Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Lynn Socko


This is NOT your Mama's Green Bean Casserole, sorry Mama! This is freshness at it's best.

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30 Min


35 Min



Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is a refreshing twist on the traditional green bean casseroles. While I eat them, I'm not the biggest fan. When I saw this recipe and it was fresh beans and no canned soup, I knew I would enjoy it. This is a beautiful, tasty casserole that I would be proud to display at any holiday meal. I left out the slivered almonds only because I didn't have any ... but I don't think it took away from the dish at all.


1 lb
fresh blanched green beans
4 slice
bacon, diced
sweet onion, large diced
1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
fresh turkey or chicken stock
1 c
milk or heavy cream
1 pt
baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 c
Parmesan cheese, fresh grated
1/2 tsp
granulated garlic
2 tsp
mrs. dash original blend


1 c
panko bread crumbs
3 slice
bacon, chopped
1/2 c
Parmesan cheese, grated
almonds, slivered fro garnish
spray oil

Directions Step-By-Step

I buy fresh frozen blanched green beans and put them in the micro for 8 min in a deep bowl to thaw. If desired, cut beans into thirds once thawed.
Rough chop 1/2 onion and 4 slices of thick bacon and brown in a large skillet. While that is browning, slice mushrooms, grate Parmesan.
For topping partially freeze 3 strips of bacon cut into pcs. Chop in food processor or by hand. Add in panko and 1/2 c of Parmesan, set aside.
When bacon and onions are browned add 1/2 c of flour to make a paste. Add more bacon fat, olive oil or butter if needed. Add Mrs. Dash and granulated garlic.
Slowly pour in turkey/chicken stock and milk and stir to remove all lumps.
Now add beans, mushrooms and 1 c of Parmesan to sauce. Stir really well to coat.
Spray a 9x11 baking dish with non stick spray and pour bean mixture into it. Pat down mixture was well as possible.
Now top with raw bacon/panko/Parmesan toppings. Spray with spray oil.
Bake in 375° uncovered for 35 min. Remove and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.
Allow to cool for 10-15 min before serving. Garnish with slivered almonds. You could also put the slivered almonds in the dish. Just add to the pan with the green beans and sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy