Green bean casserole

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Green bean casserole
Green bean casserole.jpg
Place of origin United States
Creator Campbell Soup Company 1955
Main ingredients green beans, cream of mushroom soup, french fried onion
Cookbook: Green bean casserole  Media: Green bean casserole

Green bean casserole is a casserole consisting of green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and french fried onions. It is a popular Thanksgiving side dish in the United States, created in 1955 by Campbell's.

History of recipe[edit]

The green bean casserole was first created in 1955 by the Campbell Soup Company. Dorcas Reilly led the team that created the recipe while working as a staff member in the home economics department.[1] The inspiration for the dish was "to create a quick and easy recipe around two things most Americans always had on hand in the 1950s: green beans and Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup."[1]

In the 1972 version of the Good Housekeeping Cookbook the recipe replaced the creamy mushroom soup with sour cream.[2]

In 2002, Reilly presented the original recipe card to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Dorcas Reilly: The Inventor of Green Bean Casserole". Campbell Kitchen. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  2. ^ Rujikarn, Sherry. "The Evolution of the Green Bean Casserol". Good Housekeeping. Hearst Communications. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Colegrave, Stephen; P.J. Gray; Stanley Hunter (2003). Bear cookin': the original guide to bear comfort foods. Haworth. p. 48. ISBN 978-1-56023-426-5. 

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