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fresh green bean casserole

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Tiffany Whittaker
troutdale, OR

This is something that I put together myself from bits of other recipes. It is all fresh, no cans. Delicious!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Except for French fried onions, there's nothing canned in this green bean casserole recipe. The green beans are fresh and crispy. Super creamy, the sour cream sauce has a little zing from lemon zest. Shredded cheddar adds that bit of cheesy goodness to the casserole. It's not green bean casserole without fried onions on top and they add a nice crunch. Don't be afraid to try this easy to make fresh green bean casserole at your holiday dinner. We think everyone will love it.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For fresh green bean casserole

  • 1/2 c
    onions, diced
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    lemon peel zest
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    cooking sherry
  • 1 lb
    green beans, fresh
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 c
    French fried onions
  • 1/2 c
    sliced mushrooms, fresh

How To Make fresh green bean casserole

  • Cooking fresh green beans.
    Boil your green beans for about ten minutes until cooked through. Drain. Set aside.
  • Sauteeing diced onions, thyme, parsley, and garlic in butter.
    In a medium saucepan over low heat sauté diced onions, thyme, parsley, and garlic in butter for 5 minutes.
  • Salt, pepper, flour, lemon peel, sour cream, and sherry in a saucepan.
    Blend in salt, pepper, flour, and lemon peel. Add sour cream and sherry. Cook on low for 3 minutes.
  • Green beans, sliced mushrooms, sour cream, spice mix, and cheese layered in a baking dish.
    Grease a medium/large casserole dish with butter. Add cooked and drained beans along with sliced mushrooms to the dish. Pour the sour cream and spice mix over the beans, stir gently to coat. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top.
  • Green bean casserole baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove and top with friend onions. I like to cover the top completely with fried onions. Then bake another 10 mins until golden. Then serve and enjoy!