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Our Thanksgiving has never been an occasion for distant relatives to get together. Of course, the family has grown with my own kids and my brother’s family joining us now, but the main group of us remains the same. We’ve all been able to fit around one big table.
The responsibility for holiday dinners now rests on me, though, since my mom just can’t do it anymore. So I’ve been trying to come up with my own creative spins on past favorites. This is my twist on green bean casserole.
The original recipe for green bean casserole calls for Del Monte® Green Beans, Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, and French’s® Crispy Fried Onions, baked until bubbly. I already shared how I put my own twist on that recipe by adding more mushrooms and bacon. But then, we add the green bean casserole mixture to a baked potato for Green Bean Casserole Baked Potato Bowls!
I first cooked the potatoes in the microwave to soften them. Then, once cooled enough to handle, I cut them in half also slicing off a bit on each bottom so they sit flat. Scoop out a mound of potato and fill with your green bean casserole mixture.
Top each potato half with more crumbled French’s® Crispy Fried Onions. You can then either eat as is, or bake at 350 for about 10 minutes or until the onions are browned and it’s back to bubbly.
These potatoes could seriously be a meal in and of itself, but they also make a great time saver when serving big family dinners because you have a couple side dishes in one!
- 1 can Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 2 cans Del Monte® Green Beans
- 1/2 cup French's® Crispy Fried Onions + extra to sprinkle on top of each
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 cup mushrooms - diced
- 1/4 cup bacon pieces
- 4 large potatoes
- Cook potatoes in microwave, about 5 minutes for each.
- Melt butter in medium pot. Add mushrooms and cook until just tender.
- Combine soup, beans, and 1/2 cup friend onions with the mushrooms. Add 1 tbsp milk or enough to where the mixture just comes together. Add bacon pieces.
- When potatoes are done, cut in half and cut off both ends so it will sit flat. Scoop out the center of each potato, making sure not to scoop all the way through. Add a spoonful of green bean mixture to each potato.
- Sprinkle each with more crumbled fried onions. Eat as is or baked about 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven until onions are browned and mixture is bubbly.
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