Delectable Bacon & Mushroom Green Bean Casserole

Ashley Burnam


I made this for a Thanksgiving work potluck and it was the first pan to be cleared. This recipe is definitely for a group and even those who don't normally like Green Bean Casserole LOVED it!! Try it this holiday season if you get a chance :)

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20 Min


40 Min



Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is not your ordinary green bean casserole recipe and oh boy is it good. Using fresh ingredients elevates this dish. Having the bacon and French fried onions mixed into the casserole and then adding the other half with the Parmesan cheese at the end adds so much flavor. This dish would impress anyone at a potluck or a holiday meal. After tasting this recipe, you may never make a regular green bean casserole again!


3 lb
fresh green beans- trimmed and chopped in half if they're real long
8 oz
stemmed, sliced crimini mushrooms
large white onion- chopped
1/2 stick
butter or margerine
1 pkg
center cut bacon
1 pkg
french fried onions- 6-8 oz
2 can(s)
cream of mushroom soup
32 oz
chicken broth or stock
1-2 tsp
garlic powder and fresh chopped garlic (to your liking)
shakes of Parmesan cheese (the grated kind, not fresh)
salt to taste and lots of pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

I started by chopping and dicing everything that needed it to save time. Then boil the green beans covered on med/high heat in the chicken broth with salt and pepper until tender(about 10 minutes). Not too tender because you don't want soggy green beans (no one likes that!).
While they were boiling, I cooked all the bacon until pretty crispy and drained it on paper towels, chopped it and set it off to the side. When the green beans are done, drain them and leave them in the pot uncovered.
Sautee the mushrooms and onion in the butter with a pinch of salt and pepper until the mushrooms have shrunk down and the onions are tender, while they're cooking, add the garlic.
Add the mushroom/onion mixture and the cream of mushroom soup to the green beans with another pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to coat and then dump into a casserole dish with the mushroom mixture, 1/2 of the bacon, and 1/2 of the French fried onions. Stir, then sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top and bake on 400 for about 15-20 minutes until it's bubbly.
Top with the remaining French onions, bacon, and another generous sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Return to the oven for another 15 minutes or until the French onions start to get a nice brown color. Enjoy!!!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Collections: Easter, Bring on the Bacon!
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #mushrooms