My favorite Thanksgiving side dish? Green Bean Casserole. 🤤 (Depending on my mood I might say stuffing, but for now, I'm going with the green beans).
Fill a table with this casserole, which has a crunchy toasted almond topping, my favorite cranberry sauce, warm stuffing, and some sort of mash potato. I'll be in Thanksgiving heaven. I don't even need the turkey...let's skip straight to the pumpkin pie.
Once we got back home from our trip, it felt like Thanksgiving was already upon us. Nine days away! NINE! So it's about time I start figuring out what to take to various Friendsgiving dinners, and what we'll be doing on actual turkey day. Anyone else scrambling just the same?
In my frenzy, I started thinking about all of my favorite Thanksgiving meals and memories. And then I started feeling giddy: it is, after all, a foodie's favorite holiday! So I got to work in the kitchen, testing recipes and serving Thanksgiving for dinner even though it was two weeks away. The star of the show? Green bean casserole. Made with homemade cream of mushroom soup.
I love those crispy onions that are used on traditional green bean casserole (seriously, I can eat them straight out of the can), but in search of something a bit more wholesome, I tried out toasted sliced almonds. The flavor of almond pairs well with the casserole, and adds a satisfying crunch to the dish. That said, if you love love love those crispy onions as much as I do, you could definitely put them on the top of this casserole instead of onions and it would also be delicious.
What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish? What do you love about it?
Serves: 6 | Total Time: 60 minutes
- 4 cups chopped green beans (stems removed)
- 2 cups cream of mushroom soup (this can be made few days ahead)
- 3/4 cup sliced almonds
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Then, chop the green beans into bite sized pieces and fill a 9-inch baking dish. Pour mushroom soup over green beans and stir until green beans are coated. Spread beans into even layer, and cover pan with foil. Bake for 20 minutes, until green beans are tender and sauce is bubbling.
- After 20 minutes, remove from oven. Remove foil, and sprinkle almonds on top. Return to oven, uncovered. Turn heat to 400°F and bake for 5-10 more minutes, or until almonds are golden and toasted. Allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.