Easiest 3-Ingredient Green Bean Casserole Recipe – A Family Favorite!

 by Texas Homesteader ~ 

A mandatory part of all our family holiday traditional meals is RancherMan’s Green Bean Casserole. He admits that it’s ridiculously easy to make. No complicated instructions here – this is the EASIEST green bean casserole ever!

RANCHERMAN'S GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE! No holiday is complete without his much-demanded dish. Today I'm sharing his recipe. #TexasHomesteader

Family Holiday Traditions

Special family holidays like Thanksgiving & Christmas require two non-negotiable dishes to be provided from RancherMan & me: 

It’s requested that I bring my desserty dish that I make with cherry pie filling, whipped topping, crushed pineapple, and my own quick homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk.

Sometimes I add chopped pecans if there are no allergies to work around. We’ve named the dessert ‘Cherry Shtuff’. 

Favorite No-Cook Cherry Holiday Dessert - Cherries, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Pineapple, Cool Whip, Cream Cheese. #TexasHomesteader

Also on the must-have menu is RancherMan’s Famous Green Bean Casserole.

Now I’m not exaggerating here, those dishes are NON NEGOTIABLE. We can bring other dishes to the gatherings if we like as long as these two specialties are included! 

I’ve already shared my Cherry Shtuff recipe with you dear readers, but I’ve recently had several requests to share RancherMan’s most-requested dish. Today’s the day!

Simple Green Bean Casserole Ingredients

First he brings out the few simple ingredients that his recipe requires:

      • Canned green beans (he uses french-cut style),

      • Cream of mushroom soup,

      • French’s Fried Onions.

Now it’s tradition that he uses this awful, ugly green casserole dish to make it in. We have others but this is the only one he will use. 

Can you say “1960’s Avocado Green”?  (groan…) 

Ugly Green bowl. RANCHERMAN'S GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE! No holiday is complete without his much-demanded dish. Today I'm sharing his recipe. #TexasHomesteader

I’ve tried to sneak it out in the Goodwill pile on more than one occasion. But I’ve now resigned myself that this ugly dish will be stored in my kitchen cabinets ad infinitum to be used twice a year, every year, without fail.  LOL

Green Bean Casserole Comes Together Fast

Now with lightning speed he assembles his dish:

    • Drain one can of green beans and add to the casserole dish 

    • Add the second can of green beans without draining 

    • Stir in cream of mushroom soup and 1/2 of the fried onions 

    • Place the casserole in the oven that’s been preheated to 350 degrees for about 15 minutes 

    • When it’s hot & bubbly add the rest of the French’s fried onions to the top 

    • Return the dish to the hot oven until lightly browned 

(I should note here that I much prefer making my own Homemade ‘Cream-Of’ Soup.

How I make my own inexpensive 'cream of' anything soup fast. #TexasHomesteader

But there’s no way I’m not gonna get in RancherMan’s way or touch his recipe! LOL)

Simple Yet Delicious Green Bean Casserole

Anyway – Voila! RancherMan’s Green Bean Casserole! 

It’s not made complicated by various fru-fru ingredient additions. And it’s absolutely delicious in its simplicity.

When we gather for the holidays, everyone brings a dish so we always have lots of food.

Sometimes if we’re lucky we can bring back home a small leftover serving of my cherry shtuff dessert or a smidge of another dish we brought.

But there are never (read NEVER) any leftovers of RancherMan’s green bean casserole. 

Yeah, it’s that good.

RANCHERMAN'S GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE! No holiday is complete without his much-demanded dish. Today I'm sharing his recipe. #TexasHomesteader

RancherMan’s Simple Green Bean Casserole Recipe

And now, without further adieu, here is RancherMan’s much-requested green bean casserole recipe:

Did you make this dish? Please rate the recipe in your comment below!


RancherMan's Green Bean Casserole Recipe

French-cut green beans, cream of mushroom soup and french-fried onions make a delicious holiday dish - green bean casserole. #TexasHomesteader

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, cream of mushroom soup, french cut green beens, french fried onions, green beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 People
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


  • 2 14.5 oz cans Green Beans - we like French-Cut style
  • 1 10 oz can Cream Of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 6 oz pkg French Fried Onions



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Drain only one can of green beans and add to casserole dish. Add remaining can of green beans without draining.

  3. Stir in 1 can cream of mushroom soup and about 1/2 of the container of french fried onions. Stir gently to incorporate.

  4. Place casserole into preheated oven and heat until thoroughly heated and barely bubbling. (about 15 minutes)

  5. Remove casserole dish and sprinkle remaining fried onions on top of casserole. Return casserole to oven until the top is lightly browned (about 5 minutes)


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8 thoughts on “Easiest 3-Ingredient Green Bean Casserole Recipe – A Family Favorite!

  1. Greg Hill

    Going after Rancher mans Green Bean Casserole again.
    I didn’t care for the one’s I saw online and remembered Texas Homesteader I had tried and was delicious.
    Having Thanksgiving today because family members working schedules. It’s not the day that matters it’s the Thanksgiving we share with our family and friends that matter.
    Thanks again for the recipe that was shared, can’t wait to try it again.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Rancher man , God Bless you both this Holiday Season.

  2. Erlene

    I love the avocado dish, reminds me of when I was younger 🙂 I tried this cream of mushroom green bean casserole and a fresh made one for Thanksgiving and the cream of mushroom won. Sometimes it’s hard to beat old classics.

  3. Rose @ Walnut Acre

    Simple and delicious! That’s my favorite type of recipe 🙂

  4. ColleenB.

    Don’t think it would seem like Thanksgiving and not have the green bean casserole dish; no matter what color you casserole dish is. (mine isn’t green but I have the old brown color.)
    I’m not much for the French Fried Onions so I deep fry some shallots / onions and also use cut up fried crisp bacon for the topping. I also use fresh green beans,not canned;(fresh beans boiled in water for 2-3 minutes and then dumped in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process) and make my own ‘gravy’ in place of the Cream of mushroom soup.
    Little extra work but like so much better.

  5. Greg Hill

    Oh Boy !!! My kind of cooking …Throw it in mix it up, Pop it in the oven and WA -LA .
    Now were talking ! No time to mess around just GET-ER Done son.
    I’m totally excited to see this kind of recipe during this time of the season coming.
    This looks so simple that even my wife might try to make it some day and she doesn’t cook.
    Thanks again for sharing this simple Green Bean Casserole. I looking forward to given it a 60s style Bowl to make it in just in honor of RancherMan’s tradition. It just might be the secrete to making this so good as you have said and so I don’t want to miss ANY ingredient.
    Now I have to find a 60’s style bowl … I Hope I can find a Green one. That to may be part of the secret to making RancherMan’s Green Bean Casserole….lol

    1. Amy

      The casserole dish is the key! Lol. I have the same dish, but in blue, and my green bean casserole is always requested. I make it almost the same as your husband but have always drained BOTH cans of green beans and just used 1 1/2 – 2 cans of soup. I’m going to try it his way this year.

      1. Texas Homesteader Post author

        LOL – I hear ya Amy. RancherMan loves that casserole dish, although more for the size and shape (and lid) than the design I’m sure. But you’re right, it’s hard to go wrong with green bean casserole – everyone loves it! Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours… ~TxH~

  6. Sharon

    I love the retro green casserole dish-it’s nice to see those lasting things in this throw away world. I think it’s comforting to see your dish on the Thanksgiving table year after year – especially because it’s Rancher Man’s contribution on that special occasion 🙂 .


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