By Courtney Mata |Staff Writer|
The holidays are quickly approaching and we all know what that means! Food!
Family and friendly gatherings are nothing new to the holiday scene, but for students on a holiday budget, preparing a holiday treat can seem a bit pricey.
One of my favorite and least expensive holiday meals to make is green bean casserole.
Green bean casserole requires only a bag of jack and cheddar shredded cheese, two cans of green beans, two cans of mushroom soup and a bag of crispy onions.
There are many ways to add to the casserole like adding bacon bits, but I like to keep it simple and I always get compliments on this dish.
So let’s get started!
First preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 1: Pour 1 can of the green beans into a mixing dish without draining the liquid. (It adds extra flavor) Second pour all contents of the second can but drain the liquid of this can.
Step 2: Pour the two cans of the mushroom soup into bowl and make sure to mix thoroughly.
Step 3: Add a handful of jack and cheddar shredded cheese to the mix and make sure to mix thoroughly.
Step 4: Once oven reaches the desired temperature, place the dish into the oven for about 15 minutes.
Step 5: After 15 minutes, carefully remove the dish with oven mitts and add the whole bag of crispy french onions to the top. Then place it back into oven.
Step 6: After 15 minutes the green bean casserole should be hot and ready to serve about 10-12 people.
This is one of my favorite dishes to make, because I personally do not use any measuring cups. I base my measurements from a standard can.
Also this dish is extremely affordable, I only spent about $10 on the dish. Stater Brothers sells 79 cent cans of green beans and Target had 65 cent cans of mushroom soup.
A small bag of crispy french onions is under $2 and a bag of jack and cheddar cheese is also under $2.
If you are looking to make a yummy and affordable dish, then I think green bean casserole should be your first choice!