Go Back
+ servings
Green Bean Casserole on a wooden spoon above a dish full of green bean casserole.
Print Recipe
4.75 from 8 votes

Old Fashioned Green Bean Casserole

This Old Fashioned Green Bean Casserole is made completely from scratch. It's the best green bean casserole recipe you'll ever make and is sure to become an instant family favorite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green Bean Casserole
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 229kcal


Crispy Onion Topping

  • 2 white onions thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Green Bean Casserole

  • 1/2 pound bacon diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 pounds frozen green beans defrosted


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet. In a large mixing bowl, toss sliced onions together with 1/4 cup flour, panko bread crumbs, and salt. Spread out in an even layer on the baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy. Do not drain the grease. Add in garlic and saute 30 seconds. Stir in flour until completely dissolved. Pour in chicken broth, half and half, black pepper, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil and let simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes.
  • Defrost your green beans in the microwave, or steam if using fresh. Place green beans into a lightly greased 9x13 pan. Pour bacon mixture over the green beans and toss to coat. Bake in the 450 degree oven for 15 minutes. 
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle the cooked, crisp onions on top. Return to the oven for 5 minutes before serving. 



Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 623mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1.5mg