10 Tasty Green Bean Casseroles That'll Take You Back to Grandma's Table

Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Leeks
Photo: Linda Puglies; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Thanksgiving spreads just aren't the same without tried-and-true favorites, and it's hard to find a more classic staple than a green bean casserole. It doesn't matter how beautiful your bird is or how you sauced up your cranberry, holiday guests will always be on the lookout for a homemade green bean casserole. From those crispy onion straws to the creamy bean mixture, there's something about that blend of velvety sauce and crunchy topping that takes us right back to Grandma's table. And don't worry, an easy green bean casserole is simpler to come by than you think. We've got a whole list of green bean casserole recipes for you to try. Serve your green bean casserole in individual ramekins as a gratin or cut on the slow cooker and let all the flavors marinate together. Layer the flavors, melt them into one, or add new spins on the classic dish, but don't forget to add a little crunch!

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Old-School Green Bean Casserole

Old School Green Bean Casserole
VICTOR PROTASIO; PROP STYLING: GINNY BRANCH STELLING; FOOD STYLING: EMILY NABORS HALL

Recipe: Old-School Green Bean Casserole

Keep things classic with this old-school recipe that is ready in under an hour.

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Bacon-Brussels Sprout-Green Bean Casserole

Bacon-Brussels Sprout-Green Bean Casserole
VICTOR PROTASIO; PROP STYLING: GINNY BRANCH STELLING; FOOD STYLING: EMILY NABORS HALL

Recipe: Bacon-Brussels Sprout-Green Bean Casserole

Give your green bean casserole some extra flavor with bacon and Brussels sprouts.

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Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole
Caitlin Bensel/Southern Living

Recipes: Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

This casserole is a snap to make in the slow cooker.

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Homemade Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Leeks

Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Leeks
Linda Puglies; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Homemade Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Leeks

Mix up your classic recipe by replacing canned fried onions with leeks. Crispy fried leeks are an absolutely delicious casserole topper and bring an air of elegance, too.

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Green Bean Lasagna

Green Bean Lasagna
Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Recipe: Green Bean Lasagna

Lasagna may not be the first thing you think of when you imagine classic Thanksgiving sides, but our take on this classic holiday dish will have you loving this new twist. It mixes the smooth taste of perfectly cooked pasta noodles with the crunch of just-right green beans, the creaminess of ricotta and shredded Italian cheese, and the sweetness of onions and mushrooms. Top this casserole with crushed buttery crackers and French fried onions and you will wonder how you ever enjoyed your green bean casserole any other way. This will be the update that will become your go-to family classic casserole for years to come.

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