Dawn Hornsby’s Unusual Green Bean Casserole

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 1batch
  • About This Recipe

    “My mom used to make this all the time. She would experiment with all types of food and in turn, her creations were wonderful!! Though, I do not know if this is one of her original recipes but it was handwritten in her notebook of recipes that was given to me at the time of her death.”

    Ingredients

  • 3 (9ounce) packages frozen French style green beans
  • 1 1/2 cupswater
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonssalt
  • 1 (5ounce) cans water chestnuts, sliced, drained
  • 2canscream of celery soup
  • 1/8 teaspoonpepper
  • 1/2 cupwhole milk
  • 2cansFrench fried onions rings
  • Directions

  • Combine water, beans and salt. Bring to a quick boil.
  • Reduce heat until it has thawed and slightly crisp. **About 4 minutes** Drain them.
  • In a 2 quart casserole dish, layer the beans and chestnuts.
  • Next, mix the milk and soup into a separate bowl. Add pepper.
  • Pour this over the beans and chestnuts. Bake at 350* for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top with the onion rings and bake again until they are a golden brown.
  • Reviews

  • ” I had a gang for dinner and made this green bean dish and everyone loved it! Thanks — Jul 2, 2001,I have made this so many times it is souper easy and very tasty. This time I added pictures-I hope you like them Traci & Jeff”

  • “This is really good.The only thing i did not like was the water chestnuts.I will make this again but i wiil not use the water chestnuts.”

  • “This was very good.Much like the classic recipe, but tasted slightly lighter because of the celery soup vs. mushroom.I chopped the water chestnuts up and also mixed ingredients versus layering (except some onions on top).”

  • “I made this for Thanksgiving yesterday, and my guests all thought it was very good. The frozen beans stay firm and a nice bright green (as opposed to the gray/green color of canned beans) and the water chestnuts, which I julienned, added a nice crispiness to each mouthful. Will definitely make again.”

  • “I am so sorry to give this a poor rating.I love all the ingredients in this dish, but it just did not jive with me, or anyone else.I served this at a potluck of 10 people and no one liked it.”

  • “This is so different from the usual green bean casserole and I think the water chestnuts adds a special touch to it.Very good.”

  • “Hey!This is super!Not really original, but the water chestnuts DO add a new dimension.I can hardly wait for the holidays so I can use this new variation on an old favorite. “

  • “A great twist to an old ‘classic’.I julienned the waterchestnuts as mentioned by another member.I also couldn’t find any frozen french style greenbeans besides ones that had slivered almonds in them – so I used that and the almonds were a great addition as well!”

  • “This is delicious!I can’t stand cream of mushroom soup, or traditional GBC so gave this a try for Thanksgiving.Everyone loved it, the chestnuts give a great texture.”

  • “This looked very much like a recipe I’d had when I was little, so I tried it out – and yep, it tasted like the “different” green bean casserole I remembered and liked!:)I added a couple cloves of minced garlic and a bit of rosemary, and I julienned the water chestnuts (which worked very well).I prefer this one over the “classic” recipe.”

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