Cooking green bean casserole in the smoker adds some different flavors to a classic favorite! Serve up smoked green bean casserole for holidays or any meal during the year as a unique, yet tasty side dish.
Green bean casserole has always been a favorite of mine for holidays or any ordinary day when I’m craving a meal with all my favorite comfort foods. In this easy recipe, the casserole cooks in the smoker infusing it with lots of smoky flavors.
Green Bean Casserole in the Smoker
This was inspired by my another smoker side dish recipe on Kitchen Divas, and pairs well with this amazing bbq meatloaf recipe. If you prefer to bake it in the oven, here’s a classic green bean casserole recipe.
Short introduction about only need basic ingredients, or a short trip to the grocery store etc.
- Condensed cream soup such as mushroom, celery or chicken
- Soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce
- Green beans: fresh or canned
- Chicken broth
- French’s French Fried Onions
See the recipe card further down in the post for exact quantities you will need.
Making this smoked vegetable side dish is easy to do in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Prep the Green Beans
Cook the green beans in boiling chicken broth or water until they are bright green, about five minutes. When cooked, remove from heat and drain.
Step 2: Mix up the Casserole
Combine the soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, and ½ of the shredded cheese in a large mixing bowl. Stir in beans and ⅔ cup fried onions. Pour the casserole into a lightly greased casserole dish for the smoker.
Step 3: Cook in the Smoker
Smoke at 250 for about 30-45 minutes, until the mixture is bubbling.
Remove the casserole from smoker and sprinkle the top with the remaining fried onions and shredded cheese.
Return to the smoker for an additional 20-30 minutes, until the cheese has melted and is golden brown.
Hint: You can use canned green beans to save some time and skip step #1. If using canned green beans, be sure to drain them well before mixing with the other ingredients.
Don’t have the correct ingredients on hand? Or want to change something up? Here are some helpful tips for you to change this smoker green bean casserole.
- Green beans – Instead of green beans, you can use zucchini or broccoli.
- Crispy onions – Swap out the crispy onions for crushed crackers or breadcrumbs topped with a few pats of butter.
- Extra mushroom – Mix in 1 cup of cooked mushrooms to the mixture in the mixing bowl for more intense mushroom flavor.
Want to personalize this green bean casserole in the smoker recipe? Here are some of my tried and true tips for changing up this recipe.
- Bacon – Add chopped bacon to the mixing bowl with the other ingredients and mix it into the green bean casserole.
- Lower calorie – Swap out the creamed soup for a reduce fat version, use low fat or skim milk and 2% fat shredded cheese to make the casserole.
If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy Granny’s Easy Zucchini Casserole.
All you need to make green bean casserole in the smoker are a few simple tools you most likely have in your kitchen.
- Large mixing bowl
- 8 x 8 foil pan
Store leftover green bean casserole in the refrigerator for up to five days. You can reheat in the microwave, in a skillet on top of the stove or return to a casserole dish and heat in the oven until heated through.
Making smoked green bean casserole is easy and there aren’t many places you can go wrong. Here are a few tips to make sure you get the best results when making this recipe.
- Mix up the casserole without cooking 24 hours in advance prior to cooking and store in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to cook, remove the casserole and let it sit on the counter for 45 minutes prior to putting it in the smoker.
- Use a foil pan or metal pan in a smoker to prevent discoloration or breakage of any glass or ceramic dishes.
More Easy Green Bean Recipes
Do you like green beans as a side dish? Here some recipes you may also like to try
- Green Beans with Bacon and Brown Sugar
- Sweet Garlic Balsamic Green Beans Saute
- Air Fryer Parmesan Green Beans
Do you have questions about cooking green bean casserole in the smoker? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about this recipe.
Yes, you can freeze leftover green bean casserole though it’s likely the toppings will get soggy during the process of freezing. If you freeze, mix up the leftover casserole before reheating. Then for best results, return it to a casserole dish and top with more cheese and crispy onions before reheating in the oven at 350° F.
Yes, you can cook this casserole in the smoker in advance especially if on the day you plan to serve you don’t have time to wait for the dish to cook in the smoker. But I have a couple tips to ensure best results:
1. Mix up the casserole and cook the casserole no more than 48 hours in advance.
2. Cook in the smoker for 30-45 minutes or until bubbly.
3. Remove from the smoker and allow to cool completely before storing in the refrigerator. 4. When you’re ready to heat up the cooked casserole, add the onions and cheese to the top and heat in the oven at 350° F until the casserole is heated completely through, about 30 minutes.
Smoked Green Bean Casserole
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Smoked Green Bean Casserole
- Large mixing bowl
- Rubber spatula
- 8 x 8 foil pan
- 4 cups green beans fresh, cut (or 3 cans drained)
- 1 can (10.5 oz) condensed cream soup mushroom, celery or chicken
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce
- 4 cups chicken broth or water
- 1 cup cheese shredded, divided (optional)
- 1 cup crispy fried onions
- Get out and measure your ingredients.
- Prepare a casserole sized foil pan with butter or non-stick spray, set aside.
- In a mixing bowl combine the soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, and ½ of the shredded cheese.
- Boil green beans in chicken broth or water until they are bright green, roughly five minutes.
- Stir in beans and ⅔ cup fried onions.
- Pour mixture into the lightly greased foil pan.
- Smoke at 250 degrees for about 30-45 minutes, until the mixture is bubbling.
- Remove from smoker and sprinkle the top of the casserole with the remaining fried onions and shredded cheese.
- Return to the smoker for an additional 20-30 minutes, until the cheese has melted and is golden brown.
- Every bite!