Green Bean and Almond Casserole
This green bean casserole is a classic for a reason. It's simple to make, and it's always a hit. The green beans are crisp-tender, the almonds add a nutty crunch, and the creamy sauce is the perfect finishing touch.
Green bean casserole has a long and storied history. It was first created in the early 1900s by a woman named Dorcas Reilly. Reilly was a home economist who worked for the Campbell Soup Company. She created the casserole as a way to use up leftover green beans. The casserole quickly became a hit, and it has been a staple of American Thanksgiving dinners ever since.
Green Bean and Almond Casserole Green Bean and Almond Casserole Green Bean and Almond Casserole Green Bean and Almond Casserole
Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 20 | Serves: 4
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spread green beans in a single layer in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine almonds, onion, celery, butter, cream, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  4. Pour the almond mixture over the green beans.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the green beans are tender and the almonds are browned.
  6. Serve immediately.
Why It Works
  • The combination of green beans, almonds, and cream creates a delicious and balanced flavor profile.
  • The casserole is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time, making it a great option for busy weeknights.
  • The casserole is a good source of vitamins and minerals, making it a healthy and satisfying meal.