Bacon And Green Bean Casserole... Forget The Canned Soup Recipe. A Thanksgiving MUST!

I think Steve's (husband) favorite side dish on Thanksgiving is Green Bean Casserole. I do love it as well... But to be honest I think its mushy and kinda unattractive looking. Something about the dish rubs me the wrong way when I think about it.... it's too much canned stuff. Canned soup, canned beans, packaged fried onions...

So here is a freshened up version that is a gazillion times better... yes that's right..... a GAZILLION.

Come on now... it has bacon! How can it not be good right?!

1lb fresh green beans halved
4 slices bacon
1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
3  oz cream cheese
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2/3 cup whole milk
2 cloves minced garlic
1 container Frenches Fried Onions

Over medium heat fry your bacon until its crispy. Remove slices from pan, dump most of your bacon grease out of the pan leaving about 1tbs in there.

Add beans and Worcestershire sauce and saute for about 10 minutes tossing frequently

In a separate pan  add milk cheeses and garlic over medium low heat stir constantly until it is smooth.

Add beans,  and cheese sauce together, then crumble your bacon into the mix.

Transfer to a small baking dish.

Top with French's onions.

Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.

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  1. Okay, so Hubs is adamently against green been casserole, but I loved it as a kid. Wonder if I could convince his this would be tasty...

  2. Finally a green bean casserole without canned soup! This looks scrumptious. :)

  3. It is quite yummy I hope you all give it a try =)

  4. You mention milk in the directions, but there is no milk listed in the ingredients. How much milk do we use? This sounds like a very yummy casserole!

  5. It says 2/3 cup whole milk!!