This giant green bean casserole just broke a Guinness World Record


Even if green bean casserole isn’t your favorite Thanksgiving food, this record-breaking dish will totally be worth sampling.

When you consider the typical Thanksgiving meal, the same few foods usually come to mind: turkey (or ham), mashed potatoes (with or without gravy, it’s really up to you), and stuffing. This fits perfectly with the meat, bread, and potatoes model many American dinners still follow today, but on a much larger scale.

What you don’t always consider — but usually still remember to prepare nonetheless — are the vegetables. Some keep things simple and simply add bacon to a few servings of green beans and call it done. Others go for the whole casserole.

Not your favorite option? You can usually get away with skipping it.

But green bean casserole might be more popular among Americans than you might think. According to a recent survey, around 68 percent of Americans say they plan on eating the dish over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Green Giant sets a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title by cooking a 1,009 lb. green bean casserole that will be served to 3,000 New Yorkers in need through Citymeals on Wheels. photo provided by Green Giant

Perhaps this is why Green Giant has once again taken their casserole-preparing efforts to the extreme, using an estimated 125,000 green beans and 95 pounds of French fried onions (and let’s not forge 1,069 cans of their signature cut green beans, plus plenty of milk and mushroom soup) to create the largest green bean casserole ever made.

The casserole weighed a total of 1,0009 pounds after cooking and set a Guinness World Record.

The only food “giant” the company had to compete against in setting this record was itself. Green Giant’s previous record included a casserole of the same type that weighed in at just 637 pounds.

It took 10 chefs around eight hours to prepare and cook the casserole.

The most heartwarming part of this seemingly unnecessary record-breaking effort is that it’s actually for a good cause. All 1,0009 pounds of green bean casserole will reportedly feed around 3,000 older adults around New York as part of its Citymeals on Wheels program.

Citymeal on Wheels is a nonprofit organization that regularly provides meals for local homebound elderly residents, mostly on weekends, but also in emergency situations and over holidays like Thanksgiving.

So in addition to beating its own world record, Green Giant will also be feeding thousands of individuals who may not have otherwise been able to enjoy their favorite Thanksgiving dishes this holiday. Green beans for everyone!

If you’re interested in making your own (hopefully smaller) version at home this Thanksgiving, here is Green Giant’s green bean casserole recipe.

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