'Green Giant' Breaks Guinness World Record With Largest Serving Of Green Bean Casserole

Guess how much it weighs!

WBBM Newsradio Staff
November 21, 2019 - 11:43 am
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.

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Green Giant is not kidding when they say giant! Check out this impressive Thanksgiving meal side.

Green Giant, the iconic vegetable brand, broke the Guinness World Records title Wednesday morning for creating the largest serving of green bean casserole that weighed in at 1,009 pounds!

The original serving record of 637 pounds was set by Green Giant in 2017 to mark the inaugural year of the Green Giant float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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

So what are they going to do with all this green been casserole?

It will be served to 3,000 older New Yorkers through Citymeals on Wheels, a local non-profit that prepares and delivers over 2 million weekend, holiday and emergency meals each year for the city's homebound elderly, according to the company.

"Green bean casserole is an iconic Thanksgiving dish, and true to form for Green Giant, we wanted to do something giant to bring attention to the importance of giving back to the community this season," said Jordan Greenberg, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, B&G Foods, in a statement. "We are thrilled to celebrate our annual appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by breaking our own Guiness World Records title for the largest serving of green bean casserole which will feed 3,000 older New Yorkers."

The entirety of the record-breaking green bean casserole will be served to 3,000 older New Yorkers through Citymeals on Wheels
Photo provided by Green Giant

According to Green Giant, an estimated 125,000 individual Green Giant Cut Green Beans were used in the casserole, from 1,069 cans of Green Giant Cut Green Beans. The company also used 485 cans of mushroom soup, 65 quarts of milk, and 95 pounds of French fried onions. The dish took 10 chefs from Stella 34 Trattoria in Macy's Herald Square eight hours to prep and cook the 1,009-pound serving, while the average bake time for a typical serving of green bean casserole is 25 minutes.

According to a recent survey conducted by Green Giant, more than two thirds (68 percent) of Americans say they plan to serve green bean casserole at Thanksgiving dinner. You can find the popular Green Giant green bean casserole recipe on their website.