When we think about dishes special to the holiday season, there tends to be a focus on sweet items. It seems that almost everyone has a grandmother, uncle, or other relative who makes a delicious cake or special batch of cookies every year. However, there are other dishes that grace the dining table only at the holidays. That was true for a member of our team, Jacob P., who fondly remembers Green Bean Bake. Jacob had the following to say about this veggie side dish, “I like green bean casserole because I have memories of eating it at my grandma’s house. I especially liked the crunchy French fried onion on top. It’s pretty much the only way I enjoy eating green beans.”
Jacob has been a columnist for PKP for over three years and has filled a variety of roles. He is one of our two current teen’s perspectives writers at Your Parenting Info. He also cover pets, with a focus on amphibians and reptiles, and technology.
This is a classic in many homes. If it isn’t in yours, the simplicity of assembling the dish may make it worth trying.
Green Bean Bake
1 can cream of mushroom soup (10-3/4 oz.)
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 can French fried onions (6 oz.)
2 cans French style green beans (14.5 oz.), drained
dash of pepper
In one quart casserole dish, stir soup and soy sauce until smooth. Mix in half of the onions, green beans, and pepper. Bake in 350 oven for 20 minutes. Top with remaining onions, and bake 5 more minutes.