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Green Bean Casserole is a popular dish that is often served during Thanksgiving. It is often made with green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and French fried onions.
Table of Contents
- What does green bean casserole taste like?
- What You’ll Need:
- How to make green bean casserole
- Is green bean casserole gluten free?
- Why settle for the same old green bean casserole recipe when there are so many delicious variations out there?
- How to store and reheat green bean casserole
- Make ahead
- Green Bean Casserole Recipe
This green bean casserole recipe is a delicious and easy dish to make for Thanksgiving. It is made with green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and French’s fried onions. To be honest, I have never really been a fan of green bean casseroles. The canned cream of mushroom soup that’s always used in them grosses me out. I know it’s traditional and a faster way to do it, but I think making everything from scratch really transforms this dish. Also, I personally think that Thanksgiving is supposed to be about fresh, made from scratch, homemade food.
There are many delicious side dishes that can be served alongside green bean casserole at Thanksgiving. Some popular choices include mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and sweet potato casserole. Whatever side dishes you choose, they should complement the green beans and make for a tasty and satisfying meal. So get creative and have fun!
If you’re ever like me and wondering about the origin of this dish. The general consensus is that the origin of this dish is unknown, but it has been around for many years and is definitely a traditional side dish that you’ll see at many Thanksgiving tables.
What does green bean casserole taste like?
Well, green bean casserole is a bit like Thanksgiving in a dish. It’s got all the classic Thanksgiving flavors – green beans, cream of mushroom soup, fried onions – but it’s also got that unique green bean flavor that you can only get from this dish.
What You’ll Need:
Be sure to check out the full recipe card below to get the exact measurements of all the ingredients!
- The first three ingredients are used to make the homemade cream of mushroom sauce that binds everything together.
- Onions – white or yellow works here.
- Chicken stock
- Heavy cream – to make it extra decadent and creamy!
- Green beans – the star of the show!
- Fried onions – you absolutely cannot forget these. I actually don’t use the French’s fried onions, even though it’s classic, my favorite is from Trader Joe’s. Their fried onions are a level above French’s, TBH!
How to make green bean casserole
Make sure you review the full instructions in the recipe card below.
- Preheat. Set oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Melt. In a skillet, melt butter and add the mushrooms and onions, then whisk in the flour.
- Combine. Cook the ingredients while slowly adding in the chicken stock. Add in the green beans.
- Transfer to oven. After everything has simmered and thickened, put filling into an oven-safe casserole dish and top with fried onions.
- Bake. Use the center rack of the oven and bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven. Let cool slightly before serving.
Is green bean casserole gluten free?
Yes, this version is!
Why settle for the same old green bean casserole recipe when there are so many delicious variations out there?
Green bean casserole is a dish that can be made with many different ingredients. Some people add cheese or bacon. The possibilities are endless! Why not try one of these mouth-watering variations?
If you’re looking for something that’s a little bit lighter you could use Greek yogurt in place of cream.
For a green bean casserole that’s truly unique, try this recipe that includes bacon and cranberries. It’s sure to be a hit with your guests!
How to store and reheat green bean casserole
This can be stored in the fridge for up to three days. When reheating, make sure to heat it slowly so that the sauce does not curdle. You can also freeze for up to two months. Reheat straight from the freezer, adding an extra ten minutes to the cooking time.
Green bean casserole is the perfect dish to make ahead for Thanksgiving. It can be made up to three days in advance and reheated just before serving. This dish is also freezer-friendly, so you can make it ahead of time and have it on hand for those busy holiday weeks.
Green Bean Casserole
- 2 tablespoon (28 g) unsalted butter
- ¼ cup (31 g) all purpose flour
- 1 pound (454 g) cremini mushrooms, sliced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 cup (236 ml) chicken stock
- 1 cup (236 ml) heavy cream
- 2 pounds (907 g) green beans, trimmed, halved and blanched
- 2 cups (112 g) fried onions
- Preheat oven to 375 °F (191 °C) and grease a large casserole dish. I used an oval 2.5 quart casserole dish.
- In a large skillet, melt butter and add mushrooms and onions. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
- Add the flour and whisk to combine it. While whisking, slowly add the chicken stock then the cream.
- Bring to a simmer and let it cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add green beans and season with salt and pepper.
- Transfer mixture to prepared casserole dish and sprinkle fried onions on top.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until mixture is bubbly.
- Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
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