with remaining cheese and fried onions. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and onions are golden.