The Best Green Bean Casserole Made From Scratch
This is hands down the best green bean casserole one can make entirely from scratch fresh ingredients. Green bean casserole is a tradition on most thanksgiving tables so we wanted to give a recipe that has been passed down through the years, loved and raved about by many and again made completely by you from the comfort of your own home without the artificial ingredients, high sodium levels and most importantly love. The crispy onions and homemade sauce with fresh green beans pack creamy rich flavor and texture combination fit for the royal palace.
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 45 MINUTES
- 3 slices thick-cut bacon , diced
- 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
- 2 cloves garlic , minced
- 12 ounces fresh button or cremini mushrooms , chopped
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pound fresh green beans , trimmed, halved, and blanched (boil 5 minutes, place beans in ice water for a couple of minutes, drain)
- 1 can quality French fried onions
- or gluten free French fried onions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crispy. Add the onions and cook until soft and translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook for another 4-5 minutes until the mushrooms are soft. Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
Melt the butter in the same skillet and whisk in the flour. Once combined, continue whisking for another 2 minutes until the mixture has slightly deepened in color. Add the half-and-half and chicken broth while constantly whisking to prevent lumps. Once slightly thickened, add the cheese and whisk until melted and combined.
Next add the mushroom/bacon mixture along with the salt and pepper. Let the sauce simmer for a couple of minutes, then add the green beans. Stir to combine.
Pour the bean mixture into a 9x13 casserole dish and sprinkle the French fried onions all over the top. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes until bubbling and the onions are golden and crispy. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Preparing in Advance: Everything can be done in advance except for adding the crispy onions, otherwise they'll get soggy. Add those just before baking. Also, let the casserole sit for at least 30 minutes after removing it from the fridge before baking.
Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 752mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1035IU | Vitamin C: 13.6mg | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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