A New Way to Serve Green Bean Casserole

A New Way to Serve Green Bean Casserole

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Green Bean Casserole is amazing, especially once you put your own twist on it. I shared my Cheesy Green Bean Casserole with Bacon so now I want to share my awesome way of serving it… with another southern favorite.

Cornbread!

Cornbread is one of the big things I miss about the east coast. I’m sure you could find it somewhere around here but I haven’t yet. It’s one of those homestyle comfort foods that goes well with anything. That’s what inspired me to make this cornbread bowl used to serve the Cheesy Green Bean Casserole in.

The process was easy and not much different from making regular cornbread. The difference was what I baked it in.

I preheated the oven to 400°F. Then I prepared a box of cornbread mix according to the directions and poured it into a small, greased baking dish.

Cornbread Bowl

I used an even smaller (well greased on the outside) metal bowl to make the hollow part of the bowl. I placed the metal dish in the middle of the small baking dish and filled it slightly with water to weigh it down. I made sure the metal dish sat on top of the cornbread mixture and not the bottom of the pan.

I put the setup on a cookie sheet and baked it like that for 30 minutes. I carefully twisted the metal bowl out and returned it to the oven for 6 more minutes so the middle could cook through.

Cornbread Bowl

After that it was just a matter of filling the bowl with that delicious green bean casserole and serve it up. I’m still working out the details for making individual corn bread cups. As soon as I perfect that I’ll be sharing so stay on the lookout for that.

Green Bean Casserole in a Cornbread Bowl

Next time you’re in Walmart, go look at the screens by the green bean casserole display at the end of the aisle.  Walmart is picking the best of the ideas given by people like you and me to show right there in the store!  If you see mine, let me know with a post or a tweet!  Make sure to go to thisismytwist.com to see everyone’s suggested twists!

 

I want to know what you think about Green Bean Casserole! If you take this 10 Minute Survey, you could get a $5 Walmart gift card if you are one of the first 100 people that fully completes the survey (U.S. citizens only, must be 18 years or older to participate).

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole with Bacon

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole with Bacon

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Green Bean Casserole is synonymous with most holiday dinners. It’s a tried and true dish that is passed down from generation to generation. But do you ever get tired of eating the same thing over and over again each year? I know I do which is why this year I’m adding my own twist to the classic side dish.

Being a country girl there are two key ingredients missing from the traditional green bean casserole. Can you guess which ingredients I’m referring to? Time’s up! I’m talking about cheese and bacon. These are the two ingredients I think every dish should have (within reason, of course.) That’s why I’m adding them to this years festivities.

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole with Bacon

This recipe is a spin off of the traditional Green Bean Casserole recipe and uses many of the original ingredients. Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup is pretty much a must; it’s an easy, everyday recipe I always have on hand. We’ll also be using French’s® French Fried Onions and Del Monte® Green Beans.

But that’s where we stop following tradition!

While the original green bean casserole recipe is easy and yummy it leaves a little to be desired. That desire is fulfilled with the addition of bacon and cheddar cheese. I even used cheddar french fried onions! I did have to stop myself from eating them out of the canister because they are so good! But back to this new recipe. Here’s how to make it.

The first thing is to fry up 1/2 pound of bacon, make it semi-crispy! Reserve 2 tablespoons of the grease and discard (or store) the rest. Let it cool for about 10 minutes and break the bacon into chunks.

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Combine the following ingredients in a large bowl:

2 – 10.5 oz cans of Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

4 – 14.5 oz cans of (any style) Del Monte Green Beans, drained

1 cup of French’s Crispy Fried Onions

1 tablespoons of butter

2 tablespoons of bacon fat

1/2 cup of half & half

1/2 cup of turkey broth

½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 teaspoon of salt (more or less to taste)

1 teaspoons of ground black pepper (more or less to taste)

Lightly grease a 13×9 baking dish and pour ingredients in. Bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle the top with more French’s French Fried Onions and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole and Bacon

This is a fresh take on grandma’s classic dish and I’d love to hear what you think about it! Be sure to check out this post for an upbeat (and delicious) way to serve our new green bean casserole.

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole with Bacon
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound of bacon, fried and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons reserved bacon grease
  • 2 - 10.5 oz cans of Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 4 - 14.5 oz cans of (any style) Del Monte Green Beans, drained
  • 1 cup of French’s Crispy Fried Onions
  • 1 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup of half & half
  • 1/2 cup of turkey broth
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1 teaspoons of ground black pepper (more or less to taste)

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Combine the ingredients in a large bowl

Lightly grease a 13x9 baking dish and pour ingredients in. Bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle the top with more French’s Crispy Fried Onions and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

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Calories
279 cal
Fat
22 g
Carbs
4 g
Protein
19 g


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Next time you’re in Walmart, go look at the screens by the green bean casserole display at the end of the aisle.  Walmart is picking the best of the ideas given by people like you and I to show right there in the store!  If you see mine, let me know with a post or a tweet!  Make sure to go to thisismytwist.com to see everyone’s suggested twists!

 

I want to know what you think about Green Bean Casserole! If you take this 10 Minute Survey, you could get a $5 Walmart gift card if you are one of the first 100 people that fully completes the survey (U.S. citizens only, must be 18 years or older to participate).