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Spicy Green Bean Casserole

Spicy Green Bean Casserole

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 160kcal


  • 4 cups green beans fresh, ends cut
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup 10 1/2 ounce can
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups french-fried onions divided
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle pepper powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Steam the green beans

  • In a skillet over medium-high heat add the water and the green beans. 
  • Bring the water to a boil then cover the skillet. Allow the green beans to steam for 4 to 5 minutes, then remove the cover and transfer the beans to a dish. Place to the side. 

Make and bake the spicy green bean casserole

  • In a large bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, chipotle pepper powder, and salt. Stir well to combine.
  • Add the thawed green beans and 3/4 cup french fried onions. Stir well until fully combined.
  • Pour the mix into a 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Spread the mix evenly.
  • Bake the casserole for 30 minutes, then stir well and taste. Add additional salt and/or chipotle pepper powder to taste. 
  • Top the casserole with the remaining french fried onions and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the french fried onions are lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and allow the green bean casserole to cool for 5 minutes. Serve.


Instead of fresh green beans, you can opt for canned cut green beans. Use two 14.5 ounce cans, drained.
Adapted from French's original green bean casserole recipe. 


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 8.9mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1.2mg