blondie's green bean casserole (not your mama's recipe!)

★★★★☆ 4
By Blondie Pussycat
from The Rockies!, NM

After serving the traditional green bean casserole for many years, I decided to change it... my style! This recipe is my own, and it is not for the faint of heart... very rich and high in calories! Blondie ;^)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Green bean casserole is always a hit at the holiday table and this delicious recipe is a great twist on the classic dish. It's creamy, cheesy, and over-the-top. The cream cheese adds tang and the celery adds a bit of crunch. We guarantee people will be going for seconds.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★☆ 4
serves 12 servings
prep time 30 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For blondie's green bean casserole (not your mama's recipe!)

  • 1
    stick of butter, divided
  • 1
    dozen crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    evoo (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 3
    lg celery stalks, thinly sliced (literally see-thru)
  • 2 c
    (1 lg) sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 2 can
    evaporated milk, 5 oz. (not sweetened condensed)
  • 2 pkg
    cream cheese @ room temperature, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 Tbsp
    emeril's original seasoning
  • salt and pepper, to your taste
  • 3 can
    cut or french-style green beans
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

How To Make blondie's green bean casserole (not your mama's recipe!)

  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    In 3 qt saucepan, melt 4 TBSP butter till bubbly. Saute sliced mushrooms on med-hi heat till soft and almost dry. Set aside in bowl.
  • 3
    Using same 3qt saucepan, pour in oil on med-hi heat till shimmery. Saute celery and onion till tender. Lower heat to med. Add cream cheese, milk and remaining butter; whisk till smooth. Add seasonings and stir. Gently fold in green beans.
  • 4
    In a 13"x9" baking dish, pour in soup/green bean mixture. Evenly sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top, then evenly sprinkle cheddar cheese over that. Now arrange sliced criminis over cheeses. Bake 20-25 min until cheese is browning around edges.
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