Green Bean Casserole
Updated: Nov 12
The homemade mushroom sauce takes this traditional dish to the next level.
Vegetables aren't always everyone's favorite side dish, except when it comes to green bean casserole! This traditional dish is almost always one of the first to be gone at the Thanksgiving table. What makes this particular dish so mouth-watering is its homemade, creamy mushroom sauce. This sauce is wildly more satisfying than the canned cream of mushroom soup and is so easy to whisk together. Upgrade your usual green bean casserole this Thanksgiving and give this recipe a try!
Green Bean Casserole
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed and
cut into 2” pieces
1 (6 oz.) can French fried onions
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese for topping
For the mushroom sauce:
2 tablespoons butter
8 ounces baby bella mushrooms,
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose our
1/2 cup stock (chicken or veg)
1 cup milk
1/2 cup freshly-grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1. Heat oven to 375°F.
2. Heat a large stockpot of water over high-heat until boiling.
Meanwhile, prep a large bowl of ice water and set aside. Once
water is boiling, add trimmed and cut green beans to the water
and cook for 3-5 minutes (err on the side of under cooking here,
since they will continue cooking in the oven). Transfer beans to
the ice bath and give them a quick stir. Drain and set beans aside.
3. In a saute pan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-high
heat. Add the mushrooms and saute for 5-7 minutes, stirring
occasionally, until mushrooms are lightly browned and soft. Add
the garlic and saute 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. Sprinkle in the
our and cook 1 minute. Slowly add the vegetable stock and stir
until the our is dissolved. Finally, add the milk and Parmesan and
stir to combine. Continue cooking until the sauce has reached a
simmer and has thickened slightly. Remove from heat and salt
and pepper to taste.
4. Add the green beans to the sauce and stir well to coat. Transfer
to a 9x13 baking dish and spread in an even layer. Top with French
fried onions and extra Parmesan.
5. Bake for 25 minutes until topping is golden and crispy. Serve warm.