3 Step Green Bean Casserole Recipe

I have so many warm memories of Thanksgivings past. Today we’re going to discuss the 3 Step Green Bean Casserole Recipe that is part of so many of them. Growing up we traditionally did Christmas at home, but would travel for Thanksgiving. We typically would spend Thanksgiving day splitting time between both of my maternal grandparents in Carlsbad. Which meant A LOT of eating. For several years leading up to my teens we would also do a pre-Thanksgiving/Christmas party at my great aunt’s home in Santa Teresa. Her huge home would be packed to the gills with people, even ballooning onto the porch overlooking the golf course. In addition to eating Thanksgiving dinner there would be a gift exchange. All of the children present were also allowed to choose one ornament to take home if they chose. I still have mine – a carousel snow globe.

Before all of the eating and various events for the day we would always say grace. My cousins and I were way too busy playing to bother slowing down enough to realize that everyone had linked hands throughout the house. We were in the middle of a committed and competitive game of hide and seek when an adult hollered down the hall. Apparently Shandyn (the cousin I was closest in age with) and I were  hidden at opposite ends of the hallway. Neither of us saw each other as we sprinted to the living room. Though we were close in age, I was dwarfed by height and after colliding with so much force I had the worst bloody nose.

After being way too dramatic, I eventually recovered. Later that evening as my relatives washed dishes and packaged up the leftovers I questioned what one of them was. It was present during all holiday meals, but I wasn’t sure what it was. My great aunt informed me that it was of course funeral casserole. When I asked why that was it’s name was she joked that it was a dish present at every funeral she’d ever been too. Most people know it by another name, today we’re going to share our green bean casserole recipe.

Funeral casserole (or green bean casserole) is incredible easy and cheap to make. It takes just 3 steps before you can enjoy the deliciousness!

Green Bean Casserole Recipe 1

Begin by mixing cream of mushroom soup, milk, soy sauce, pepper and green beans in a casserole dish. Then, mix in half of your can of french fried onions.

Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Pull out and stir. Sprinkle the remaining onions over the mixture and bake for 5 minutes, or until onions are golden brown.


Then, enjoy!

3 Step Green Bean Casserole Recipe


  • 1 – 10 3/4 oz can of  Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Dash of Pepper
  • 1/2 cup of Milk
  • 4 cups of Cooked Green Beans (about 2 small cans)
  • 1 – 2.8 oz can of French’s French Fried Onions


  1. In a greased casserole dish mix soup, milk, soy sauce, pepper and green beans.
  2. After wet ingredients are well mixed mix in half of the can of French’s french fried onions.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for twenty-five minutes.
  4. Stir the mixture. Sprinkle the remaining French’s french fried onions over the mixture and bake for 5 for minutes or until onions are golden brown.
  5. Enjoy!

This green bean casserole recipe is absolutely a hallmark for Thanksgiving dinner this time of year. If you enjoyed it, you may also love our homemade mashed potato recipe!

Thanks for reading!




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