Who Invented Green Bean Casserole? Was it Your Grandma? #truths
So, did your Grandma invent green bean casserole? I've heard a few lay claim to it, and I believed 'em...until yesterday, when I learned the truth!
Here's the truth...your gammy's a liar. The dish was invented by an employee and her team at Campbell's Soup to increase sales of cream of mushroom soup!
Dorcas Reilly led the team that created the recipe while working as a staff member in the home economics department.The inspiration for the dish was "to create a quick and easy recipe around two things most Americans always had on hand in the 1950s: green beans and Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup."
GBC is SO popular that in 2002 Dorcas Reilly was inducted into the national Inventors Hall o'Fame! And I say she deserves it. Good stuff!
Here's a much fancier version that'll take more time, but I can attest...it is STELLAR!