We Found the 21 Best Green Bean Casserole Recipes on the Internet

Cyd Converse

Green bean casserole is a beloved Thanksgiving side dish so we found the best green bean casserole recipes on the internet.

The tradition of serving green bean casserole for Thanksgiving can be a bit polarizing. It seems people either love or loathe the stuff with no middle ground.

Growing up we didn't typically have green bean casserole on our Thanksgiving table, but it's something I came to love as I grew older and had it more.

It turns out, green bean casserole is super versatile - it's even easy to make a gluten free green bean casserole or make Instant Pot green bean casserole!

We went on a quest to find the very best green bean casserole recipes on the internet and we came up with 21 winners - some classic, some with a twist.

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There was absolutely no scientific method, we just looked for the most delicious recipes we could find with the hopes of finding a wide range of recipes.

From classic to modern, from vegan to keto to paleo and beyond, below you'll find the best green bean casserole recipes you're ever going to try.

Where Did Green Bean Casserole Come From?

Over the years green bean casserole has become a ubiquitous Thanksgiving staple, but that wasn't always the case. In fact, this now popular side dish wasn't around before 1955.

That's right. 1955 was the year that Dorcas Reilly of the Campbell Soup Company created this now traditional dish. How wild is that?

The original green bean casserole is made with Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, cooked green beans and fried onions. 

From there, people have been making it their own for the last nearly 70 years often skipping the Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup entirely.

People initially fell in love with Campbell's green bean casserole recipe because it was budget-friendly when feeding a crowd and could be prepared in advance.

And so, with many thanks to Dorcas Reilly and the Campbell Soup Company, a delicious Thanksgiving tradition was born!

Barley and Sage Fresh Green Bean Casserole from Scratch Recipe Photo

Fresh Green Bean Casserole From Scratch from Barley & Sage

Aside from the French fried onions, this fresh green bean casserole is made completely from scratch with fresh ingredients for the best flavor and texture!

With no disrespect to the original version using cream of mushroom soup, I love a good green bean casserole from scratch like this one.

Get the recipe from Barley & Sage

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Paula Deen's Green Bean Casserole Recipe from Simply Scrumptious

Of course, we all know Paula Deen is queen when it comes to Southern cooking. Try this verision of her delicious classic green bean casserole!

It's creamy, cheesy, crunchy and makes a perfect, easy side dish for any holiday dinner you might be serving.

Get the recipe from Simply Scrumptious

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Green Bean Casserole Recipe from Bean Recipes

Green bean casserole is everyone’s favorite creamy casserole that sits next to the Thanksgiving turkey on the buffet table.

But I say we should eat this more often than once a year! Everyone loves this super simple way to serve green beans, even kids!

Get the recipe from Bean Recipes

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Southern Green Bean Casserole Recipe from Black People's Recipes

Make Southern-style green bean casserole from scratch - this recipe uses fresh green beans and easy homemade cream of mushroom soup.

Optionally, add bacon for an extra dose of flavor or skip it if you prefer.

Get the recipe from Black People's Recipes

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Keto Green Bean Casserole Recipe from Dr. Davinah's Eats

Want green bean casserole minus the carbs? This Keto green bean casserole recipe made with keto cream of mushroom soup is easy and delicious.

It uses a pork-free crunchy cheese topping for those who want to enjoy this side dish without pork rinds and fresh green beans

Get the recipe from Dr. Davinah's Eats

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Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole Recipe from Meaningful Eats

This homemade gluten-free green bean casserole is a holiday dinner classic packing all the flavor and none of the gluten. 

This gluten-free version has an extra crisp, buttery topping made with gluten-free French fried onions and gluten-free panko!

Get the recipe from Meaningful Eats

The Culinary Compass Green Bean and Bacon Casserole Recipe Photo

Green Bean and Bacon Casserole from The Culinary Compass

While not the traditional green bean casserole made with creamy mushroom soup, this casserole is about to become a new family favorite!

Featuring all of the elements of green bean bundles in one dish, this green bean casserole is made with bacon and brown sugar for a sweet and salty kick.

Get the recipe from The Culinary Compass

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Vegan Green Bean Cassrole from Know Your Produce 

Make the best vegan green bean casserole recipe you’ll ever make or eat! Dare I say - nobody will even realize it's vegan if you don't tell them.

It's comforting and creamy with fresh green beans and homemade condensed cream of mushroom soup. Everything you love about the original!

Get the recipe from Know Your Produce

A Seasoned Greeting No Mushroom Green Bean Casserole Recipe Photo

No Mushroom Green Bean Casserole Recipe from A Seasoned Greeting

Yes, the original green bean casserole recipe all started with a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup - but some people don't like mushrooms.

That's where this no mushroom green bean casserole recipe comes into play! All the other flavors, zero mushrooms present.

Get the recipe from A Seasoned Greeting

The Two Bite Club Sour Cream Green Bean Casserole Recipe Photo

Sour Cream Green Bean Casserole Recipe from The Two Bite Club

Speaking of mushrooms, this sour cream green bean casserole is a no mushroom, no canned soup version of the classic side dish that you will love.

It's made with fresh green beans, creamy sour cream, sharp cheddar cheese, and French fried onions. This recipe feeds a crowd!

Get the recipe from The Two Bite Club

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Dairy Free Green Bean Casserole Recipe from The Urben Life

This dairy free green bean casserole recipe comes together with just a handful of simple ingredients, from start to finish in about 30 minutes.

There's no cream of mushroom soup needed plus the entire thing is completely dairy free making this recipe a huge winner.

Get the recipe from The Urben Life

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Green Bean Casserole from Simply Stacie

Creamy and delicious, this green bean casserole recipe is another one made entirely from scratch - no cream of mushroom soup included.

Instead of French fried onions, it's topped with loads of sweet caramelized onions that take this recipe to the next level.

Get the recipe from Simply Stacie

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Cheesy Bacon Pasta Bake with Green Beans from Neil's Healthy Meals

Truth be told, friends, this cheesy bacon pasta bake with green beans isn't actually a green bean casserole recipe at all. You read correctly!

However, it boasts tons of the same flavors but rolled into a pasta bake that becomes an entire meal. Make it now. Thank me later.

Get the recipe from Neil's Healthy Meals

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BBQ Green Bean Casserole Recipe from Practically Homemade

This fun twist on classic green bean casserole is one you will want to make over and over again. If you love barbecue flavors, this one is absolutely for you.

As it turns out, the barbece flavor combined with the traditional fried onion topping makes the perfect combination of flavor and texture.

Get the recipe from Practically Homemade

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Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole Recipe from Cupcakes & Kale Chips

This easy gluten-free green bean casserole is preparee with fresh tender-crisp green beans, baked in creamy gluten-free mushroom sauce.

It’s the best vegetable side to round out your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner - all the traditional creamy flavor with no gluten!

Get the recipe from Cupcakes and Kale Chips

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Green Bean Brussels Sprouts Casserole from Daily Appetite

If you love green bean casserole but, like me, you also love Brussels sprouts, you need to make this green bean Brussels sprouts casserole!

It's made with bacon and creamy mushroom soup then topped with the classic friend onions we all know and love. (Well, most of us.)

Get the recipe from Daily Appetite

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Healthier Green Bean Casserole Recipe from Run Lift Eat Repeat

If you're looking for a healthier green bean casserole recipe, look no further than this recipe made from scratch with fresher, healthier ingredients.

This is completely from scratch using fresh ingredients - none of the canned stuff - without sacrificing an ounce of flavor.

Get the recipe from Run Lift Eat Repeat

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Keto Green Bean Casserole Recipe from Four Score Living

Another take on keto green bean casserole - this recipe is so simple to make. It's all made from scratch without any need for canned soup.

This low-carb version of your favorite green bean side dish will totally hit the spot and become a huge hit with your family and friends!

Get the recipe from Four Score Living

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Paleo Green Bean Casserole from Hello Spoonful

This paleo green bean casserole recipe lends a healthier twist to the  traditional side dish including homemade crispy onions as a topping!

Because it's paleo, it's fully dairy free making it a great option for those with dairy allergies or intolderance as well.

Get the recipe from Hello Spoonful

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Vegan Green Bean Casserole Recipe from Plant Well

This vegan green bean casserole recipe is so creamy and flavorful! You’ll be amazed at how delicious this recipe is made with vegan cream of mushroom soup.

It only needs a couple extra steps and you have the best vegan and dairy-free green bean casserole ever!

Get the recipe from Plant Well

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Fresh Green Bean Casserole Recipe from Vikalinka

Another one scrapping the traditional condensed cream of mushroom soup, this green bean casserole recipe is one that is made entirely from scratch.

Fresh green beans are smother in a delicious mushroom cream sauce then baked under a layer of seasoned with herbs and garlic Parmesan breadcrumbs.

Get the recipe from Vikalinka

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Cyd is a native of Upstate New York, born to a family of women who love to cook and host parties. She shares her love of all things food, home and entertaining on her blog, The Sweetest Occasion and on Instagram.

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