grown up green bean casserole

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By Lindsay V
from Southeastern, MA

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

★★★★★ 1
serves 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min

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

  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 400.
  • 2
    Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season well with salt. Blanch green beans for 5 minutes and immediately remove to a cold bowl of water to stop the cooking. Drain after a minute or two and set aside.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, salt, pepper and cook until mushrooms begin to sweat.
  • 4
    Add garlic and nutmeg and continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • 5
    Sprinkle the entire mixture with flour and stir until evenly distributed.
  • 6
    Add the broth and allow to simmer for a minute. Add cream and cook on low until mixture thickens (~ 5 minutes).
  • 7
    Remove from the heat and place in a casserole dish. Mix in ½ cup of the fried onions.
  • 8
    Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and garnish top of casserole with the additional ½ cup onions.
  • 9
    Bake for an additional 5 minutes until sides are bubbly and onions are golden brown.