You’re about to become everyone’s favorite at any gathering!
I love green bean casserole. It reminds me of holidays, friends, smiles. I also love it because it’s green and beautiful. A few days ago around midnight, Matthew came into the bedroom where I was reading and asked if we could have green bean casserole “tomorrow”. I told him we would gather the ingredients the next day. Then I came to thinking how I made broccoli casserole last year and I loved it so much, so why don’t we mix these beans and brocs and make a delicious green bean and broccoli casserole? I can’t be happier about how it came out! In the recipe below I am using frozen vegetables which adds simplicity in the time saving department.
Green Bean and Broccoli Casserole
frozen green beans
frozen broccoli florets
can cream of mushroom soup
French's fried onions
Preheat your oven to 350.
Mix soup, milk and pepper in a baking dish.
Stir in frozen beans, frozen broccoli and 1 cup fried onions. Stir good.
Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes. (Make sure it's hot inside)
Stir it, then top your remaining 1/2 cup onions on top.
Bake 5 more minutes until your onions are golden brown.
We are getting down to the nitty gritty with saved frozen vegetables from the garden last year. I found these guys hiding in the back of the freezer, they are the last bag.
Here are all your ingredients.
Cream of mushroom soup – I love you.
Does anyone eat cream of mushroom soup by itself? I don’t but I can imagine how good it would be as I always lick the spoon clean after scooping it out.
Then add your milk.
Mix it! Arm workout!
Add pepper and stir again!
Add your frozen beans..
Then your frozen broccoli…
Here are your fried onions. Truth: I don’t like onions. I’m really picky about them. But for some reason I’m 100% fine with these fried onions – how that makes sense, I have no idea.
Sprinkle your onions in..
Then more arm power and keep mixing..
Until you have a creamy beautiful mixture that looks like that. Into the oven it goes..
Then 40 minutes later, this lovely smelling dish comes out.
We want to add some more onions to crisp the top. This will really make the casserole extra special!
5 more minutes until they’re slightly browned on top.
Oh man, about this time Matthew just happily showed up in the kitchen. I slapped his hands away.
Many people serve bean/broccoli casserole as a side, but we had it for a man dish with some toasted garlic bread/bread rolls. There is creaminess residing in the casserole so you want to have some bread to dip in..
Serve away! Just wait for the “ooohs” and “aahhs” and “iloveyous”.