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RainbowTopaz is asking: (6 answers)
What goes well with green beans? I want to make a green bean casserole. I'm hooked on making tuna casseroles, but I want to change it up. My boyfriend hates green beans, and I want to make something with them that he would like. Looking through recipes and reviews helped me begin making a recipe, however I haven't made a green bean casserole before so I want some help. What I've thought to put in it do far is; bacon, cheddar, cream of mushroom soup, seasonings (salt, pepper, haven't gotten much further than that yet), bread crumbs on top maybe, onion and garlic. I'm thinking I would cook the onion and garlic in butter and then mix in the rest and let it cook for a bit, and top it with maybe some bread crumbs that I've pre-toasted (??) for crispiness, or something else to add texture. I've only been brainstorming for a few minutes. This is all I have so far. Thoughts? Suggestions? Anything would be nice.

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Last updated: Oct. 1, 2013 7:52 am
Posted: Sep. 30, 2013 12:31 pm
Answered by: Holiday Baker
Sep. 30, 2013 12:34 pm
This link below might help you put together something. I made one a few times, but can't figure out which one it is. However, it used the golden soup, mushrooms, bacon, and cheese. A little better than the traditional one with a few extra ingredients.
Holiday Baker
Sep. 30, 2013 12:34 pm
Answered by: Semigourmet
Sep. 30, 2013 12:41 pm
Make them the way my mother always did. Saute some onion, and bacon in a saucepan. once they are done add the can of green beans, if using fresh green beans then add them when you start with the onion and bacon. add salt and pepper to taste and there ya go.
Answered by: richard roper
Sep. 30, 2013 12:46 pm
Truth be told, Green Beans are best fresh cut, boiled and eaten as is, with plenty of butter and salt. Thats it!!!!! When ever I see all these casseroles with green beans they are beyond cooked and alas have no flavor anymore.
Sep. 30, 2013 12:50 pm
Mrs. J., when he met me he didn't like many vegetables. I've opened his eyes to how good they can actually be. The big test is green beans, I take it as a challenge for my cooking. He hasn't tried them outside of what his parents made, and I haven't cooked with them before. So for me this sounds like a fun experiment. :) Thanks to everyone commenting, I appreciate the fast responses.
Answered by: Marcella
Sep. 30, 2013 1:13 pm
I read some people raving about roasting green beans a few weeks ago on here. I searched for Roasted Green Beans, and that's all you have to search for on this site and it should come up, but just in case, here is the link:
Holiday Baker
Sep. 30, 2013 1:18 pm
I wish you would have posted this as a recipe request to make posting recipes easier. Either way, I thought you were specifically asking about green bean casseroles. If not, I have made 2 very good recipes on the site with green beans. One was an oven roasted one and this one, in which I will post the link below. I guess, I am lazy but I used frozen green beans and pre-cooked bacon. However, this Kentucky green bean recipe is delicious. It has that country vegetable taste without tons of bacon grease and only 78 cal per serving if that matters.
Holiday Baker
Sep. 30, 2013 1:18 pm
Answered by: KB
Sep. 30, 2013 1:33 pm
My thoughs are this: why make him a casserole with something he hates? If you do this, and ask him if he likes it, he cant win. Prepare him somehting he loves. Duhhh
Sep. 30, 2013 1:44 pm
I am specifically asking about casseroles. And I'm a pretty new user, so sorry for the inconvenience :( Also, he put me up to the challenge since I have successfully made other foods he claimed to dislike, which he liked. If I make it, and he doesn't like it, that's 100% okay with me. I make tons of other food that he loves, and I expect and want criticism so that I can improve. Nobody likes the exact same things, I don't expect a good green bean casserole to magically "cure" his disliking for them. The challenge is to make something that he likes, with green beans in it. AND, the first time I try to make one, will hopefully be without him present, just in case it turns out awful. :)
Answered by: HeidiS
Sep. 30, 2013 1:57 pm
The only casserole I've done is the typical one w Durkee fried onions and mushroom soup but I add crispy bacon and I never use canned beans. Sometimes that's the biggest difference between liking a veg or not for me - canned vs fresh/frozen.
Sep. 30, 2013 2:29 pm
I have always topped green been casserole with fried onions (the kind in a can) I once topped with goldfish crackers crushed up and these were very good too.
Sep. 30, 2013 3:50 pm
do not listen to the negative folks- they go away- sooner or later- lol- hope it works out well for you- at least he's trying new things- and you are to - sounds like a good combo to me:-)let us know what you make & how it goes- most of us here are nice & want to hear:-)
Oct. 1, 2013 12:52 am
Oct. 1, 2013 7:52 am
Those look yummy! I might have to make that for myself sometime. :)
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