Cheesy Bacon Green Bean Casserole Pot Pie


Thanksgiving is just around the corner so I thought I’d share one more killer side dish that will have you licking your pie plate 🙂  Green bean casserole has been around for ages…..and I LOVE it, all versions of it actually. I thought it would be fun to make my green bean casserole into this beautiful buttery puff pasty topped pot pie.

It is sinfully delicious and I hope you enjoy! No worries, I’ve got a yummy Thanksgiving dessert coming up first thing Monday morning 🙂

Here’s your line-up 🙂

Cook up your bacon, one of the best smells ever!

I dare you not to snag a few pieces. I couldn’t resist.

Don’t be afraid of the cheese sauce. A little butter, flour, seasonings, chicken broth and cheese. Easy 🙂

I like to boil the fresh beans for a few minutes so they aren’t ultra crunchy. Just enough 🙂  Note that you can use 2 cans, (drained) of green beans if you prefer.

Saute your onions and garlic, mmmm!

Add your beans and bacon to your onions and garlic 🙂

….and the cheese sauce!

Pour into a nice little pie plate…

Spread evenly….

Dip your finger in the cheese sauce for a little taste 🙂

Trim your puff pasty.

Lay over pie plate.

Tuck edges, make a few slits for the steam and time to bake!

Holy Moly does that look good or what?

Let cool for about 15 minutes, then dig in!


A serving of green bean casserole pot pie on a plate

Cheesy Bacon Green Bean Casserole Pot Pie

Green bean casserole has been around for ages…..and I LOVE it, all versions of it actually. I thought it would be fun to make my green bean casserole into this beautiful buttery puff pasty topped pot pie.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 495kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 1/2 lb bacon sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 12 oz bag of fresh trimmed green beans
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Cook bacon in medium dutch oven over medium heat until browned and crisped. Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate then discard all but 2 Tablespoons of bacon drippings.
  • Saute onions in remaining bacon drippings until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for a minute. Reduce heat to low.
  • Boil green beans in pot for 5 minutes, until just fork tender.
  • Transfer beans to an ice water bath.
  • Add beans to onions and garlic along with the crisped bacon.
  • To make sauce melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. 
  • Whisk in flour, salt and pepper until well combined then whisk in chicken broth until thick and creamy, for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Once hot and creamy stir in shredded cheese until melted. 
  • Pour cheese sauce over beans then transfer to a 9 inch pie plate.
  • Trim square puff pastry edges to more of a round (does not have to be perfect). Lay puff pastry over beans, folding edges under. Cut 4-5 slits to allow for steam to escape. 
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until puff pastry is nice and golden.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes before slicing into.


Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1447mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 823IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: green bean casserole, green beans and bacon, thanksgiving side dish recipes, vegetable pot pie


Have a great rest of your week and weekend! See you soon 🙂


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63 Responses
  1. Sherryl

    I made this recipe this weekend for my husband who had been away on a business trip for two weeks and my son who came home from college just for the night. This recipe is unbelievably good! Both guys ranted and raved about how delicious it was. It was even gourmet-like! I will DEFINITELY make this recipe again and again. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Elita @ Blacktating

    This does look delicious but in the picture it looks like there is a crust on the bottom. Putting the cheesy bean mixture directly into the pie plate and then covering with the pastry sounds like it makes this difficult to cut up and serve. Have you ever made it in a real pie crust or with puff pastry both on bottom and top? I really want to make this for Thursday, so if anyone could offer any advice I’d appreciate it.

    1. Jenny

      Hi Elita,
      There is no pie crust in my recipe and I was able to serve it no problem. However if you would like to do this recipe with a top and bottom pie crust I think it would be delicious as well. I would bake the bottom crust first for 15 minutes, fill with the filling, top with pie crust and bake for another 30-45 minutes, checking every 5 minutes after 30 minutes. Hope you enjoy 🙂

        1. Elita @ Blacktating

          Thank you so much for replying! I think I am going to try to make it with 2 sheets so it is more pie-like. I’ll let you know how it comes out 😉

  3. Amy B.

    Oh my goodness… I am drooling and my tummy is growling just looking at this recipe! Spectacular! But then again… every recipe on this site is wonderful! Love the pics… so much fun to look at. They totally sell the recipe! Great job! Can’t wait to see what’s posted next! =)

  4. Doni

    Oooh, that will go over well over Thanksgiving. I would also make this into individual bundles by cutting 4″X4″ squares of the puff pastry and putting the filling into the center and pull up the corners of the pastry and twist. Bake as directed until golden. 🙂

  5. Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker

    Ooooooh this looks so good! I can’t resist anything with that much bacon, cheese and puff pastry, even if I’m not a big veggie fan! 🙂

  6. Cookin' Canuck

    What a fun variation on green bean casserole! The crust is so pretty and would be a wonderful treat on any holiday table.

  7. Tracy

    I think I love you. If there are any green bean casserole leftovers this Thanksgiving, I’m stealing them to make this!!

  8. Sandy @ Reluctant Entertainer

    Oh, I love any kind of pot pie. ANY kind.

    Looks lovely and will yummy with leftover turkey for sure!

    So fun to hang out this weekend. xo

  9. Amy at The Scene From Me

    Puff pastry is the perfect addition here! Another fabulous creation by you!

  10. Tricia

    I read food blogs…make myself hungry….cook something. Then it starts all over again. Thanks for the blog…..

  11. Carissa

    I’m in charge of green beans for Thanksgiving and I’m so excited to make this for everyone. Thanks!

  12. Heather (Heather's Dish)

    well, now i know what i’m making and taking to the potluck this weekend! it’s BEAUTIFUL!

  13. Sarah

    Looks so good! Jenny– I have been searching for a great chicken pot pie recipe for so long!! Do you think the filling for this would work if i added some chicken & other veggies as well or do you think it would be too cheesy?? If not, can you please do a chicken pot pie recipe soon??

  14. Marla

    Wowzers Jenny! This is some kinda fab way to cook up green beans! I just love all of these holiday flavors. Lovely casserole 🙂

  15. Janet

    Oh my goodness, just when you think it can’t get any better- YUM! That looks fab! I may have to make this before Thanksgiving!

  16. Estela @ Weekly Bite

    What a wonderful twist on a classic dish! I love the bacon and cheese!

    Have a great Thanksgiving Jenny 🙂

  17. Carol

    Oh, yum! I’m definitely putting this on my menu plan, but I think I might add some leftover turkey & serve it as a main dish after Thanksgiving. Love your recipes!

  18. April in CT

    I never thought I’d want green beans for breakfast, but I’d tear up on that right now! Looks scrumptious!

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