We challenged Tablespoon bloggers to choose a classic recipe from the "Heirloom Recipes and New Twist" section of the brand new Betty Crocker Cookbook and throw down their own spin to share with you.
Green Bean Casserole
is a holiday staple for so many families all over the U.S. The creamy, veggie-filled casserole with crunchy onion topping has drawn fans far and near. But here’s the thing: I’m not one of them.
I vaguely remember having the casserole maybe once, and not being impressed. It’s never been a staple for my family. So, when I started thinking about creating a variation of it, the most important thing was to use flavors we enjoy.
That’s how I came up with my easy Triple Cheddar Green Bean Casserole
. It’s an awesome alternative, and one that my kids adore (who can argue with all that cheese?). And best of all, it’s super easy to make – and ready in about 30 minutes.
What’s different about my version of the classic green bean casserole? Gone is the cream of mushroom soup and the crunchy onions. In their place is cheddar cheese soup, crushed Cheddar Chex Mix and some shredded cheddar cheese. It’s super cheesy, and the cheddar topping becomes a de facto cracker. Delish!
When my son first tried it, he took one bite and then another before giving me a big thumbs up and asking if he could take leftovers for lunch at school. Score!
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Check out some of the other twists our Tablespoon bloggers have come up with this week!Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.
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