Green Bean Casserole Creator from South Jersey Dies at 92
It is a sad day for Thanksgiving food lovers.
92 year-old Haddonfield resident Dorcas Reilly died on October 15, and her legacy will live on forever.
What legacy you ask? She was the wonderful woman who created and gave us the classic green bean casserole that we all can’t wait to dig into on Thanksgiving Day. No, I'm serious.
Back in 1955, for an Associated Press feature, Reilly one day decided to combine green beans with cream of mushroom soup, and topped with crunchy fried onions. She was a Campbell Soup kitchen supervisor at the time when the miraculous creation was made.
Families all over the country now incorporate their own version of green bean casserole every Thanksgiving, thus cementing Reilly's legacy into American history.
Since then it has become Campbell Soup's most popular recipe.
Reilly's family will be celebrating her life on Saturday. We can only assume green bean casserole will be served. Rest easy, and thank you.