Bacon Cheddar Green Bean Casserole is a twist on a classic! Homemade green bean casserole is tossed with cheddar cheese and bacon.
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The “typical” green bean casserole that a lot of people find on their holiday tables is traditionally made with cream of mushroom soup and canned fried onions. I grew up on this and there is definitely a nostalgia to it. One year I decided to make it from scratch instead and OH MY! It is just amazing and completely worth the additional steps and time to make it. Sometimes I will skip making my own fried onions and use the canned kind. But I will ALWAYS make the sauce from scratch now.
This Bacon Cheddar Green Bean Casserole is a variation to the traditional green bean casserole that you typically see on Thanksgiving. The sauce is cheddar based and made in some leftover bacon fat. Bacon is chopped and tossed in with the green beans, and some extra cheese is sprinkled on top with the onions.
There is always SO MUCH COOKING happening on holidays, but I will always make a green bean casserole from scratch now. What I really love about this recipe is you can easily make the fried onions (or use the canned version) and the casserole itself ahead of time. Just keep the onions separate. Then when you are ready to serve, pop the onions on top and finish baking the casserole. I will spend at least one day making absolutely everything I can in advance for holiday meals so when the day comes, I can spend more time with friends and family, and less time in the kitchen.
A fun green bean casserole from scratch like this Bacon Cheddar Green Bean Casserole is a great way to add some variety and interest to the holiday table. With bacon, cheese, and fried onions, it just screams comfort food! What is your favorite side at the holiday table?