Monday, November 22, 2010

Stuffing Topped Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Another great way to enjoy green beans in a casserole is to add a little onion, bacon and cheese and top it off with a stuffing mix!

Stuffing Topped Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

I remembered seeing this cheesy green bean and stuffing casserole in Kraft's Food & Family magazine a few years back (okay, so I'm slow) and really liked the idea of a stuffing topped green bean casserole. Or, I guess, technically this would be a dressing topped casserole since it's not stuffed into anything.  But, anyway... I thought it'd be a great side dish anytime really, but especially for the holidays, if you are stuffing your turkey and always have that little bit of leftover stuffing. If you have leftovers, it sure would make a fantastic holiday leftovers casserole too!

Of course, I changed it up just a bit - using well drained, canned French style green beans rather than frozen, a little less cheese than they called for, and I added some sauteed onion and bacon. Actually, this was the casserole I set out to make when I discovered I had no cream of mushroom soup in my pantry! No problem, I simply made up a batch of homemade cream of mushroom copycat, and as you see, it worked out beautifully.

Here's how to make it.

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Recipe: Stuffing Topped Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 40 min | Yield: About 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onion
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounce) Campbell's condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounce each) French style green beans, well drained
  • 1/4 pound of Velveeta cheese, cut into tiny cubes
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 a stick) butter
  • 1 (6 ounce) package of cornbread, herb or chicken stuffing mix
Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 9 inch baking dish and set aside.

Cut the bacon slices into small pieces and saute in a skillet until lightly browned Add the onion to the bacon and bacon drippings, and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the mushroom soup and heat over medium low until loose; stir in the drained green beans, toss until mixed, warmed through and well blended Pour mixture into the prepared casserole dish and top with the small cubes of Velveeta.

Meanwhile, heat the water and butter on the stove top or microwave until water is hot and butter is melted; remove from heat. Add the stuffing mix, gently stir just until moistened, let sit for a minute and then lightly fluff with a fork. Spoon the stuffing over the casserole. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until stuffing is lightly browned and casserole is bubbly; longer for a crunchier top.

Double for the holidays.

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Adapted from a Kraft recipe

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12 comments:

  1. Great idea and the dressing is my favorite part of the meal - I'd eat cow chips if it had good dressing on it or stuffing in it.

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  2. You always post very good recipes..thank you

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  3. never would have thought to be stuffing on top of green bean casserole, then have cheese on it too. I've always had the traditional w/the crunchy fried onions on top. What a wonderful twist to this classic side dish Mary.

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  4. I love the sound of this! I'm going to try making it!

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  5. UMMM! That looks and sounds de-lish! I can never have enough stuffing! Thanks again for another great recipe!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. Green bean casserole is Red's all time favorite Mary. With cheese and stuffing he might think he died and went to heaven! Gonna have to try this one, thanks :) Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving ♥

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  7. Mary, this green bean casserole sounds wonderful; I am so tired of the old classic and needed something new like your recipe to jazz things up a bit! I hope that you have a most happy and blessed Thanksgiving!!! Big holiday hugs to you! Roz

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  8. Mmmmmm Mmmmmm that sounds good!!!!!

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  9. Yum! I love that you made a homemade soup to go over it.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

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  10. I use a recipe that my grandmother always used to green bean casserole. It's delicious! It calls for sour cream instead of cream of mushroom. 10 times better than any other green bean casserole I've ever had.

    But one of my favorite things to do on Thanksgiving is mix my dressing and green bean casserole roll together on my plate...so I absolutely love this idea!

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  11. Hi Mary. I made this tonight. It went very well with my dinner of slow cooked turkey wings with gravy and mashed potatoes! This is a good way to use canned green beans, and the cheese is a nice touch!

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  12. Goodness that meal sounds wonderful!! Glad y'all enjoyed the beans & thanks for taking the time to come back and leave a comment!

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