For some, eating canned vegetables is a challenge. If you’ve had a can of green beans in your cupboard for a long while, give one of these easy dinner recipes a try. Maybe you won’t hate canned green beans so much anymore.
Green Bean Casserole
It honestly doesn’t get easier than this recipe. This is literally a dump, mix, bake meal that will be ready in about 20 minutes. You will need a bowl, spoon, and casserole dish.
- 2-3 cans green beans
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 package french fried onions
- Now that you have your ingredients ready to go, turn your oven on to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Strain the green beans. Dump the green beans and cream of mushroom soup into a bowl and mix until the beans are coated with the soup. If you’d like you can throw in a little salt and pepper to taste.
- Spread the soup bean mixture evenly into your casserole dish.
- Top with french onions.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
When the casserole is done, the onions on top will be a little toasted. If you want to add a little more to the meal put a ½ cup of shredded cheese in with the bean soup mixture. Make sure you let it cool before diving in. For more casserole ideas, be sure to check out the Pillsbury website.
Chicken Pot Pie
This recipe is simple and very filling so if you make it, either have a few friends over to help you eat it or plan on having leftovers. You will need a frying pan, staple food items, bowl, casserole dish, and a strip of tin foil.
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 can of biscuits (or you could wipe up a simple biscuit recipe)
- 1 can green beans
- 1 can corn
- 1 can carrots
- 1 can cream of chicken or cream of mushroom
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and put the frying pan on medium heat to warm up.
- Cube chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook on medium in the frying pan until cooked all the way through. You might want to cook the chicken with some butter or a little oil so it doesn’t stick to the pan.
- Strain all canned veggies and combine in the bowl along with the soup, cheese, and cooked chicken. After everything is thoroughly combined, spread the mixture on the bottom of the casserole dish.
- Put the biscuits on top of the mixture and then cover the casserole dish with tin foil. This will keep your biscuits from burning and help everything else to cook evenly.
- Bake for 35 minutes then remove tin foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes until the biscuits are golden brown.
If you choose to cook your chicken in the casserole instead of beforehand on the stove, just know that you will need to bake the casserole for about twice as long. Chicken is slow to cook in the oven, but if you have the time, it helps the chicken to be very soft and flavorful. Make sure the chicken cooked before eating. Pink chicken is raw chicken, so stick it back in the oven.
Want a few more simple and quick meals? Check out these easy dinner recipes.