How to Make Green Bean Casserole for Thanksgiving

Recipes so easy, even a 5-year-old can do it.

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and to help you get ready for the big meal, we'll be offering up a few standard turkey day recipes that are so easy, even a little kid (like my son Ethan, who is five years old in this video from last November) can do it.

Today's recipe: green bean casserole! The prep time is about 10 minutes, and it's a great, simple side dish that's sure to please the palates of your dinner guests – no matter their age.

The best part is that you can set it aside and warm it up at the last minute, which makes it perfect for the frazzled chef on Thanksgiving day.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans of French-cut green beans
  • 1 large container of French fried onions
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup

Here's how you make it:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Drain the green beans and empty into a large bowl. Add the can of soup and a handful of the French fried onions and stir until mixed well.

Empty the mixture into a casserole dish or glass pan, spread the mixture evenly and top with the rest of the French fried onions.

Bake for 30-45 minutes. As Ethan says, "You know it's done when it's golden brown."


Jen Anesi (Editor) November 12, 2012 at 04:55 AM
Haha, I think he has a little work to do before we get to crème brûlée! But he does know how to roast asparagus (it's his absolute favorite – he will eat half a bunch all by himself, no joke!). He won't let me help break off the stem or coat it in olive oil or anything – he gets really possessive of his asparagus.... And yeah, chicken bacon roulades might be next on the list. Bacon is amazing. Just... yeah. Amazing. Yep.


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