9 Green Bean Casseroles to Make for Thanksgiving Dinner

Bacon-Topped Green Bean Casserole
Photo: Andy Lyons

The fresh flavor and creamy texture of green bean casserole have made it a go-to side dish. If you're looking for ways to switch up the classic comfort food, turn to these green bean recipes that showcase what you love about green bean casserole while adding surprising touches. We'll show you how to make green bean casserole!

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Spicy Green Bean Casserole

Spicy Green Bean Casserole
Andy Lyons

You can keep your fresh green bean casserole creamy, but adding serrano peppers and a dash of chili powder to the mix will give your holiday meal a spicy kick. Even non-spice lovers will scoop up a serving when they see the buttery bread crumb and almond topping.

02 of 09

Bacon-Topped Green Bean Casserole

Bacon-Topped Green Bean Casserole
Andy Lyons

Bacon makes everything better, and this bean recipe is no exception: Wild mushrooms give this green bean casserole with bacon substance, and crispy bacon provides the final touch.

Test Kitchen Tip: Make the components of this easy green bean casserole recipe ahead of time, then assemble when you're ready to bake.

03 of 09

Potato Chip-Topped Green Bean Casserole

Potato Chip-Topped Green Bean Casserole
Andy Lyons

It's easy to make green bean casserole from scratch! French fried onions and bread crumbs aren't your only options for a crispy finish. For the crunchiest green bean casserole topper ever, sprinkle this slow cooker version with potato chips before serving.

04 of 09

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Homemade Green Bean Casserole
Andy Lyons

This bean casserole is the real deal: Made entirely from scratch, our creamy, nutty green bean dish is sure to impress. Plus, it can be made up to 24 hours ahead of schedule, saving you precious prep time later.

05 of 09

Creamy Green Beans with Crispy Shallots

Creamy Green Beans with Crispy Shallots

A hint of nutmeg spices the mushroom cream sauce that coats the fresh green beans in this casserole recipe. Fried shallots add the required crunch to the homemade green bean casserole topping.

06 of 09

Smoky Green Bean Casserole

Smoky Green Bean Casserole
Andy Lyons

When you want to make a green bean casserole but your oven is busy, turn to this slow cooker recipe. Cremini mushrooms and smoked Gouda cheese add spunk to the variation of the favorite Thanksgiving side dish.

07 of 09

Rosemary Roasted Green Beans and Brussels Sprouts

Rosemary Roasted Vegetables

Looking for green bean recipes with lots of flavor but without the heavy sauce? Try this roasted side dish featuring green beans and Brussels sprouts accented with flavorful onions, rosemary, and crispy pancetta. You'll love this healthy green bean casserole recipe!

08 of 09

Simple Green Bean Casserole

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Sometimes the basics are best. Cream of mushroom soup is the foundation for the sauce in this bean casserole. Pimientos add a dash of color, and onions and bread crumbs give the casserole a light crunch.

09 of 09

A Better Green Bean Bake

Green Bean Bake Revisited

Fresh onion and baby portobello mushrooms update the flavor in this cheesy green bean casserole. Top the beans with goat cheese and an onion topping for hints of creaminess and crunch.

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