Sep 10, 2014

Bread and Wine Link Up, The one with Paula Dean

I know what you're thinking, but the fact remains- that lady can cook! For a Southern girl, her cookbooks are like the fabled Holy Grail. They are your go-to-no-nonsense-don't-even-look-at-the-calories type of recipes.

So, our first Thanksgiving after moving to Hawaii, I wanted to make a really big Thanksgiving meal for my brother, the Mr., and some of our friends. I needed a good green bean casserole recipe, and Mrs. Paula Dean did not disappoint!

Check it out here,



Pinch Paula Deen’s House Seasoning

1   2.8-ounce can French-fried onion rings
1   10 3/4-ounce can cream of mushroom soup
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups sliced green beans
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup diced onions
1/3   stick butter
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Melt the butter in a large skillet.  Saute the onions and mushrooms in the butter. Boil green beans in chicken broth for 10 minutes and drain. Add the green beans, mushroom soup, onion rings, and House Seasoning to taste.  Stir well.  Pour into a greased 1 1/2-quart baking dish.  Bake for 20 minutes, then top the casserole with the Cheddar and bake for 10 minutes longer, or until the casserole is hot and cheese is melted.

Y'all, this is a winner! This is one that you take the time to pull out your recipe box and copy the recipe all nice and pretty. You will be making this for years to come! I do try to switch out to less fat ingredients, but that's completely optional!

Today, I link up my go-to side dish with Rachel from Oh Simple Thoughts for her Bread & Wine project link up! So much fun!

Oh, Simple Thoughts.

What are some of your go-to side dishes? Please link up with us and share! I'm on the hunt for new recipes! 


  1. That sounds amazing!
    My go to sides usually come from a box or can...I am not a good cook!

  2. Green Bean Casserole is my absolute favorite side dish for any occasion. My husband isn't a big fan of green beans though, which is great for me because I get it all to myself. haha

  3. Mm that looks amazing! And I still love Paula Deen's recipes! It's undenyable, she is one talented lady!


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