A Teacher's Creamy Creole Green Bean Casserole Recipe Has a Secret Ingredient by Donna John

A Teacher's Creamy Creole Green Bean Casserole Recipe Has a Secret Ingredient

Don't you love digging out old cookbooks and flipping through them? I do. My latest was a cookbook from 2001 that my kids' elementary school published. The first recipe I cooked was a baked creole green bean casserole. I picked this side dish recipe because of the interesting ingredient it called for: Miracle Whip. (And because it was from one of my favorite teachers at the school. Shh!)

I'm a mayo girl all the way, and don't use Miracle Whip on my sandwiches or in my potato salad, macaroni salad ... anything, really. But my husband loves it, so there's always a jar in the fridge. To me it seemed like it would add just a bit of sweetness along with creaminess to this green bean dish. And it did.

To make this creole green bean casserole you'll need a large can of french-style green beans, bacon, onion, Worcestershire sauce, a can of diced tomatoes (I used fire-roasted tomatoes for more flavor) and Miracle Whip. The bacon and onion are quickly cooked in a skillet, then the rest of the ingredients are stirred in. Season with salt and black pepper, or use seasoned salt like I did, and pour the green beans into a baking dish. Bake for about 20 minutes and it's ready to be served.

This is a flavorful green bean casserole recipe that can be (miracle) whipped up in no time. Serve this vegetable casserole for dinner with chicken, pork or beef.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes 
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


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Recipe Notes

  • I used fire-roasted tomatoes for even more flavor.
  • The next time I make this green bean recipe, I'm going to add some hot sauce to give it a spicier kick.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet until crisp. Add the onion and cook until soft. Season with salt, black pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Add the can of tomatoes and Miracle Whip. Stir until sauce is creamy and pink.
  3. Add the beans.
  4. Pour the green beans into a casserole dish.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 143

Total Fat: 9.1g

Saturated Fat: 2.5g

Cholesterol: 19mg

Sodium: 828mg

Total Carbohydrate: 8.1g

Dietary Fiber: 2.6g

Total Sugars: 3.9g

Protein: 7.2g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 28mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 102mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Never would have thought to use Miracle Whip in a green bean casserole, but I can see how it would add creaminess and tangy-ness all at once. Interesting recipe, and how fun to scroll through an old class cookbook!
A very different take on green bean casserole, very nice change of pace.

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