Cheesy, Creamy Green Bean Casserole

A spoonful of casserole scooped from a dish.

Dressing up the classic Green Bean Casserole with creamy cheesiness, extra flavor, a little crunch, and cayenne pepper. Delicious!



4 cups water

2 teaspoons sea salt

4 cloves garlic, pressed

2  16-ounce bags frozen cut green beans

1  10.5-ounce can condensed cream of mushroom soup

1  10.5-ounce can condenced cream of asparagus soup

1/2 cup milk

1  8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, drained

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 cups, 8-ounces, shredded Mexican Blend Four Cheese

1  6-ounce can crispy fried onions


Preheat onven to 350 degrees.

Add frozen beans into water, garlic, and salt mixture and cook just until tender, about 20 minutes.

Stir together in a large bowl the soups, milk, chestnuts, and pepper while beans are cooking.

Drain beans well and gently stir them into the soup mixture.

Layer into a 9 x 13 casserole dish half of the bean mixture, half of the cheese, and half of the crispy onions.

Repeat layers.

Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the onions are golden and the dish is bubbling.

Serve hot.


Be sure not to overcook beans in order to keep their shape when stirring into the soup mixture.

Water Chestnuts may be omitted for those who don’t like the added extra crunch.

Casserole may be wrapped tightly with foil and frozen before topped with other half of onions. Defrost and add onions before baking.

Keywords: green bean casserole

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