A classic on the Thanksgiving table, green bean casserole combines creamy mushrooms, green beans and that crave-worthy fried onion topping. The dish is often overlooked during the rest of the year—but why? It’s delicious. From gluten-free versions to green bean casseroles with chunks of bacon, here are 15 new twists on the time-honored dish.
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Green Bean Casserole Galette
Reinvent the classic by baking green beans and creamed mushrooms into a galette. (The sweetness of the crunch is a fabulous addition.)
Green Bean Casserole with Onion Rings
Thick-cut fried onion rings transform this green bean casserole into a “wow” dish. (Thanks for the tip, Heidi Larsen.)
Gimme Some Oven
Healthy Green Bean Casserole
The OG green bean casserole isn’t exactly a salad, but this version lightens things up with 2 percent milk and veggie stock instead of cream.
Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Fried Shallots
There’s some real satisfaction in frying your own shallots. (And bonus, you can use the same skillet to bake the whole casserole.)
Roasted Butternut Squash Green Bean Casserole
Here’s a fun twist: Add colorful chunks of butternut squash and slivers of almonds for extra crunch.
The Best Homemade Healthy Green Bean Casserole
Move over, Campbell’s. Coterie member Monique Volz’s “healthy-ish” green bean casserole skips the cream but still maintains plenty of cheesy flavor.
The Simple Veganista
Vegan Green Bean Casserole
Baked onions, blanched green beans and a dairy-free gravy keep this green bean casserole vegan and low in calories.
Clean Eating Magazine
Summery Green Bean Casserole
Think green bean casserole is just for cold-weather holidays? Eat this in August and prepare to have your mind blown.
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Green Bean Casserole
Paleo and gluten-free green bean casserole does exist! Here’s all the proof you need.
Yellow Bliss Road/A Cup Full of Sass
Bacon and Green Bean Casserole
Fact: Everything’s better with bacon. (And a cup of whipping cream adds extra decadent creaminess.)
The Mom 100
Fresh Green Bean Casserole
The canned version was meant to be quick and easy, but Katie Workman shows us that fresh is just as simple.
All Day I Dream About Food
Cheesy Green Bean Casserole with White Cooking Wine
White wine adds a richness to this sauce and gives it depth of flavor like nothing you’d find in a can.
Roasted Green Beans with Bacon
Don’t be intimidated by the lengthy ingredients list—this green bean casserole takes only five minutes of prep.
Low Carb Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole
Gluten-free green bean casserole doesn’t mean no crunch. You’ll get a savory bite thanks to almond flour and dried minced onions on top of this low-carb casserole.
The Typical Mom
Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole
Pull out that Instant Pot. One of its many talents? Whipping up a truly incredible green bean casserole.