Thank you Swanson® for sponsoring this Creamy Cheesy Chicken and Green Bean Casserole recipe! All opinions and recipes are 100% our own!
The holidays are right around the corner and it’s time for me to start thinking about what I want to take to our big family feast.
My husband comes from a family of eight siblings and they have a huge holiday dinner gathering each year. It’s crazy and overwhelming but really fun! I’m an only child so it’s amazes to see everyone with all of their kids in the same room. For the first few years of our marriage, I never knew what dish to take since it was kind of like a potluck dinner.
At about year three, I figured out that a casserole would be a good idea but it had to fit with the holiday theme so it didn’t seem out of place. That’s why I decided to make a Creamy Cheesy Chicken and Green Bean Casserole. I could set it on the table and it just looked like it belonged there!
What I love about this casserole is that it’s not hard to prepare and the flavor is amazing! It’s a great weeknight dinner option anytime of the year and it’s also a pretty sneaky way to get your kids to eat a few more vegetables.
In my years of making this casserole I can’t tell you how many times I’ve forgotten to pick up heavy cream and sent my husband to the store while I was prepping everything else. When I found Swanson Cream StarterTM at Walmart, I picked up quite a few of them because they keep in the pantry and you just grab them when you’re ready to make dinner! No fuss and no husbands have to run to the store! It’s perfect!
- 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
- 10-12 oz. crimini mushrooms
- 2 celery stalks, chopped into small pieces
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped into small pieces
- 2 teaspoons better than bouillon (chicken flavor)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup Swanson Cream StarterTM
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup crispy onions for the topping
- 4-5 cups long frozen green beans
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Cook green beans per package directions. Drain water and set aside.
- In a large skillet add your butter, celery, onion, mushrooms and chicken better that bouillon. Cook until onions and celery and soft.
- In a large bowl combine your Swanson Cream StarterTM, spices and mayonnaise and whisk together. Add your onion mixture, chicken, green beans, ½ of your cheese and stir well.
- Pour into a 9×13 casserole dish. Spread out your mixture evenly. Sprinkle the other half of your shredded cheddar cheese and place in a pre-heated 400° oven. Cook for 18-20 minutes or until the casserole is bubbling in the middle.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle your Crispy Onions over the top.
- Serve and enjoy!
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