Some dishes aren't just a tradition, they're a cultural touchstone. Green bean casserole is perhaps the ultimate piece of Americana. Campbell's® Cream of Mushroom Soup, green beans and french fried onions -- baked in a casserole -- make up this ubiquitous holiday side dish.
Dorcas Reilly invented the recipe in 1955, while working in the home economics department at Campbell Soup Company. Her inspiration came from two things Americans almost always had in their kitchens during the '50s -- green beans and mushroom soup. The entire recipe contains only five ingredients and is quick and easy to put together. A hit recipe was born.
Each Thanksgiving, 20 to 30 percent of all U.S. households serve green bean casserole. That's more than 17 million homes!