Green bean casserole with NO condensed soup is a modern take on the classic green bean casserole, but made from scratch. Covered with crisp onions and a savory cheese streusel topping, this is a Thanksgiving side dish recipe that everyone will love. This post is sponsored by Milk Means More and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan. All opinions are my own.
I’m one of those weirdos that, once I get the idea to have people over, immediately starts planning the menu. It doesn’t matter if the gathering is months away, I’ll have a list of ideas for what to feed everyone. Please tell me that I’m not the only one that obsesses about the food!
Comfortably Domestic Confession #1: I’m already loosely planning our Super Bowl menu.
Now that it’s officially November, it’s time to start planning the Thanksgiving menu. I can hardly remember a Thanksgiving in which the classic green bean casserole isn’t on the table. You know the one with canned green beans that are smothered in cream-of-something soup, and topped with canned french fried onions? That one that grandma used to make? Yeah, that one.
Comfortably Domestic Confession #2: I’m pretty sure that I’ve eaten a whole can of those fried onions at some point in my life. Maybe twice.
While I’m a fan of that classic green bean casserole, I’m generally not a fan of dishes where my only involvement in the cooking is stirring together a bunch of canned goods and heating it in the oven for the holidays. I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with cooking in a retro ’70’s kind of way, because convenience food certainly has it’s place. (See: brownie mix and graham cracker pie shells.)
What I’m saying is that for a little extra effort, I’d rather put something more fresh and memorable on the holiday table.
This green bean casserole is a twist on the classic casserole. Made from scratch with fresh green beans, slathered in homemade cheese sauce. Topped off with crispy, real onions and a savory cheese streusel for added crunch.
This isn’t your grandma’s casserole recipe! I’d be lying if I told you that I didn’t want to call that sauce a gravy and pour it over All the Things. It’s just that good!
Make Green Bean Casserole from scratch for the holidays. Your guests will be talking about it for years to come.