Inventor of the green bean casserole dies at 92

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Dorcas Reilly, the creator of the wildly popular green bean casserole, has died in Haddonfield, New Jersey at 92.

Made with green beans, cream of mushroom soup and topped with dried or fried, crunchy onions, the dish is the most popular recipe to emerge from the Campbell Soup kitchens, with the dish generating nearly three million visits along during the 2017 holidays.

The original recipe card is in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Reilly worked as a Campbell Soup kitchen supervisor in 1955 when she developed the green bean casserole.

She also helped create a tomato soup meatloaf, a tuna noodle casserole and Sloppy Joe-like “souperburgers.”

 

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