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Green Bean Casserole From Scratch

Green Bean Casserole FROM SCRATCH! A remake of the classic Thanksgiving side dish made with fresh green beans and no canned ingredients.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep 40 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 1 hour
Servings 10 to 12 servings
Calories 296 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

For the Topping

  • 4 slices white bread each slice torn into quarters
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 oz canned fried onions

For the Beans and Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons salt for cooking water
  • 2 pounds green beans ends trimmed, and halved
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound white button mushrooms stems removed, wiped clean and broken into ½-inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • cups chicken broth
  • cups heavy cream
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Directions

  1. For the Topping: Pulse bread, butter, salt and pepper in food processor until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about ten 1-second pulses. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with onions; set aside.
  2. For the Beans and Sauce: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 425 degrees F. Fill a large bowl with ice water. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add 2 tablespoons salt and beans. Cook beans until bright green and crisp-tender, about 6 minutes. Drain beans in colander and plunge immediately into ice water to stop cooking. Spread beans on paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain.
  3. Add butter to now-empty pot and melt over medium-high heat until foaming subsides. Add mushrooms, garlic, salt, and pepper; cook until mushrooms release moisture and liquid evaporates, about 6 minutes. Add flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in broth and bring to simmer, stirring constantly. Add cream, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until sauce is thickened and reduced to 3½ cups, about 12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add green beans to sauce and stir until evenly coated. Arrange in an even layer in 3-quart (or 9x13-inch) baking dish. Sprinkle with topping and bake until top is golden brown and sauce is bubbling around edges, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
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Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Green Bean Casserole From Scratch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 1124mg49%
Potassium 338mg10%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1105IU22%
Vitamin C 12.5mg15%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.