Green Bean Casserole

S and I are spending Thanksgiving with my family this year, and to make sure she accommodates my new husbands likes and dislikes, my mother recently inquired as to what special dishes he’d like prepared. He thought about it for a moment, and after we ran through our usual dishes, he added one to the list — green bean casserole.

One Thanksgiving as a child, I requested it once, after having had it at a friend’s house. After a bit of objecting from my mom, we made the classic Campbell’s version. That was the first, and last time that it was ever made in our house.

So when my husband requested this, my mom and I gave each other that look. You know the look. Now, nothing against the classic Thanksgiving side–it’s not that it’s not tasty–but it’s just a bit too much for us to handle with all the other rich dishes we indulge in.

Nevertheless, we will of course accommodate my wonderful husband, but after volunteering to make this dish myself, I set out to find perhaps an updated, more refined version of the classic recipe. And I found so many wonderful sounding renditions that I just had to share them with you!

Green Bean Casseroles

1. Lightened Up Fresh Green Bean Casserole from How Sweet It Is.

Green Bean Casserole

2. Cheesy Bacon Green Bean Casserole Pot Pie from Picky Palate.

Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole from Gluten Free on a Shoestring

3. Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole from Gluten Free on a Shoestring.

Crunchy Panko Crusted Green Bean Casserole from Southern Fairytale

4. Crunchy Panko Crusted Green Bean Casserole from Southern Fairytale.

Green Bean Casserole (Without Canned Soup) From Chocolate Moosey

5. Green Bean Casserole (Without Canned Soup) from Chocolate Moosey.

Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole from Spicy Southern Kitchen

6. Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole from Spicy Southern Kitchen.

Lili's Green Bean Casserole from Thumb in Plum

7. Lili’s Green Bean Casserole from Thumb in Plum.

Green Bean Casserole from The Talking Kitchen

8. Green Bean Casserole from The Talking Kitchen, with a garlic and thyme infused mushroom sauce.

Green Beans with Sherried Mushrooms and Fried Shallots from Seasonal and Savory

9. Green Beans with Sherried Mushrooms and Fried Shallots from Seasonal and Savory.

Best Ever Green Bean Casserole from Alton Brown (via My Chocolate Therapy)

10. Best Ever Green Bean Casserole from Alton Brown via My Chocolate Therapy.

One Mean Green Bean Casserole recipe from Dirty Kitchen Secrets

11. One Mean Green Bean Casserole from Dirty Kitchen Secrets, with a luscious looking bechamel sauce!

Green Bean Sausage Casserole from Zestuous

12. Green Bean Sausage Casserole from Zestuous.

Will you be making green bean casserole this thanksgiving? Any tricks to making it the BEST ever? Let me know in the comments!

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