12 Green Bean Casserole Recipes That Rival Your Grandma's Casserole

If there is one thing that is almost as Thanksgiving-y as roasted turkey, it has to be green bean casserole. Created back in 1955 by Campbell's, the invention of the creamy green bean casserole topped with french fried onions started out as a way for the soup company to sell more cream of mushroom soup.

Inspired by many Midwest dishes, cream of mushroom soup was sometimes called the "Lutheran binder" for its use in various casseroles. The addition of frozen beans turned this casserole into an American staple and with it, Campbells Soup estimates that 40% of condensed cream of mushroom soup is sold specifically for green bean casseroles. 

And while we love the classics, some food bloggers have created inspiring green bean casserole recipes that turn the traditional original recipe on its head.

1.Southwestern Green Bean Casserole

green bean casserole
Foodie City Network

Loaded with tomatoes and diced chilies along with soy sauce and black pepper, this Southwestern-inspired casserole is a fun alternative to the classic green bean casserole.

Get the recipe here.

2. Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Onion Rings

Oh Bite It

If thinking outside of the box is your style, this fun rendition of the green bean casserole is for you. Simply cook up some crispy onion rings and stuff with the green bean mixture.

Get the recipe here.

3. Green Bean Casserole with Maple Pecans

This Green Bean Casserole with Maple Pecans is insanely delicious and super easy to make with the best homemade cream of mushroom soup you can ask for. Entirely vegan, gluten free and so fantastic for dinner, lunch, meal prep, work lunch. An amazing dairy free alternative uses maple pecans instead of breadcrumbs. Perfect for holidays, Christmas. #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegetarian #dinner #lunch #mealprep #worklunchideas #contentednesscooking #holidaymeals #christmas #greenbeancasserole
Contentedness Cooking

Refined and nutty, this Southern side dish has earned its place next to the turkey and the mashed potatoes. The best part is that this dish is vegan and gluten-free, making it a welcome addition to any table.

Get the recipe here.

4. Gluten Free Cajun Smothered Green Bean Casserole

Gluten Free Cajun Smothered Green Bean Casserole from A Sprinkling of Cayenne. | https://asprinklingofcayenne.com/gluten-free-cajun-smothered-green-bean-casserole-2
A Sprinkling of Cayenne

Golden brown and crunchy, this Cajun casserole gets a kick of spice from paprika. This recipe uses frozen beans, making it a snap to put together when the family is visiting.

Get the recipe here.

5. Cheddar Green Bean Casserole Onion Rings

Host The Toast

Toss out that baking dish for these green bean and cheddar cheese crispy bites. These golden brown onion rings are packed full of fresh green beans and fried onions, then fried to perfection. Make the sriracha sauce to go on the side and these fried patties will be the first to go.

Get the recipe here.

6. Toasted Almond Green Bean Casserole

Toasted Almond Green Bean Casserole (Gluten-Free)
Foraged Dish

Three ingredients and this casserole is ready to roll. Simply cut green beans and toss them in a casserole dish with a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup. Top with toasted almonds and you've got yourself a side fit for the Thanksgiving table.

Get the recipe here.

7. Homemade Skillet Green Bean Casserole

Homemade Green Beans in a skillet
Laughing Spatula

Delicious recipes are passed down from generation to generation and this casserole is no exception. This casserole is all about traditions- from a cremini mushroom filling down to a crispy fried onion topping. Try not to eat the entire thing before sharing with the rest of your family.

Get the recipe here.

8. Haricot Verts and Mushrooms

A Pleasant Little Kitchen

Let's get a little bit French in here! Braised green beans are mixed with a porcini and shitake mushrooms for a refined taste on a classic American dish. It takes about an hour to cook, so give yourself ample time to prepare this side.

Get the recipe here.

9. Green Bean Wild Rice Casserole

Green Bean Wild Rice Casserole - this favorite side dish is even heartier with the addition of wild rice. An excellent main dish or side on cold winter nights! // Fork in the Kitchen
Fork in the Kitchen

Adding wild rice to a traditional green bean casserole is the perfect way to stretch a dish. This dish can be served any time of the year.

Get the recipe here.

10. Slow Cooker White Cheddar Green Bean Casserole

Sharp white cheddar cheese elevates this Slow Cooker White Cheddar Green Bean Casserole to make it the star side dish of your holiday table! | Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

Cooking a big feast requires you to time everything out perfectly. Take some of the guesswork out of it by using a slow cooker that'll cook your food low and slow like this white cheddar green bean dish.

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11. Dijon Green Beans with Crispy Potato Chips

Dijon Green Beans with Crispy Potato Chips in a bowl with a serving spoon
Flavour and Savour

Lighter than the original, this green bean inspired dish is dressed in Dijon mustard, shallot, and white wine vinegar. In place of crispy onions, make your own potato chips topped with fresh thyme.

Get the recipe here.

12. Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Mushrooms

Green bean casserole stuffed mushrooms--a classic holiday side dish turned appetizer!
Natural Comfort Kitchen

Turn your casserole upside-down with these green bean stuffed mushrooms. The mushrooms are destemmed and loaded up with frozen green beans and a homemade cream of mushroom sauce then topped with French fried onions. Yum.

Get the recipe here.