Take your green bean casserole to another level with this loaded recipe! Topped with shredded cheese, crispy bacon, and of course, fried onions, this is one tasty dish that's perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 1-quart casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large pot of boiling water, add green beans and cook for 3 minutes, until bright green. Drain, then place in an ice bath to cool. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
1 pound green beans
Meanwhile, in a saucepan set over medium heat, whisk together the soup, milk, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then whisk in 1 cup of the cheese until completely incorporated. Pour over the green beans and toss to coat, then transfer to a casserole dish.
14.5 ounces condensed Cream of Mushroom soup, 1 cup milk, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Top with remaining cheese, then bake for 20 minutes, until warmed through and bubbling around the edges.
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Top the casserole with fried onions and the crisp bacon and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
1 ½ cups french fried onions, 4 slices cooked bacon
Placing the cooked green beans into iced water helps the to keep their texture and not lose their bright green color.
If you don't like mushrooms, you can make this with cream of chicken soup as well.
Trim the ends off of the green beans before cooking as these can be tough to eat.