Bren’s Spin on Green Bean Casserole

At the top of my shopping list for Thanksgiving are ingredients for green bean casserole. Have you ever thought out of the box and got creative with your green bean casserole? In this post, I share the original recipe and a few alternatives to spice up a traditional favorite.

Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Bren's Spin on Green Bean Caserole
Gotta love the fried onions on top!

The recipe below is my version which is a spin off of the traditional green bean casserole.  I add a few extra ingredients to mine like sausage, fresh mushrooms and even sweet peppers from the garden when available.  Scroll down to see how easy it is to grow your own green beans to be used during the Autumn season.  This is the recipe you can enjoy in the summer after the bean harvest as well.

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Creole Sausage and Green Bean Casserole Recipe
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Creole Sausage and Green Bean Casserole Recipe


  • 1 can (10.5 oz.) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 cans (14.5 oz. each) Cut Green Beans, drained ( or 4 cups of home grown green beans)
  • 1/2 cup of sweet peppers chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion diced
  • 1 cup of dices mushrooms
  • 1 can (6 oz.) Crispy Fried Onions


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Saute onions in 2 tablespoons of oil for about 3-5 minutes
  3. add mushrooms to the saute and stir for about 3 minutes to cook down or soften
  4. Combine cooked sausage, soup, milk and saute veggies in a 13 x 9-inch (3 qt.) baking dish. Stir in beans and 1-1/3 cup of the onions
  5. Bake, uncovered, 25 minutes or until hot and bubbling. Stir; sprinkle with remaining onions. Bake 5 minutes longer or until onions are golden brown.

Inspired by the traditional green bean casserole recipe.

Green Bean Perfect For Casserole

dinner with green beans

Don’t you just love fresh green beans with a chicken dinner and macaroni and cheese?  YUM!!! 

One of the easiest things to grow all summer long is green beans. There are so many great varieties available today it is hard to pick a favorite.  One of my favorites to grow is the Mascotte Bean. This variety is perfect in containers and directly planted in the ground.  This is a recipe share usually related to Thanksgiving. However, with just the right amount of spice you can enjoy this during the summer green bean harvest. Perhaps one of the easiest and most rewarding plants to grow.  I think every home should try growing some beans in containers and or in the landscape.

Look at these green beans!  I’ve been growing them (and picking to eat ) in my garden for years.  I hope these images inspire you to try some next year.  With varieties like Mascotte, there is no excuse not to!  The Mascotte does great in containers and plant directly in the ground.

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Thanks for checking out my recipe today! 

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I’d love to hear from you so be sure to send me a message on my contact page or comment in this blog post.  Do you grow beans?  You should!  One of my favorite things to grow and share how with others so don’t be shy and connect with me. Happy Growing a Garden You CAN EAT!

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