Jalapeno Ranch Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Green bean casserole has been a classic Thanksgiving side dish since it’s creation in the 1950’s. With canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup and French-fried onions, it isn’t exactly the freshest of dishes, but many still include it in their Thanksgiving feast because of tradition.

We make green bean casserole for our Thanksgiving table every year. I like to keep up with the tradition, but I also felt it was necessary to revamp the recipe to include fresh green beans, fresh chopped jalapeños, Litehouse’s Jalapeño Ranch dressing and I of course wanted to omit the canned soup. I simply cannot leave out the famous fried onions on top or else it just wouldn’t be green bean casserole! If you wanted to go above and beyond, I would recommend adding diced bacon in with the green beans. Ranch + Jalapeños + Bacon!? There’s no combination better than that!

Prevention rated the nutrition of fresh green beans against canned and fresh green beans scored higher in magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and folate. Using fresh green beans in this recipe is not only healthier, but it tastes better too.

By making an easy, homemade sauce with Jalapenõ Ranch, you won’t be missing the canned soup. Litehouse’s Jalapeño Ranch is Gluten Free, contains no MSG, preservatives, or high fructose corn syrup.

Jalapeño Ranch Green Bean Casserole

Serves 10 | Finish in 40 minutes

The classic green bean casserole is revamped using fresh green beans and no canned soups. With chopped jalepeños for a little kick and the classic French fried onions for crunch, this recipe is better than the original!


7-8 cups diced fresh green beans
2 jalapeños deseeded and chopped
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp flour
1-cup milk
½ cup Litehouse® Jalapeño Ranch Dressing
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
1-cup French fried onions
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper


Preheat oven to 350. Wash and dice fresh green beans and boil for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan and whisk in the flour. Add the milk and dressing to the saucepan and whisk the mixture for a few minutes over medium heat until it becomes a gravy-like consistency. Drain the green beans and sprinkle with ½ tsp salt. Add the green beans to a 9x13 pan and toss with the gravy mixture. Top the green bean casserole with the cheese and fried onions. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

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