Green Bean Casserole Pasta
Bring In the Holiday Atmosphere
Any Time You Want

Needless to say this green bean casserole pasta recipe was inspired by the famous holiday dish.  Who said that you can only have green bean casserole in Thanksgiving?  The best of all, this dish made you eat more green beans.  That means more vegetables and fiber.

Green bean casserole pasta, a holiday side dish becomes a healthy, quick easy dinner.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes   Cook Time:35 Minutes   Serving: 4-6

If you have leftover from the holiday dinner, depending on the quantity you have on hand, you can generally add 1 can (15oz) cream of mushroom soup and toss it with the pasta and serve.  Otherwise, this is the way how I always prepare this delicious vegetarian pasta recipe.


2 pounds Frozen Cut Green Beans
1 pound Bow Tie Pasta (or any kinds of short pasta)
2 Cans (15oz each) Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 Handful (about ½ Cup) French Fried Onions


1 Pot of Water (reserve 2 cups of pasta water)
1 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Canola Oil

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil
  2. Add salt, oil and green beans
  3. When water starts boiling again, use a slotted spoon to transfer the green beans to a bowl and set aside
  4. Add pasta
  5. Quick stir and let it cook
  6. Under cook the pasta about 2-3 minutes; reserve 2 cups of pasta water and drain
  7. Use the same pot to cook at medium to medium high heat
  8. Combine cream of mushroom soup and 1 cup of pasta water; stir regularly
  9. When the soup boils, toss in green beans
  10. Cook vegetables until crisp tender; about 5 minutes
  11. Stir in pasta
  12. The soup base should be thick enough to stick on the pasta, but easy to stir in the pot
  13. If not, add more pasta water (about 1/3 cup at a time)
  14. Cook about 3-5 minutes to allow the pasta to absorb the flavor; stir regularly
  15. Sprinkle the French fried onions on top and serve immediately


Add a couple cans of sliced mushrooms to bump up the vegetables of this easy dinner meal.  Just to make sure to drain the liquid from the can.

You can also serve the French fried onion on the side to let your family or guests to add as much or as little as they want.

A healthy alternative of French fried onion is toasted slivered almonds.

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