Green Bean Casserole 24-Nov-2011

The standard GBC is pretty basic: couple of cans of green beans, can of mushroom soup, top with french fried onion strings. This retains only some of that, but makes it into something more than a quick toss together, with some substance.


  • 1.5 pounds green beans
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 can mushrooms, drained
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 4 ounces swiss cheese
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 small can french fried onion strings


  1. heat oven to 350&degF;.

  2. wash, trim, and cut the green beans into 2 inch pieces.

  3. in a large pot, bring salted water to boil.

  4. parboil the green beans for 1 minute. drain and set aside.

  5. fry up the bacon, drain on paper towels, and crumble.

  6. chop the walnuts, not too fine.

  7. grate the swiss cheese.

  8. in a large bowl, combine beans, bacon, walnuts, drained mushrooms, swiss cheese, soup, ground pepper, and about half the can of onion strings.

  9. pour mixture into 1 1/2 quart casserole.

  10. bake at 350&degF; for about 25 minutes.

  11. stir the bean mixture, top with the remaining onion strings.

  12. continue baking for another 5-10 minutes until the onion strings are golden brown.