Uncle Greg's Green Bean Casserole

Fran Murray

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@franmurray

Ever since my older brother, Greg, made green bean casserole from scratch for Thanksgiving, the Campbell's soup version just won't do! It really isn't that much trouble and it sure tastes wonderful!


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Serves:

8 to 12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Fresh ingredients make this green bean casserole shine! The fresh green beans are cooked perfectly. A mix of broth, cream, and wine, mixed with the mushrooms, creates a creamy mixture that beats anything you'd find in a can. Top with the delicious crunchy topping and you have a green bean casserole no one will pass up.

Ingredients

TOPPING:

4 slice
sturdy white sandwhich bread, torn into pieces
4 Tbsp
unsalted butter, melted
1/2 tsp
salt
3 c
canned fried onions (French's)

CASSEROLE:

6 Tbsp
unsalted butter
16 oz
white mushrooms, sliced thin
1 1/2 tsp
salt
3/4 tsp
ground black pepper
8 clove
garlic, minced
1 tsp
dried thyme
1/2 c
flour
1 c
white wine
3 c
chicken broth, low salt
3 c
heavy cream
3 lb
green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces, blanched
1/3 c
cornstarch

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 400 degrees.

FOR THE TOPPING: Pulse bread, butter, and salt in food processor until coarsely ground.
2
Combine bread mixture and onions in bowl; set aside.
3
FOR THE CASSEROLE: Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook until mushrooms release their liquid, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and cook until liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in flour and cook until golden, about 1 minutes.
4
Slowly whisk in wine, broth and cream and bring to boil.
5
Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes.
6
Toss green beans with cornstarch in large bowl and transfer to 13x9-inch greased baking pan.
7
Pour warm mushroom mixture evenly over beans.
8
Cover pan with foil. Bake until sauce is bubbling and beans are tender, about 40 to 45 minutes, stirring beans thoroughly after 25 minutes.
9
Remove foil and spread topping mixture over beans. Bake until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Serve.

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