10 Best Ways To Use Leftover Green Bean Casserole

Have leftover green bean casserole from a Thanksgiving or Christmas feast? Learn the 10 Best Ways To Use Leftover Green Bean Casserole in creative recipes so it doesn’t go to waste!

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As a chef who loves to cook for the holidays, I often cook way too much of my favorite side dishes. Green bean casserole is a classic American dish made with green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and crispy fried onions, baked together to create a warm and comforting side dish. It’s served during holiday meals like Thanksgiving and Christmas, offering a hearty and rich complement to the main course.

Wondering what to do with leftover green bean casserole? Having leftovers is a bonus! Learn how to repurpose green bean casserole as it can be creatively revamped into a variety of other dishes, from soups and frittatas to pasta bakes and stuffed peppers! As always, you’ll need to learn how to store green bean casserole and reheat it properly before you use it in other leftover green bean recipes.

🥘Leftover Green Bean Casserole Recipe Ideas

1️⃣Green Bean Frittata: Beat 6 eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix in 2 cups of leftover green bean casserole. Pour into a greased baking dish and bake at 375F until set, around 20-30 minutes.

2️⃣Casserole Quesadillas: Spread about 1/2 cup of green bean casserole over half of a large tortilla. Sprinkle 1/4 cup shredded cheese over the top, then fold and grill until golden.

3️⃣Green Bean Pasta Bake: Mix 2 cups of cooked pasta with 1 cup of leftover casserole. Add a handful of shredded cheese and bake at 375F until golden and bubbly.

4️⃣Green Bean Soup: Blend 2 cups of leftover green bean casserole with 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth. Heat and serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of chives.

5️⃣Casserole Stuffed Peppers: Halve and de-seed 4 bell peppers. Stuff each with about 1/2 cup of green bean casserole and top with a sprinkle of cheese. Bake at 375F until peppers are tender.

6️⃣Green Bean Rice: Sauté 1 chopped onion and 2 minced garlic cloves. Add 1 cup of cooked rice and 1 cup of green bean casserole. Stir until heated through.

7️⃣Casserole Omelet: Beat 3 eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour into a hot pan and cook until almost set, then spread 1/2 cup of green bean casserole over one half. Fold over and cook until set.

8️⃣Green Bean Croquettes: Mix 2 cups of green bean casserole with 1 cup of breadcrumbs. Shape into small patties and fry in oil until golden brown.

9️⃣Green Bean Pot Pie: Spread 2 cups of leftover green bean casserole in a pie dish. Top with a sheet of puff pastry and bake at 400F until golden brown.

🔟Casserole Shepherd’s Pie: In a baking dish, spread 2 cups of cooked, ground meat of your choice, then add 2 cups of green bean casserole, and finally top with a layer of mashed potatoes. Bake at 375F until the top is golden brown.

FAQ

Can you freeze green beans without blanching them?

Yes, you can freeze green beans without blanching them, but blanching helps preserve their color, texture, and nutritional value during extended freezing. Skipping this step may result in beans with a less desirable texture and potential nutrient loss over time.

How long is leftover green bean casserole good for?

Leftover green bean casserole can last for about 3-5 days in the refrigerator when stored properly. Make sure it’s covered well to prevent it from drying out or absorbing other flavors.

How long can you refrigerate green bean casserole?

You can refrigerate green bean casserole for up to 3-5 days, but it’s always best to enjoy it sooner for optimal taste and freshness. Ensure it’s stored in a covered container to maintain its quality.

Can you freeze leftover green bean casserole?

Yes, you can freeze leftover green bean casserole. Let it cool completely, then cover it tightly with both plastic wrap and foil before freezing for up to 3 months.

Why is my green bean casserole so soupy?

Your green bean casserole may be too soupy if there was too much liquid in the mixture to begin with or the green beans weren’t drained properly. Also, using fresh green beans without pre-cooking or blanching them can release additional water during the baking process, making the casserole soupy.

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Leftover Green Bean Casserole Recipes

Have leftover green bean casserole from a Thanksgiving or Christmas feast? Learn the 10 Best Ways To Use Leftover Green Bean Casserole in creative recipes so it doesn't go to waste!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 17kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Green Bean Casserole leftovers

Instructions

  • Green Bean Frittata: Beat 6 eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix in 2 cups of leftover green bean casserole. Pour into a greased baking dish and bake at 375F until set, around 20-30 minutes.
  • Casserole Quesadillas: Spread about 1/2 cup of green bean casserole over half of a large tortilla. Sprinkle 1/4 cup shredded cheese over the top, then fold and grill until golden.
  • Green Bean Pasta Bake: Mix 2 cups of cooked pasta with 1 cup of leftover casserole. Add a handful of shredded cheese and bake at 375F until golden and bubbly.
  • Green Bean Soup: Blend 2 cups of leftover green bean casserole with 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth. Heat and serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of chives.
  • Casserole Stuffed Peppers: Halve and de-seed 4 bell peppers. Stuff each with about 1/2 cup of green bean casserole and top with a sprinkle of cheese. Bake at 375F until peppers are tender.
  • Green Bean Rice: Sauté 1 chopped onion and 2 minced garlic cloves. Add 1 cup of cooked rice and 1 cup of green bean casserole. Stir until heated through.
  • Casserole Omelet: Beat 3 eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour into a hot pan and cook until almost set, then spread 1/2 cup of green bean casserole over one half. Fold over and cook until set.
  • Green Bean Croquettes: Mix 2 cups of green bean casserole with 1 cup of breadcrumbs. Shape into small patties and fry in oil until golden brown.
  • Green Bean Pot Pie: Spread 2 cups of leftover green bean casserole in a pie dish. Top with a sheet of puff pastry and bake at 400F until golden brown.
  • Casserole Shepherd's Pie: In a baking dish, spread 2 cups of cooked, ground meat of your choice, then add 2 cups of green bean casserole, and finally top with a layer of mashed potatoes. Bake at 375F until the top is golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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