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When I picked up two cans of Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup at my local Walmart, I had a special holiday twist in mind. For as long as I can remember, my brother has loved Del Monte® Green Beans. In fact, when we were little, those green beans were the only vegetable he would eat — doused in cheese! Now that the holidays are just around the corner and Gle and I are each responsible for a dish, I thought I’d focus on something that would bring back these fond memories for our family. I picked up four cans of Gle’s favorite beans for a new twist on a classic dish. I thought that this year, I’d focus on a dish that incorporate’s Gle’s favorites: green beans and cheese.
And that’s where Cheesy Bacon Green Bean Casserole comes into play. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and an additional half-hour to cook — and it serves 12! With my entire extended family packed into the dining room for the holidays this year, I plan on surprising them with a warm, hearty meal. Growing up, bacon and onions were a favorite of mine — my family and I would cook them together every weekend as a breakfast side — and this recipe twist spices things up with 2 2/3 cups of delicious, crispy French’s® French Fried Onions and bacon. More than anything, I hope my parents will be pleased that I’ve managed to recreate a classic dish with our favorite foods from childhood. When I was pretty young, both my parents worked late and they weren’t always home in time for supper, so these bacon-and-onion weekend breakfasts meant a lot to us — they marked the time we set aside over the weekend to spend together!
Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup is located in the soup aisle at Walmart and it’s absolutely fantastic for cooking. I added bacon and cheese and that’s it — a delicious holiday meal to nourish families and keep them holiday-happy. I’m sure my family will be thrilled that green beans and onions — their kids’ old favorites — will play a special role in this Campbell’s® side dish. Last year, for the holidays, my family hosted a potluck and everyone was responsible for bringing their own dish. This year, however, my immediate family is doing all the cooking, just Gle, my parents, and I. We’re hosting my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins in our dining room. We’ll eat beside the fire, focusing on memories and traditions for the holidays. For Gle, this means green beans doused in cheese and for the whole family, onions cooked in crispy bacon. The holidays are all about spinning off classic recipes, which is why I decided to add cheese and bacon to a delicious Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup green bean casserole dish.
Cheesy Bacon Green Bean Casserole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
- 2 cans (10.5 oz. each) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tsp. soy sauce
- ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
- 4 cans (14.5 oz. each) any style Del Monte® Green Beans, drained
- 2 2/3 cups French’s® Crispy Fried Onions
. 1/2 cup: cooked crumbled bacon (8 slices of bacon)
. ¼ cup parmesan cheese
1) StirCampbell’s® soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 1-1/3 cups onions in 3-qt. casserole.
2) Bake at 350°F, uncovered, for 25 min. or until bean mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir bean mixture. Sprinkle with cooked crumbled bacon and remaining onions.
3) Bake for 5 min. or until onions are golden brown.
4) sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.
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