Ground Turkey Green Bean Casserole

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Get the flavors of the holidays in one easy to make Ground Turkey Green Bean Casserole skillet dish. Combine the flavors of green bean casserole and a pound of ground turkey and taste the season all year long.

The truth is I was looking to make a Stuffed Turkey Breast, went to the grocery store and there were no turkeys. They did have ground turkey and have it all year long. Being that ground turkey is pretty bland, I wanted to dress it up a bit without going all out as you would for Thanksgiving. I needed a simple, quick, and family-friendly dish for dinner. This was it.

What is in the dish?

This one-pot skillet dish combines the flavors of green bean casserole with simple ground turkey. This would be an excellent quick meal on a busy weeknight, or as a heartier rendition to the traditional green bean casserole. With just five ingredients: ground turkey, canned green beans, condensed cream of mushroom soup with garlic, milk, and French’s onion strips – it’s winner, winner ground turkey dinner!

Is condensed mushroom soup the same as cream of mushroom?

Yes and no. This recipe calls for condensed cream of mushroom soup with garlic. Condensed soups of any variety are like purchasing the soup, but in roux form. They are thicker and often have a more concentrated amount of flavorings, and require the addition of milk or chicken broth to make it into a soup you would consume for lunch. The use of condensed soup here is important so as not to turn our skillet into a watery mess.

Can I substitute cream of celery for cream of mushroom?

It will alter the taste a touch, but if you have condensed cream of celery and a can of mushrooms or fresh mushrooms to be chopped, this is an easy substitution. Condensed cream of chicken will have some delicious flavors as well, though not like that of cream of mushroom. Choose your “cream of…” wisely.

How to make Ground Turkey Green Bean Casserole

Step 1: Mix the condensed cream of mushroom with milk and whisk.
Step 2: Brown your ground turkey in a 10-inch skillet.
Step 3: Add the drained, canned green beans and soup mixture to the skillet. Mix and allow to cook over medium heat until thick like a gravy.
Step 4: Add French’s onion strips and place in the oven for 5 minutes or so. Just long enough to crisp the top. You can even do this under a broiler since the rest of the casserole is cooked. Garnish with fresh sage, parsley or thyme and serve.

Should a casserole be watery?

The casserole will have some liquid to it even using drained, canned green beans. Though if you find the casserole is not thickening up nicely as you would like, heat over medium to allow moisture to evaporate before adding the crunchy fried onion strips. Your casserole should be the perfect consistency before adding your onion strips, since after that step there is really no turning back.

Other Thanksgiving style dishes you’ll love

Candied Pecan Pie with Apple Breandy

Stuffed Turkey Breast

sliced cornbread on white plate with drizzled honey

Classic Cornbread

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Ground Turkey Green Bean Casserole

Course Dinner, Holiday, Main, Main Course, Side, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 people
Get the flavors of the holidays in one easy to make Ground Turkey Green Bean Casserole skillet dish. Combine the flavors of green bean casserole and a pound of ground turkey and taste the season all year long.




  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Brown the ground turkey in a skillet over medium heat.
  • While turkey is browning, combine the condensed cream of mushroom soup and milk in a small bowl with a whisk, and drain the green beans.
  • Once turkey is browned, add the soup mixture and green beans to the skillet. Stir to coat and allow to thicken for about five minutes until a gravy-like consistency has formed. If you would like it thicker, you can add a corn starch slurry at this point.
  • Top with French's onion strips and finish off in the oven for five minutes or under a broiler for just 2. You just want to toast the onion strips. Serve with fresh sage, parsley, or thyme if desired.


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 386IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg

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