RancherMan’s Famous Green Bean Casserole

by Texas Homesteader ~

Special family holidays like Thanksgiving & Christmas require two non-negotiable dishes to be provided from the Taylor Household:  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’.  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!

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

Simple Ingredients

First he brings out the few simple ingredients that his recipe requires:  Two cans of green beans (he uses french-cut style), one can of cream of mushroom soup and one container of 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…)  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

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

Comes Together Fast

Now with lightning speed he assembles his dish:  He drains one can of green beans and dumps the drained beans into the casserole dish.  Then he adds the second can of green beans without draining.  Finally he stirs in the cream of mushroom soup and about 1/2 of the fried onions and places the casserole in the oven that’s been preheated to 350 degrees.

When it’s hot & bubbly he brings the casserole out and adds the rest of the French’s fried onions to the top, returning the dish to the oven until lightly browned.  (I should note here that I  prefer making my own Homemade ‘Cream-Of’ Soup. But there’s no way I’m not gonna touch RancherMan’s recipe!  LOL)

Simple Yet Delicious

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 Green Bean Casserole

RancherMan's Green Bean Casserole

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 Container French Fried Onions



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Drain one can of green beans and add to casserole dish. Add remaining can of green beans without draining. Stir in 1 can cream of mushroom soup and about 1/2 of the container of french fried onions. Stir gently to incorporate.
  3. Place casserole into preheated oven and heat until thoroughly heated and barely bubbling. 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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17 thoughts on “RancherMan’s Famous Green Bean Casserole

  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. 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.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      I’m with you Colleen – green bean casserole is such a vital part of our Thanksgiving celebrations. Your version sounds absolutely delicious too. Have a wonderful holiday, sweet friend – and STAY WARM! ~TMH~

  4. 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. Texas Homesteader Post author

      LOL Greg!! Ya know, you just might be right about that green casserole dish!! All I know is that the casserole is delicious, super-simple to make and much requested and devoured by our family. Win/win/win! Hope you & your family have an awesome Thanksgiving!

  5. 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 🙂 .

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Yes ma’am Sharon. The green bean casserole (and the green casserole dish) has been a tradition for decades, and I’m sure it will be for decades to come. But like you said, what a comfort! Have a great Thanksgiving.


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