Paula Deen's Green Bean Casserole

This homemade Green Bean Casserole recipe from Paula Deen is an easy make-ahead side dish idea for holidays and family dinners. It's full of simple ingredients and is all topped with warm, melted cheese.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Green Bean Casserole, Green Bean Casserole Recipe, Paula Deen's Green Bean Casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 243 kcal
Author Stephanie


  • 1/3 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups sliced green beans
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 10 3/4-ounce can cream of mushroom soup
  • ½ cup French-fried onions
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar


  1. See notes for Crock Pot version.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Saute the onions and mushrooms for 5 minutes, until softened.
  4. Add the fresh garlic and cook for an additional minute. Remove from heat.
  5. Boil the chicken broth in a large pot and add the green beans. Cook for 10 minutes and drain.
  6. In a large bowl, combine the onions, mushrooms, garlic, green beans, mushroom soup and French-fried onions. Add any salt/pepper if desired, refrain from adding too much salt.
  7. Pour into a greased 1 ½ quart baking dish. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
  8. Top with the grated cheese and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Using Frozen Green Beans:
• 2 cups frozen green beans may also be used. They should be thawed and patted dry.
• Cook them in chicken broth just as you could with fresh.

Using Canned Green Beans:
• 1 (14.5 oz.) can of green beans (drained) may be used instead of fresh.
• No need to cook in them chicken broth, simply mix it in with the other ingredients after draining.

Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole:

Nutrition Facts
Paula Deen's Green Bean Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 1425mg62%
Potassium 448mg13%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 663IU13%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 245mg25%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.