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grown up green bean casserole

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Lindsay V
Southeastern, MA

Ditch the canned soup, keep the fried onions...

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Bring your green bean casserole up a notch with this grown-up version. No canned soup in this recipe... this green bean casserole is a delicious from-scratch recipe. It has all the comforting qualities of the classic dish but avoids canned soup and uses fresh green beans and mushrooms. We opted to keep the mushrooms chunky but cut them as big or small as you prefer.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For grown up green bean casserole

  • 1 lb
    green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 8 oz
    mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 tsp
    salt, plus more for cooking green beans
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    French's fried onions

How To Make grown up green bean casserole

  • Blanching green beans.
    Preheat oven to 400 F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season well with salt. Blanch green beans for 5 minutes.
  • Green beans in a bowl of ice water.
    Immediately remove to a cold bowl of water to stop the cooking. Drain after a minute or two and set aside.
  • Sauteeing mushrooms in butter.
    Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Cook until mushrooms begin to sweat. Add garlic and nutmeg. Continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Flour sprinkled over mushrooms.
    Sprinkle the entire mixture with flour and stir until evenly distributed.
  • Adding broth to the mushrooms.
    Add the broth and allow to simmer for a minute. Add cream and cook on low until mixture thickens (~ 5 minutes).
  • Folding in green beans.
    Remove from the heat and fold in green beans.
  • Mixing in French fried onions.
    Mix in half a cup of the fried onions.
  • Mixture poured into a casserole dish.
    Spread in a 2 1/2 - 3 quart casserole dish and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkling French fried onions over green beans.
    Remove from oven and garnish the top of the casserole with the additional 1/2 cup fried onions. Bake for an additional 5 minutes until sides are bubbly and onions are golden brown.