11 truly decadent green bean casserole recipes — because it's not Christmas without one

Minimalist Baker

Don't leave the green bean casserole at the Thanksgiving table. The gooey, creamy healthy-ish (greens?) dish is a fantastic side during any winter holiday and pairs with pretty much any protein you're serving at your holiday meal. 

Ready to switch up your recipe? These green bean casseroles are just ripe for Christmas. And New Years. And beyond. Go!

Almost homemade green bean casserole

Almost homemade green bean casseroleSource: Cookie and Kate
Almost homemade green bean casserole  Cookie and Kate

Crushed potato chips and cremini mushrooms add another level of savory flavor to this festive casserole. Get the recipe here.

Vegan green bean casserole 

Vegan green bean casseroleSource: Minimalist Baker
Vegan green bean casserole  Minimalist Baker

This green bean dish is so creamy, crunchy and fresh, you won't even miss the dairy! Get the recipe here.

Green bean "casserole"

Green bean "casserole"Source: Food52
Green bean "casserole"  Food52

This gourmet "casserole" recipe takes the traditional dish up a level with haricots verts, crème fraîche and hazelnuts. Get the recipe here.

Creamy green bean casserole from scratch

Creamy green bean casseroleSource: Sally's Baking Addiction
Creamy green bean casserole  Sally's Baking Addiction

This green bean casserole is the real deal, right down to the crispy onions you're making completely from scratch. Impressive! Get the recipe here.

Cheesy green bean casserole with bacon

Cheesy green bean casserole with baconSource: Handle the Heat
Cheesy green bean casserole with bacon  Handle the Heat

Cheese and bacon in one dish that technically counts as a vegetable side? Your Christmas just got so much better. Get the recipe here.

Healthier green bean casserole

Healthier green bean casseroleSource: Gimme Some Oven
Healthier green bean casserole  Gimme Some Oven

Panko bread crumbs on top of this healthified casserole add the beloved crunch. Get the recipe here.

Lightened up green bean casserole with shallot crumb topping

Lightened up green bean casseroleSource: Skinny Taste
Lightened up green bean casserole  Skinny Taste

No one will judge you for eating all the crisp parmesan-shallot topping off of the green beans first. Make extra topping. Get the recipe here.

Classic green bean casserole

Classic green bean casseroleSource: Brown Eyed Baker
Classic green bean casserole  Brown Eyed Baker

White bread and canned fried onions give this homemade casserole a retro vibe. Get the recipe here.

Green bean casserole with onion rings

Green bean casserole with onion ringsSource: The Weary Chef
Green bean casserole with onion rings  The Weary Chef

If you were looking for a way to fit onion rings into Christmas dinner, this casserole recipe is it! Get the recipe here.

Green bean casserole

Green bean casseroleSource: The Faux Martha
Green bean casserole  The Faux Martha

Okay, so pretty much everyone has a go-to green bean casserole recipe. Make yours in a glass baking dish to show off all the hunger-inducing creaminess. Get the recipe here.

Slow cooker green bean casserole

Slow cooker green bean casseroleSource: Center Cut Cook
Slow cooker green bean casserole  Center Cut Cook

If you need to save oven space, or just want to set and forget your casserole, go with this slow cooker version. Get the recipe here.