Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Green Bean Casserole Recipe

What would a holiday meal be without a green bean casserole? As a kid, you tend to stick up your nose and this goopy, unappetizingly colored dish. But as an adult, you realize that green beans drenched in bechamel sauce is a beautiful and tasty combination. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory. Weight is medium but can be balanced with red wine vinegar and sugar. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Emotional response of a warm home cooked holiday meal. Best categorized as traditional American.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Holiday, Thanksgiving
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green bean, green bean casserole, recipes, Thanksgiving
Servings: 6 people
Author: Chef Ryan Callahan
Cost: $10


  • sauce pan or saute pan
  • can opener
  • casserole baking dish
  • Cooking utensil spoon



  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cans french style green beans drain water from can
  • ½ c. Parmesan or mozzarella cheese

Flavor Balancers:

  • ½ tsp. Kosher salt or sea salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper finely ground


  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning


  • Combine green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and seasonings into a 2 quart sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stir in cheese. Remove from heat and transfer to baking dish. Cover with French’s fried onions. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.


I recommend starting this recipe on the stove because it is easier to adjust your flavors on the stove as opposed to baking everything together at once and hoping for the best. Casseroles that contain cream of mushroom soup tend to be heavy. But by taking control of the flavor and weight in advance, we have a recipe for success.

Cooking for Chemo focuses on teaching you how to make your food taste good again during cancer and chemotherapy treatments. The flavor and cooking techniques contained within our easy to make recipes will help improve your quality of life as you go through cancer and chemotherapy treatments. Our cooking and flavor techniques can be integrated with any diet regimen. Talk with your dietitian to come up with a quality nutrition plan. This site is not to be taken as or used instead of professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor, oncologist, and dietitian before starting any new diet.

For more cooking for chemotherapy recipes like this, you can pick up a copy of Cooking for Chemo …and After! By Chef Ryan Callahan -The Cancer Chef- on Amazon. Have specific questions? Email us at

About the Author:

Chef Ryan Callahan is a 2x Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winning Chef. He is also the author of "Cooking for Chemo ...and After!" Chef Ryan acted as his mother's primary caregiver while she herself went through chemotherapy treatments. He has dedicated his life to helping cancer fighters navigate the difficulty that eating related side-effect present to the cancer fighter.