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Green Bean Casserole With Bacon

Creamy, Crunchy, Flavorful and BACON family favorite! Every bite of this Green Bean Casserole with BACON will disappear when you serve this delightful dish at your next gathering! 

a spoonful of the completed dish

Why This Recipe Works

  • Fast,
  • Easy
  • What works better together than green beans and BACON? UMMMMMM….. NOTHING! 

Here’s How It’s Done

STEP 1. Mix.

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.

all of the ingredients for green bean casserole in silver bowl

STEP 2. Spread

Spread into a prepared 9×13 baking dish and BAKE! 

the baking dish ready for the oven

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Is Green Bean Casserole Good For Me? 

Well, of course, that depends on your diet and what YOU consider good for you. This casserole does involve a lot of canned and processed foods BUT it has green beans and isn’t overloaded with carbs. So, what diet do you follow and that should guide you regarding if this is good for you or not. 

It’s as good for you as our Best Double Green Bean Casserole Recipe (Classic), which is saying a lot!

How Long Is Green Bean Casserole With Bacon Good? 

This casserole will stay good in the refrigerator for about 5 days. Don’t leave it out longer than 2 hours before refrigerating. 

Can I Freeze Green Bean Casserole? 

Actually, yes you can! Cover and wrap it well and put it in the freezer, no problem 

How Do I Reheat Green Bean Casserole? 

  • Reheat in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes


  • place on a microwave safe dish and microwave in one minute intervals until heated through. 

Can I Make Green Bean Casserole Ahead? 

Yes! Absolutely! Make it the day before, refrigerate covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and bake it just before you are ready to use. You can also just go ahead and bake it and then heat for 20 minutes at 350 just before you serve. 

How to Heat If Frozen

To heat this casserole if frozen, preheat the oven to 325 and place frozen dish into the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

How To Thaw Green Bean Casserole with Bacon.

Place it in the refrigerator the day before you plan to use it and it will thaw overnight. 

Do I Need To Cover Green Bean Casserole With Bacon While Cooking? 

No, you do not need to cover this casserole while it bakes. If you notice that it seems to be getting too brown on top, then go ahead and cover with aluminum foil. 

What Goes With Green Bean Casserole? 

OH MAN! What DOESN’T go with green bean casserole with Bacon? 

We LOVE ANY of the following…

Turkey or Ham or what about Pork Chops

Then of course, the sides are endless! Scalloped Potatoes are awesome. Everyone wants some hashbrown casserole

How about Classic Mashed Potatoes? Corn on the cob anyone? 

Cherry Cobbler and Ice Cream? 

Apple Pie

Yeah, everyone will show up at your door! 

close up corner of green bean casserole with large pieces of bacon

Tips and Tricks for PERFECT Green Bean Casserole With Bacon

  • Fry the bacon EXTRA crispy! Verging on burnt is best! You can make it in the oven to avoid the mess!
  • Make sure you have everything ready to go before you start to assemble the casserole! 
  • Feel free to use less french fried onions, but I think they make a perfect bite and love to use LOTS! 
  • You’ll want a really flavorful whole grain mustard. If you don’t have whole grain, then try Dijon but don’t do yellow mustard.
  • Here’s an interesting history of green bean casserole! 


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a spoonful of the completed dish

Green Bean Casserole With Bacon

Smoky, creamy, decadent and PERFECT casserole for family gatherings.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green bean casserole, green beans casserole with bacon
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 130kcal


  • 54 oz green beans recommend Margaret Holmes Seasoned Italian
  • 30 oz cream of celery soup 2 cans
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 slices bacon cooked crispy, chopped small
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tbs garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbs worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp whole grain mustard
  • 1 tsp white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce (optional - but it amps up the flavor)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (if using the Margaret Holmes seasoned beans, do not add extra salt)
  • 1 tsp black pepper ground. If using the seasoned beans, do not add pepper.
  • 1 1/2 Cups French Fried Onions


  • Preheat the oven to 350 and prepare a 9x13 baking dish with non stick spray.
  • Mix all of the ingredients EXCEPT the french fried onions together in a large mixing bowl. Use a spatula to mix gently but well. Pour into the prepared 9x13 baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the french fried onions over the top
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes until bubbly throughout. Serve hot.


  • Fry the bacon EXTRA crispy!  Verging on burnt is best! You can make it in the oven to avoid the mess!
  • Make sure you have everything ready to go before you start to assemble the casserole! 
  • Feel free to use less french fried onions, but I think they make a perfect bite and love to use LOTS! 
  • You'll want a really flavorful whole grain mustard.  If you don't have whole grain, then try Dijon but don't do yellow mustard.


Nutrition Facts
Green Bean Casserole With Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 425mg18%
Potassium 437mg12%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 745IU15%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Recipe Rating

Winnona Myers

Sunday 24th of December 2023

Made this for Thanksgiving and I messed it up. Recipe says 30 oz/2can of soup. Soup came in 10.5 Oz cans so I used 3 which was too much.

Loved the Italian green beans in this recipe, although I couldn't find the seasoned ones.

I'll try again next year for sure!

Cecelia Carr

Friday 1st of November 2019

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Saturday 2nd of November 2019

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