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Green Bean Casserole Recipes, Every Way You Want It

Great news: it isn't 1955 anymore and you only have to use canned soup if you want to.
11/20/2012 10:07am ET | Updated November 4, 2015

Some traditions are meant to be tinkered with. When Campbell's Soup invented green bean casserole in 1955, it was meant to be a quick, easy side dish made with ingredients most home cooks had on hand at the time -- canned green beans and condensed Cream of Mushroom soup. Great news: it isn't 1955 anymore and you only have to use canned soup if you want to.

There are lots of different ways to modify and improve upon this iconic casserole. Just substituting fresh green beans instead of canned or frozen can make a world of difference. Making your own mushroom sauce is the next step. And finally, for the brave and bold, you can fry your own onions (or even shallots!) to put on top. We dug up a few of our favorite takes on green bean casserole, from the traditional to the very modern. Spoiler alert: one of them is a grilled cheese.

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Green Bean Casserole With Crispy Shallots
Kitchen Confidence
Get the Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Shallots recipe from Kitchen Konfidence
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Loaded Skillet Toasted Green Beans
How Sweet It Is
Get the Loaded Skillet Toasted Green Beans recipe from How Sweet It Is
3
From-Scratch Green Bean Casserole
Annie's Eats
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Lightened Up Fresh Green Bean Casserole
How Sweet It Is
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Green Bean Casserole With Schmaltz And Gribenes
Rebecca Orchant
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Cheesy Green Bean Casserole With Bacon
Handle The Heat
7
Straight Up Green Bean Casserole
The Faux Martha
Get the Straight Up Green Bean Casserole recipe from The Faux Martha
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Panko Green Bean Casserole
Gimme Some Oven
Get the Panko Green Bean Casserole recipe from Gimme Some Oven
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Green Bean Mushroom Tart With Blue Cheese
A Spicy Perspective
We know this isn't technically a casserole, but it's too amazing to leave out.Get the Green Bean Mushroom Tart With Blue Cheese recipe from A Spicy Perspective
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Homemade Green Bean Casserole
Joseph De Leo/Food52
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Vegan Green Bean Casserole
Josh Latham / Myvegancookbook.com
Get the Vegan Green Bean Casserole recipe from My Vegan Cookbook
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Green Bean Bacon Bundles
How Sweet It Is
Not technically a casserole, we know. But com'on, they're bacon bundles.Get the Green Bean Bacon Bundles recipe from How Sweet It Is
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Pimento Cheese Green Bean Casserole
The Pioneer Woman
Get the Pimento Cheese Green Bean Casserole recipe from The Pioneer Woman
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Green Beans And Shiitake Mushrooms
Foodie Crush
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Grown Up Homemade Green Bean Casserole
Domestic Fits
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Brie & Green Bean Casserole Grilled Cheese Sliders
E Is For Eat.
We are basically running home to make this, as we speak.Get the Brie & Green Bean Casserole Grilled Cheese Sliders recipe from E Is For Eat.

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