Air Fryer Green Bean Casserole is a holiday side dish, but now, even easier. It is so creamy, with perfect fried onions for a crunchy topping, and fast to make. You will want it all year long.
I learned that the traditional green bean casserole was made in 1955 by an employee at the Campbell Soup Company. I don't remember having this amazing casserole with our holiday meals when I was growing up, but it somehow became a permanent dish in my household during the holiday season.
Our Holiday Dinner fills the house with all of the traditional smells of turkey, stuffing, dinner rolls, and of course, the holiday classic green bean casserole. The memory of the crispy onions just makes me hungry thinking about it. We like ours with a little extra crunchy topping, so we add just a bit more than the basic recipe.
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What you need to make this recipe
Of course you will need an air fryer. I made this in my Cosori 5.8 quart oven, and the Corningware baking dish fit perfectly. You will also need a baking dish that will fit in your basket, or a casserole dish that you place on your rack.
Besides the air fryer and air fryer safe dish, the ingredients you will need to make this simple recipe casserole are:
- 1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup (10.5 ounces)
- ½ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 4 cups cut green beans (about 2 cans green beans)
- crispy onions
How to make Air Fryer Green Bean Casserole
To make this dish from scratch, you can mix together in a medium mixing bowl, or use the baking dish you are going to cook it in.
Begin by combining the soup, milk, kosher salt, and black pepper, then stir together. Next, add in the drained beans, along with half of the crispy onions. Transfer the green bean mixture into baking dish.
Place the dish in the air fryer basket, or on a shelf, and cook for 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes, stirring halfway through the cooking process.
Once cooking time is done, top the dish with the remaining crispy onions, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until golden brown. You can season with salt, or additional seasonings to your preference.
Can I use Fresh or Frozen Green Beans?
Yes. If using fresh ingredients, you will need to pre- cook green beans first, and be sure to drain any water before adding them to the other ingredients. If using frozen beans, just be sure to thaw and also drain excess water.
Can I make this green bean casserole ahead of time?
Yes! We actually make this the day before a holiday dinner to have it ready. You can make this 2-3 days early. Just keep it covered and refrigerated until you are ready to cook it.
Can I add other ingredients to this recipe?
You can easily add fresh mushrooms, strips of bacon broken into to bacon pieces, fresh garlic, or another other seasonings you'd like.
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Air Fryer Green Bean Casserole
- Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Safe Baking Dish
- 10.5 ounce Cream of Mushroom Soup
- ½ cup milk
- 4 cups cooked cut green beans
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 ½ cups crispy fried onions
- In a medium bowl, combine the soup, milk, salt, and pepper.
- Stir in the green beans and half of the fried onions.
- Pour mixture into the baking dish and cook for 350 degrees F for 12 minutes, stirring halfway through the cooking time.
- Once done, top the baking dish with the remaining fried onions, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
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