Durkee Green Bean Casserole Recipe: A Classic Twist on a Holiday Favorite!

Durkee Green Bean Casserole Recipe: A Classic Twist on a Holiday Favorite!

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Well, howdy friends, if there’s one dish that screams “holiday season” louder than a Christmas carol, it’s got to be green bean casserole! And let me tell you, this Durkee Green Bean Casserole Recipe is a classic twist on the beloved holiday favorite that will have y’all coming back for seconds and thirds.

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This recipe has been a staple in our family for years. It is a humble, comforting dish with roots in the Campbell’s Soup Home Economics Department.

When my husband or Pop craves it, this delight becomes an irresistible excuse to recreate memories, all nestled in a creamy, crispy Green Bean casserole recipe. Stock up on the five simple ingredients I’ll share with you here, and let’s embark on this nostalgic culinary journey together.

History of the Dish

Now, let me take you back to the 1950s, to the humble origins of the Durkee Green Bean Casserole recipe.

Back then, Dorcus Rilly from Campbell’s Soup was actively exploring innovative ways to inspire customers to unleash their creativity when using their products.

In her quest, she stumbled upon the magic of a simple yet satisfying dish – the Green Bean Casserole. It was love at first bite for many households nationwide—an instant classic that swept the nation with its deceptively simple preparation and unforgettable taste.

From then to now, this recipe has warmed countless hearts and held a special place at family gatherings and holiday meals, evolving into the comforting culinary gem we cherish today.

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What Can You Serve With Green Bean Casserole Durkee Recipe?

With the creamy, earthy flavors of our beloved Green Bean Casserole, the possibilities for perfect pairings are endless!

Picture it alongside a juicy roast turkey or ham, absorbing all those delicious juices. Pair it with a vibrant citrus salad or crusty artisan bread for a lighter meal, which beautifully balances the casserole’s hearty profile.

If you’re a potato lover like me, a side of garlic mashed potatoes or sweet potato, casserole would make an indulgent companion.

And for a fun spin, why not try it with some spicy Cajun shrimp or zesty lemon chicken? No matter the pairings, the Green Bean Casserole recipe always shines, adding comfort and joy to every meal.

How to Make Green Bean Casserole

I know, not rocket science, but it’s old fashioned “comfort food” for my southern boys…and other any “southern folks” at heart. It uses 5 simple ingredients, and all of them are very shelf stable!

You can stock up on these items when they are on sale and be ready to rock out the holidays, or simply whip up a treat for when someone is hankering for it.  After all, don’t we all get cravings for comfort food from childhood?

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Green Bean Casserole Ingredients

You will need:

  • Green Beans – These form the heart of our casserole, providing a bright, earthy base to the dish.
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup – This luxurious, savory glue binds everything together, creating a heavenly creamy texture.
  • French Fried Onions – A must-have for that delightful crunch on top. They’re golden and crispy and add a whole new dimension to the dish.
  • Milk – The smooth operator that aids in blending all flavors harmoniously while giving the casserole its creamy consistency.
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Preparation Instructions

  1. To get started, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Next, in a large mixing bowl, combine two cans of green beans, one can of cream of mushroom soup, half a cup of milk, and two tablespoons of soy sauce. Mix well to combine all the ingredients nicely.
  2. Pop this delectable mixture into an oven-safe casserole dish to prepare it for baking. Try topping it with crispy fried onions if you like a little extra crunch.
  3. Now, when it comes to baking this bad boy, it’s all a matter of personal preference. You could bake it at 350 for about thirty minutes, remove it from the oven, top it with those delicious onions, and throw it back in for another 15 minutes (for ultimate crunch).
  4. Or, just bake it at 350 for about 45 minutes to get everything all bubbly and beautiful. Regardless of your chosen method, your green bean casserole Durkee recipe will surely be a hit with everyone at the table!
Durkee Green Bean Casserole Recipe ready to eat

How to Switch This Up a Bit

Looking to add a spin to the classic Green Bean Casserole Durkee Recipe? I’ve got you covered! Add some diced red bell peppers for a pop of color and sweetness.

Love cheese? Mix in some grated cheddar or sprinkle Parmesan on top before baking for an ooey-gooey experience.

Or how about a touch of heat? A sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes will do the trick. For mushroom lovers, sautéed fresh mushrooms will elevate the cream of mushroom soup flavor. Lastly, if you’re seeking a healthier version, swap canned green beans for fresh or frozen, and use homemade cream of mushroom soup. Happy experimenting!

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How long can I store the leftover Durkee green bean casserole recipe in the fridge?

Your casserole should be stored in the fridge within 2 hours of cooking and in an airtight container to ensure its freshness. It can last 3-4 days in the fridge as long as it is properly stored.

Can I freeze the green bean casserole, Durkee?

You sure can! The green bean casserole Durkee recipe can be frozen, but remember to let it cool to room temperature before freezing. Store it in a freezer-safe, airtight container, or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. It can last up to 2-3 months in the freezer, and it’s best to thaw it in the fridge overnight before reheating it to retain its texture and flavor.

How should I reheat the green bean casserole Durkee recipe?

Simply preheat your oven to 350°F, and spoon the desired casserole into an oven-safe baking dish. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 15-20 minutes or until warmed through. Remove the foil for a golden-brown crust and cook for 5-10 minutes. Alternatively, you can microwave it by covering the casserole with a damp paper towel and microwaving on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

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Yield: 5 - 6 servings

Green Bean Casserole

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We have this as a staple each year for the holidays. I know — not exactly gourmet but it’s a holiday staple.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 3 cans green beans, drained
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 small packaged French Fried Onions
  • 1 soup can of milk
  • 1 dash soy sauce


Combine beans, soup, milk and soy sauce.

Pop into your oven safe casserole dish. Top with onions and bake at 350 degrees until bubbly.


Some people actually argue over that fact and bake it at 350 for thirty minutes, remove it from the oven, and add the onions. Then they return the pan to the oven for about fifteen minutes more, just to get those onions all warm and crunchy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 554mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 6g

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