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Green Bean Casserole with Cream Cheese

Green Bean Casserole with Cream Cheese, creamy and delicious green been casserole that everyone will love! The perfect side dish for dinner and the holidays!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 387kcal
Author Lisa


  • 6 oz bacon cooked and chopped, divided
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup 10.5 oz
  • ½ cup milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cans green beans 3-11 oz cans green beans
  • 6 oz fried onions


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook bacon in a small fry pan, allow cool, then chop.
    6 oz bacon
    coked bacon in skillet
  • In a medium sized bowl combine cream of mushroom soup, milk,, cream cheese, and pepper. Stir until it’s fully combined. If your cream cheese isn’t very soft you can use an immersion blender or powered hand mixer to combine. Some small chunks are okay.
    1 can cream of mushroom soup, ½ cup milk, 8 oz cream cheese, ¼ teaspoon pepper
    milk, cream cheese, cream of mushroom soup and pepper in bowl
  • Drain the green beans, then stir into cream cheese mixture. Stir in ⅔ cup of fried onions, and ⅓ of the bacon.
    3 cans green beans
    mixing the green beans into the cream cheese mixture
  • Place green beans mixture in a 1 ½ quart baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
    green bean casserole with cream cheese before baking
  • After 30 minutes remove from oven, top with remaining bacon pieces and fried onions, and bake for 5 more minutes. Onions should be golden.
    6 oz fried onions
    green bean casserole with topping added before final baking
  • Remove from oven and enjoy!
    green bean casserole with cream cheese done baking


Tips and Tricks
Can green bean casserole be made ahead of time?
Yes. Make the casserole but instead of baking it, freeze it. Thaw in the fridge the night before and then follow the baking instructions.
Can you use fresh or frozen green beans?
Yep! Just cook them until just tender before using them in the recipe.
How to soften cream cheese in the microwave?
If you forget to let your cream cheese soften you can microwave for 20 second intervals at 50% power until soft.


Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 686mg | Potassium: 396mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1221IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 2mg