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Cream Cheese & Bacon Green Bean Casserole

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Cream Cheese and Bacon Green Bean Casserole is an easy side dish recipe perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Cream Cheese and Bacon Green Bean Casserole is an easy side dish recipe perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas. This creamy green bean casserole is loaded with real bacon bits and topped with Ritz Crackers and French's Fried Onions.

This creamy green bean casserole is loaded with real bacon bits and topped with Ritz Crackers and French’s Fried Onions.

Watch the video to learn how to make Cream Cheese & Bacon Green Bean Casserole!

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To make this cream cheese green bean casserole, I started by pouring some milk into a large saucepan on the stove.

milk in large saucepan

I added two pouches of Lipton Onion Soup & Dip Mix to the milk and stirred it well.

Then I brought the liquid to a boil.

Once it was boiling I reduced the heat to medium and added a brick of cream cheese to the pot.

cream cheese brick added to onion soup in large saucepan

I stirred until the cream cheese was completely melted.

Then I added some frozen green beans to the pot.

frozen green beans added to onion soup mixture

I stirred the beans until they were completely coated in the onion soup and cream cheese mixture.

onion soup and cream cheese mixture with chopped green beans

Then I added some real bacon bits and French’s fried onions to beans.

fried onions and real bacon bits added to green bean and cream cheese mixture

I stirred all of the ingredients together really well and then reduced the heat to low while I went to prepare the topping mixture.

To make the topping I started by placing some Ritz Crackers in a Ziploc bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.

Ritz crackers in a ziploc bag

I poured the crushed Ritz Crackers into a small mixing bowl along with some French’s fried onions and some melted butter.

crushed Ritz crackers, fried onions and melted butter in a mixing bowl

I used a fork to mix all of the ingredients together really well.

crushed Ritz crackers, fried onions and melted butter stirred with a fork

Then I dumped the green bean mixture into a greased 9 inch square baking dish.

cream cheese green bean mixture in baking dish

I sprinkled the topping mixture over the green beans spreading it out as evenly as possible.

Then I sprinkled some real bacon bits on top.

Ritz cracker and fried onions on top of green bean casserole in baking dish

I baked the casserole until the topping was just starting to brown.

This creamy green bean casserole is packed with flavour and the crunchy topping adds some great texture to the dish.

Cream Cheese and Bacon Green Bean Casserole is an easy side dish recipe perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas. This creamy green bean casserole is loaded with real bacon bits and topped with Ritz Crackers and French's Fried Onions.

Serve this Cream Cheese & Bacon Green Bean Casserole at your next holiday meal.

Cream Cheese and Bacon Green Bean Casserole is an easy side dish recipe perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas. This creamy green bean casserole is loaded with real bacon bits and topped with Ritz Crackers and French's Fried Onions.

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Cream Cheese and Bacon Green Bean Casserole is an easy side dish recipe perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas. This creamy green bean casserole is loaded with real bacon bits and topped with Ritz Crackers and French's Fried Onions.
Cream Cheese & Bacon Green Bean Casserole
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Cream Cheese and Bacon Green Bean Casserole is an easy side dish recipe perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas. This creamy green bean casserole is loaded with real bacon bits and topped with Ritz Crackers and French's Fried Onions.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas side dish, Thanksgiving side dish
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 335 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 oz Lipton Onion Soup & Dip Mix
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 5 cups chopped green beans frozen
  • 1/2 cup real bacon bits
  • 1 cup French's fried onions
Topping
  • 15 Ritz crackers
  • 1 cup French's fried onions
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tbsp real bacon bits
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.

  2. Pour milk into large saucepan.

  3. Add the onion soup mix to the milk and stir well. Bring to a boil.

  4. Add the cream cheese to the pot and reduce the heat to medium. Stir until the cream cheese is completely melted.

  5. Add the frozen green beans to the pot and stir until they are completely coated in the soup and cream cheese mixture.

  6. Add 1/2 cup bacon bits and 1 cup fried onions to the pot and stir well. Reduce heat to low.

Topping
  1. Place the Ritz crackers in a Ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin.

  2. Pour the crushed Ritz crackers into a small mixing bowl along with 1 cup fried onions and the melted butter.

  3. Use a fork to combine all of the ingredients.

  4. Dump the green bean mixture into a greased 9 inch square baking dish and spread it out evenly.

  5. Sprinkle the topping mixture over the green beans.

  6. Sprinkle bacon bits on top.

  7. Place the casserole in the oven and bake until topping is just starting to brown. 14-16 minutes.

  8. Allow the casserole to sit for a few minutes before serving.

  9. Enjoy!

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