Source: Building Our Family
Green bean casserole: It’s a holiday classic and a favorite in this house. Green bean casserole combines creamy texture with crunchy flavor as you bite into the crispy onions layered on top.
But the fun of the dish is the ability to shake it up a bit. You know, add a twist no one expects! Make this holiday season all about a fun flavor in an old dish with these seven new twists on your classic green bean casserole recipe.
1. Smothered Bacon Green Bean Casserole
Source: Family Fresh Meals
Yes, I said bacon. The smoky meat can really add some serious flavor to a dish everyone loves anyway. With bacon that’s smothered in soy sauce and brown sugar, the sweet kick in the midst of a vegetable dish is a perfect pairing. This recipe is full of flavor and your guests will be full of compliments for the chef, as well!
Everything is better with bacon, and we know these Bacon-Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls will be a popular treat for your Thanksgiving feast!
2. Cheesy Green Bean Casserole
Source: Spicy Southern Kitchen
Nothing’s better than cheese on a dish that’s already a creamy delight. I love putting cheese on veggies alone, so why not add it to green bean casserole to make it even better? Add sharp cheddar to make the flavor stand out and watch as family and friends gobble it up!
3. Green Bean Casserole-Stuffed Onion Ring Towers
Source: Building Our Family
This creative twist will entertain kids and adults both. Stuffing delicious onion rings with green bean casserole only gives you more of a reason to eat your veggies! Make these for the holidays, game day, or anytime to make any meal fun.
4. Chicken & Rice Green Bean Casserole
Source: Seed at the Table
Green bean casserole as a meal can be a great holiday filler. During the hustle and bustle, create this super easy recipe that will fill everyone up. With rice, chicken, and cheese included, this warm and savory dish is perfect in front of the fire.
5. Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole
Source: The Magical Slow Cooker
Not so much a twist on flavor but certainly a twist on getting more time for yourself, imagine the aroma coming from the kitchen with this in the slow cooker? As we all know, the slow cooker adds a flavor that is unique! Easy to make and easy to serve, this adaptation to the cooking method is a hit!
6. Paleo Green Bean Casserole
Source: Fed + Fit
There’s some debate as to whether green beans are actually paleo, but with homemade onions on top it could be argued that this dish is totally on par with paleo. I love this all-homemade twist and think I might even like this version better than the fried onions!
If you’re serving guests with special dietary needs or restrictions, you might try a few of these irresistible gluten-free Thanksgiving side dishes!
7. Mini Green Bean Casseroles
Source: Campbell’s Kitchen
Let’s add some warm bread to our holiday favorite, shall we? With a biscuit wrapped around your green bean casserole, these would be perfect for a potluck dinner, the kids who think veggies are no fun, and anyone else who loves biscuits and green bean casserole!