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Amazingly Delicious Green Bean Casserole

 
Amazingly Delicious Green Bean Casserole
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After trying numerous green bean casseroles I was not a fan. This casserole changed my mind. Tender-crisp green beans that were actually green. Just the right amount of creamy coating loaded with mushroom flavor. And no canned tasteless fried onions. Delish!

Yield

6

servings

Prep

28

min

Cook

46

min

Ready

75

min

 

Ingredients

For the onion rings:
2 medium onions
thinly sliced, or 3 to 4 small ones
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons bread crumbs
panko
1 teaspoon kosher salt
nonstick cooking spray
*
For the casserole:
2 tablespoons kosher salt
plus 1 teaspoon, divided
1 pound green beans
fresh and rinsed, trimmed and halved
1 ½ tablespoons butter, unsalted
14 ounces mushrooms
trimmed and chopped
½ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground
4 cloves garlic
minced, or as needed
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
freshly ground
*
2 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken broth, low salt
or vegetable broth
1 cup light cream (half&half)
or whole milk, if you prefer lighter, use low-fat milk

Directions

Preheat the oven to 475℉ (246℃) F.

French-fried onions

Add the onions, flour, panko and salt in a large mixing bowl and toss to combine.

Separate the slices into rings.
Add the onions, flour, panko and salt in a large mixing bowl

Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and evenly spread the onions on the pan.

Arrange onion slices on a baking pan
Homemade french fried onions, during cooking

Put the baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven and bake until golden brown, stir the onions about 3 times during cooking, 25 to 30 minutes.

Home made French Fried Onions - baked until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and set aside. Turn the oven down to 400℉ (200℃).

Prepare the green beans

As the onions are cooking,  rinse, trim and halve the green beans.

As the onions are cooking, prepare the beans.

Bring a gallon of water and 2 tablespoons of salt to a boil in an 8-quart saucepan.

Add the beans and blanch for about 5 minutes.

Drain in a colander and immediately plunge the beans into a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.

Drain the green beans in a colander and set aside.
Greens beans in an ice water bath

Drain and set aside. This can be done the day before. Store the green beans in the refrigerator until ready to assemble.

Fresh mushroom sauce

Ingredients for the fresh mushroom soup/sauce.

Melt the butter in a 12-inch cast iron skillet set over medium-high heat.

Stir in the mushrooms, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms begin to release some of their liquid, 4 to 5 minutes.

Melt the butter in a 12-inch cast iron skillet set over medium-high heat.
and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms begin to release some of their liquid, 4 to 5 minutes.

Stir in the garlic and nutmeg and continue to cook for another 2 minutes.

Sprinkle the flour over the mixture and stir to coat.

Sprinkle the flour over the mixture
Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the cream or milk as your choice.

Cook for 1 minute. Add the broth and simmer for another 1 minute.

Add the broth
Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the cream or milk as your choice.

Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the cream or milk as your choice.

Cook until the mixture thickens, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes.

Cook until the mixture thickens, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes.
and simmer for another 1 minute.

Ready for the oven

Remove from the heat and stir in ¼ of the onions and all of the green beans.

Top with the remaining onions.

Transfer the mixture into a cast-iron baking dish.

Bake until bubbly, about 15 minutes.

Bake until bubbly, about 15 minutes.

Remove and cool for a few minutes. Serve warm.

Classic home-made green bean casserole

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+1

about 6 years

After trying numerous green bean casseroles I was not a fan. This casserole changed my mind. Tender-crisp green beans that were actually green. Just the right amount of creamy coating loaded with mushroom flavor. And no canned tasteless fried onions. Delish!

+1

over 6 years

Enjoyed this dish a lot! Creamy and flavorful. Homemade onion rings and homemade cream of mushroom soup made a significant difference, they were both easy to make and amazingly delicious. So far this is the best green bean casserole I have ever had. Thumb up for sure!

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Comments

B Cribb
Little Mountain, SC
 about 6 years ago

Since I am a whole food consumer, this recipe certainly will go with me somewhere this season!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 231g (8.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 17742% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 2780mg 116%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 10% Iron 10%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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