Updated green bean casserole

Melissa Baldan


I love green bean casserole. It has been my favorite for ever! I don't like using a bunch of 1950s-esque canned goods to make it, however.

BUT then!!! This dawned on me...


You are going to LOVE this!!!

Featured Pinch Tips Video

★★★★★ 1 vote



1 c
french fried onions


1 tsp
1 lb
fresh geen beans, washed and trimmed
1 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
1 tsp
1 - 1/2 c
button mushroom, chopped (measure whole, then chop)
2 Tbsp
minced garlic (or 4 large cloves minced)
2 Tbsp
1 c
chicken broth
1 c
half and half


Step 1 Direction Photo

1In well salted, boiling water, blanch beans for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

Step 2 Direction Photo

2In large skillet, melt butter over med-high heat then add mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook for about 3 minutes.

3Add garlic and cook for about 2-3 more minutes.

4Sprinkle with flour and stir well.

Step 5 Direction Photo

5Add broth and bring to a boil (keeping heat at med-high) for about a minute. Add half and half and reduce to med-low. Continue cooking until sauce thickens, remove from heat.

Step 6 Direction Photo

6Add beans to "soup" mixture and 1/4 cup of the onions. Pour into casserole dish. Top with remaining onions.

7Bake at 475 for 15 minutes or until bubbling.


About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables