19 November 2012

My Grandma's Green Bean Casserole

 Since I can remember this dish has been made each year for Thanksgiving and sometime Christmas. It is one of those dishes that fills the air of the house with memories of family cutting, chopping, baking and cooking in the kitchen together. Sitting around the table laughing, talking, giving thanks and enjoying great food. All the while I would sit secretly hoping there was enough of this left over for seconds. There was never any leftovers of it (after seconds, and sometimes thirds) and I would find myself scrapping the sides before washing the baking dish out. 

As the wonderful smell currently envelopes the house while I make this for the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Barracks event on base for the hubby's guys, my tummy and taste buds are going crazy! (I've doubled the recipe for this event and tend to add more bacon and cheese to it when I make it, this is the original recipe though).


Ingredients:
2 bags regular cut green beans
4-6 slices bacon chopped
3 inches of velvetta cheese cubed
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
4-6 mushrooms washed and sliced

Directions:
Pour Beans in hot water until completely thawed
Completely strain water from beans
Cut bacon into small pieces
Add soup, mushrooms, bacon and cheese to green beans
Get your hands dirty and mix it all together (remember to take off rings! I have cooked my rings before in with this meal!)
Bake for 60 min at 325 degrees


ENJOY!

117 comments:

  1. this sounds amazing! and i think i could actually do this. thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hmm...Velvetta. I never thought of that. Looks delicious. Seriously, mouth is watering.
    Do you use frozen or fresh green beans?

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  3. Oh Ladies this is an absolute must with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Not your ordinary green bean dish. It is to die for!!

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  4. This sounds really good. I have always been the one to make the green bean casserole and this would be a nice variation to what I usually make. Thanks for the recipe.

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  5. This looks so good. Will absolutely make it!

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  6. Mmmmmm, This sounds yummy...Never tried it with bacon before but I will...

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  7. I love this recipe! I am going to make it soon. It makes a nice change to the same ole "soup" one :)

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  8. This actually osunds good. I have never had it with all thast cheese before.. or bacon! This might actually be a new family favorite if I make this. Thanks for sharing this with us! :)

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  9. This looks so darn good. Thanks for sharing

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  10. JJ Caraway said...

    My daughter makes a green bean casserole each time we get together for a family meal and occasionally I will make it for my husband. I never even thought about adding bacon to the recipe but I sure will give it a try next time. Enjoyed reading your story and recipe, thanks.

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  11. This looks great! I'm sure it would go over very well with my family! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  12. I'm not really a fan of greenbean casserole but this one really looks good.

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  13. Apparently I was raised under a rock, I've never had green bean casserole. I've heard of it, of course, but have never had it. I love green beans so you'd think I'd have been tempted, but the mushrooms stop me. The cream of mushroom soup too. Is there a tasty replacement for the soup? I might try it that way

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  14. I have never made my green bean casserole this way! I make it for pretty much every event there is (also 7-layer salad). But I make it the lazy way - the way that's on the back of the Campbell's Cr. of Mush can. This is fabulous and I will be making this recipe. won't my relatives be surprised and happy when they taste this version!! Woot woot!! thanks so much!! You rock, girl!! xxoo

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    1. Thanks hunny! :) If you don't mind me asking, where did you find my post from?

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  15. Wow that looks yummy! I too am a cream of mushroom casserole maker so I like the idea of changing it up a bit. I would probably still have to add the fried onions though or my stepdaughter would be disappointed.



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  16. That looks fantastic. I have never seen a green bean casserole made like this. Green bean casserole has been one those favorite foods my grandma makes during the holidays but not like this. Iam going to try this recipe.

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  17. I am wondering where you all found my green bean casserole recipe from :) Suddenly there has been a spike in comments today on it :) Thanks!

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  18. This is my favorite holiday dish!! but, the cheese is something different...quite an interesting addition...

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  19. I can make my son eat vegetables with this! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it!

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  21. I've never had the green bean casserole that's always advertised before,because it seemed unappetizing and bland... unlike your grandma's, which sounds delicious! Definitely going to have to try this one :)

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  22. Makes my mouth water!!! I will have to make this

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  23. sounds so good wish i had some right now

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  24. this sounds yummy I love green bean casserole! I will have to try this!

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  25. sounds so good. i want to try to make it this way.

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  26. Oh now that looks like a great recipe. YUM

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  27. Thanks for this one! I shared it all over! We put sour cream in ours but this sounds too good to not try, especially at this wonderful time of year! I loved your telling the tale of this dish! I felt like I was in your kitchen with you!

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  28. I am definitely going to try this!! Velveeta Cheese and real mushrooms, how wonderful, thanks so much for sharing

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  29. Thanks so much for the recipe! You can't have thanksgiving or christmas dinner without it lol

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  30. I don't think I've ever put bacon on my green bean casserole. Love it :o)

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  31. Oh,wow,what a unique and yummy tasting recipe!Thank you for sharing Grandma's recipe!!

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  32. Green bean casserole was the only time of year I would ever eat veggies without throwing a blue eyed hissy fit. :) I have never tried it that way...maybe that will be our Christmas recipe. :) Thanks!

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  33. this sounds so yummy, but i don't do mushrooms , always willing to try something new ;)

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  34. You know I never liked green bean casserole and maybe that was because it was just so plain and mushy. This looks absolutely delicious and will give it a try! Thanks for sharing

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  35. Sounds very good. I will definitely have to try this recipe!

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  36. I don't know about the velveeta because we always end up with a few other cheesy dishes as well, but the fresh mushrooms and bacon would take this over the top...Thanks so much for sharing!

    ( I remember barrack events...and having single soldiers over for holidays when I lived overseas. we lived in Germany for most of the 90's, and when you are away from home for so long, you make your own "family" :)

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  37. Grandmas always have the best recipes~ yum!

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  38. I hate to say this but looks NASTY! I love green beans but have never like green bean casserole. It smells awful and just taste awful. i hope I never see another green bean casserole again.. SORRY!!

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  39. Thank you for sharing this. I have wanted to try a Green bean casserole for some time now, Guess what is for dinner tonight?

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  40. Oh my gosh this sounds so good. Thanks for the share :)

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  41. I love green bean casserole. I will have to try this version.

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  42. I enjoy Green Bean Casserole, my Ex couldn't cook worth a lick so I was the house Chef, I have a really good recipe of my own, although I must say, yours is really tasty. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  43. I will have to make it this way!!

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  44. No mushrooms, but it looks good. When my grandma was alive I would love her sweet potato casserole. I would love the leftovers!

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  45. Yum! - I love dishes that also bring up warm memories

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  46. That sounds awesome, I will try something similar.

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  47. I never thought to use bacon before! great idea!

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  48. I've never been a fan of dishes like this but with the Velveeta and the bacon I think I could try it. Sounds good.

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  49. Great Recipe! Never thought of Velveeta! Good idea. Thank you!-- Tammi Karafa Bivans

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  50. this is an absolute must with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Not your ordinary green bean dish. It is to die for!!

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  51. Wow! That sounds so good. I usually don't make green bean casserole but I think this one would be great. Thanks for the recipe!

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  52. Yum thanks for sharing that recipe~

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  53. I have never been a big fan of green bean casseroles but this one not only sounds good it looks delicious! Printed out the recipe and can't wait to try it! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  54. Perfect dinner for Christmas Night. I love to cook by myself for Christmas, I hope my local market sell those ingredients :)

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  55. Sounds pretty good. I'm not big on Green Beans, but I'm going to try this one.

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  56. This sounds so good. Extra cheese and bacon always make foods better! =D

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  57. I have always disliked green bean casserole, therefore I never learned how to make it. But this recipe sounds great (definitely not like my mother made) and I am going to try it. It looks like it would be quite delicious.

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  58. Soods great but I would leave out the mushrooms :)

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  59. holy cow this looks GOOD! I love green beans and this is another great way to eat them! thanks!!!

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  60. Going to have to try, looks good. Thanks

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  61. Wow that looks amazing!

    Tarah
    livinglifeinmotion at gmail.com

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  62. This looks yummy! I've only seen the version with the crunchy onions on top, and since I detest onions, I've blocked the recipe out of my mind. I think I'll try this, at christmas.

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  63. This sounds good. I've never heard of using velveeta and bacon in the green beam casserole. Will have to try

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  64. This looks like a great dish for the family, can't wait to make it!

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  65. Yum it looks delicious! I think I'll make it tomorrow

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  66. I've never tried green bean casserole. I think I'm going to have to try this one out. :)

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  67. Your version actually sounds a bit more appetizing than the original, not that it is bad, it's just that my whole family loves it and I was the official bringer of the green bean casserole and I think my brain just burned out when it came to mixing it all together :). I think the Velveeta will give it the extra kick I need it to have.

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  68. I haven't tried any type of green bean casserole, but this looks really good. The fact the it has lots of cheese AND mushrooms makes it sound even better. Will be my next new recipe to try. :)

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  69. Sounds very yummy. Alot like what my family makes, only we dont add cheese. Might have to try it this way though

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  70. oh, i'm drooling right now! green bean casserole is my favorite! i might have to try out this recipe next week!

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  71. oh this looks yummy! i always make the 'traditional' green bean casserole..and never seen this version...but its def going to be on our table for Christmas! Thanks so much for sharing this!!

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  72. I think it was last year that I actually had some green bean casserole that I actually enjoyed. I don't remember where it was though and this does sound good, so I'll probably give this a try for an upcoming Christmas party. Thanks!!

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  73. I have never heard of this kind of green bean casserole before but I have had green bean casserole for every single major holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter) of my life. This one sounds different (in a good way) and I may just try it (with turkey bacon of course) :)

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  74. This looks really great and husband would love it but I am not a mushroom fan.

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  75. i will definitly try to make this for xmas since it looks so easy and simple to make it...

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  76. What a good idea with the cheese, nice unique twist to green bean casserole, going to try it. Thanks for sharing I printed it off.

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  77. That looks so amazing! I love green been bake but mine pales in comparison to your recipe! You should submit it to one of the recipe competitions! I'm gonna have to make this for Christmas!

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  78. Thank you so much I have this wrote down! Hopefully try it next! Yumm!

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  79. It's tradition to serve Green Bean Casserole at Thanksgiving and Christmas at my MIL's house. I look forward to making this variation, as I've never added bacon or velvetta. It sounds yummy!

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  80. I have had similar casseroles before, but never with cheese! And the ones I had did not have bacon either... sounds good! I think I will try this for Christmas! Thanks!!!

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  81. mmmm sounds good will have to try it!!!!Thanks for sharing

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  82. This is quite a bit different from the "green bean casserole" that I am used to. :-)

    My recipe is just green beans, with campbells cream of mushroom soup and crushed potato chips sprinkled over the top and baked.

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  83. Love green bean casserole but we have never put bacon in it, that sounds great! Gonna have to try that!
    graywolfpack5@yahoo.com

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  84. wow i love my grannys recipe but this has a nice twist to hers i might try it soon thanks for the wonderful new recipes.

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  85. It looks so yummy! I am going to try this at Christmas this year!

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  86. I don't think I'm enough of a velveeta fan for that addition but bacon? Oh yeah!
    hey_wren@yahoo.com

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  87. this sounds much better than the green bean casserole we usually have, think i will try this! thank you!

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  88. I want to give this one a try. Bet the bacon gives it a great taste!

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  89. thanks for sharing this yummy healthy dish!

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  90. This sounds like the green bean casserole that my fiance's grandmother used to make! We will definitely have to try this!!!

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  91. that looks yummy! I think i will try to make it :]

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  92. I never get this dish anymore. My household won't eat it and none of the extended family makes it. It was also my Grandmother's specialty. Thank you for the recipe...I may have to make it myself to eat leftovers for a week...Lol

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  93. Sounds really good. We had to change our green bean casserole up a bit cause some family doesn't like mushrooms so we us cream of potato soup instead of cream of mushroom and it is just as good.

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  94. It looks delicious and easy to do!!! I am veggie so I would change bacon for more mushrooms! Yummy :P

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  95. Thanks for a new green bean casserole recipe to try! Looks yummy!

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  96. This is certainly a different version of the green bean casseroles you usually see on buffet tables. Sounds good!

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  97. Definitely a different type of green bean casserole compared to what I'm used too. Might have to try this for Christmas.

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  98. OHMYGOODNESS! I would love to try this for my family, it looks amazing! thanks!

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  99. I love green bean casserole and so does my son but since we found out he has celiac i havent made it bc i havent found a recipe i would like to try that is gluten free :( your recipe looks delicious

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  100. I don't eat green bean casserole but my family does. I should try this out. Nothing better than cheese & bacon :)

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  101. I've never heard of putting Velveeta into a green bean casserole! I'll have to try this for Christmas dinner.

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  102. That looks delicious..minus the mushrooms! I do not like mushrooms, but I'm sure it would be terrific without em! :)

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  103. My aunt makes a green bean casserole for holiday meals. I will definitely have to find a tactful way to suggest the addition of mushrooms and bacon. YUM!

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  104. Looks good.. But I don't like green beans :(

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  105. My mother also makes a green bean casserole every year on the holidays and it is good topped with onion rings. Thank you. Jerri Davis

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  106. Anything with mushrooms looks good to me. My mouth is watering.

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  107. Sometimes I wished I liked vegetables more. Green beans are my most hated veggie next to mushrooms :(

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  108. This sounds really good, I bet my husband would love this.

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