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Paula Deen's Green Bean Casserole in a white baking dish.
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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.


  • 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
  • 10.5 oz. cream of mushroom soup
  • ½ cup French-fried onions
  • Salt/Pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar


  • See notes for Crock Pot version.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Saute the onions and mushrooms for 5 minutes, until softened.
  • Add the fresh garlic and cook for an additional minute. Remove from heat.
  • Boil the chicken broth in a large pot and add the green beans. Cook for 10 minutes and drain.
  • 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.
  • Pour into a greased 1 ½ quart baking dish. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • Top with the grated cheese and bake for an additional 10 minutes.



Substitution Options:
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder can be added for non-onion lovers.
  • The mushrooms can be omitted for non-mushroom lovers.
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder can be used instead of fresh garlic if necessary.
  • Here is a homemade version of condensed cream of mushroom soup.

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:
  • Cook green beans, drain, and assemble as instructed, but omit the French Fried Onions.
  • Heat on low for 5 hours.
  • Top with cheese and cover until melted.
  • Top with French Fried onions and serve. No further heating required.


Calories: 243kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 1425mg, Potassium: 448mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 663IU, Vitamin C: 21mg, Calcium: 245mg, Iron: 2mg