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Fresh Green Bean Casserole With Crispy Fried Onions

  • Author: Amy
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


My version of this classic vegetable side dish. Extra saucy and made with fresh green beans, my green bean casserole is a family favorite. I use sour cream, white wine, caramelized onions, and parmesan cheese; with French’s Crispy Fried Onions and crunchy bacon on top.



1 1/4 lb. fresh green beans, cut into bite-sized pieces.

4 pieces thick-cut bacon

3 onions

1/4 tsp salt

pinch of pepper

1 26oz can cream of mushroom soup

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup white wine

2/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 can of fried onions (could you use two cans…Probably, yes)


  1. Preheat:  Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Render the bacon: Fry the bacon in a heavy bottom pan over medium heat until crispy. About 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Set bacon aside.
  3. Cook Onions: Cook the onions in the bacon drippings, adding 1/4 tsp salt and a few cracks (pinch) of black pepper. 5-10 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Combine: Combine green beans, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, onion mixture, white wine, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  5. Bake: Pour into a casserole dish and bake 60 minutes uncovered (375°F).
  6. Toppings: Remove from oven top with fried onions and chopped bacon.
  7. Return to the oven: Return green bean casserole to the oven and bake an additional 15 minutes.


Make-ahead green bean casserole:  Assemble the casserole and store covered in the refrigerator overnight.

Healthier green bean casserole:  You can make some swaps in this recipe.  Here are some ideas: low-fat cream of mushroom soup, light sour cream, saute onions in olive oil, leaving out the bacon.

  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: North American

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