Seven Souperb Thanksgiving Green Bean Casseroles!

What’s the greenest thing about Thanksgiving? Assuming you cooked the turkey properly, it’s that all-time souper-duper side dish, Green Bean Casserole!

Campbell’s Classic Green Bean Casserole

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Green Bean Casserole didn’t simply appear on our dining tables, somebody had to invent it, but who? Jump into your DeLorean and set the controls for 1955… once you’ve arrived, avoid Biff Tannen and head straight for the Campbell Soup Company’s Home Economics lab. There you’ll find one Dorcas Reilly, hard at work on a mission to “create a quick and easy recipe around two things most Americans always had on hand in the 1950s: green beans and Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup.” The recipe is simple, deliciously nutritious, and after 58 years of trial and error it’s pretty much foolproof.

Paula Deen’s Green Bean Casserole

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It hasn’t been a great year for the “Queen of Butter” but Paula Dean’s Green Bean Casserole manages to avoid controversy while satisfying stomachs… must be all that butter, 1/3 of a stick’s worth in this slightly tweaked recipe from Cheater Bites. A heaping cup of grated cheddar cheese keeps this time-honored holiday treat from being, well, cheesy.

Green Bean Bacon Casserole

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Let’s face it, Green Bean Casserole isn’t at the top of everyone’s favorite holiday side dish list; it’s headlined more than a few LEAST favorite Thanksgiving dinner foods compendiums as well. What to do? Add an extra ingredient that never fails (among non-vegans, at least) to rouse moribund taste buds: bacon. This quick & easy recipe from SheKnows entices skeptical eaters with the sweet smell and great flavor of cooked & crumbled bacon!