Green Bean Casserole From Scratch

Last updated 11/23/2020 | |

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Make this easy Green Bean Casserole from scratch, with all the delicious flavor you love. Enjoy a healthy version of this classic recipe, with fresh green beans, hearty mushrooms, and crunchy french fried onions.

green bean casserole on plate

Does your family assign the same dishes to you for every family gathering? Mine sure does! No matter which holiday or family potluck is happening, my job is to bring this tasty, homemade green bean casserole.

green bean casserole in pan

It's made from scratch (which is easier than you think!) and has all the delicious flavor you love without the funky ingredients in canned soup or frozen green beans.

Just take a look...mmmm.

close up of green bean casserole

This green bean casserole is delicious served with steak, ham, or grilled chicken. You can even save time and make it the day before!

green bean casserole on plate with potatoes and chicken

green bean casserole on plate

Green Bean Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This easy Green Bean Casserole from scratch has all the delicious flavor you love, with no cans. Enjoy a healthy version of this classic recipe, with fresh green beans, hearty mushrooms, and crunchy french fried onions.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs fresh green beans, ends trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 Tbs butter
  • 12 oz white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp table salt
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbs all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups chicken broth
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups packaged French fried onions

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400F.
    2. Set 4 cups of water to boil on the stove, and trim beans into bite-sized pieces.
    3. Place them in boiling water for 4 minutes to blanch them.
    4. Drain beans and then place in ice water to stop cooking. Drain the beans again and set aside.
    5. Melt butter in a large skillet. add mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Saute until the mushrooms start releasing liquid. Add minced garlic and saute for 1 minute.
    6. Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms and gently stir until they are coated.
    7. Add the broth, stirring constantly, and allow to simmer for 2 minutes.
    8. Add cream and nutmeg and bring back to a simmer.
    9. Cook gently for another 5-6 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly.
    10. Mix the beans and sauce and place mixture in a 9x13 casserole dish. Top with french fried onions.
    11. Bake at 400 for about 15 minutes, until sauce is bubbling and onions are just darkened.

Notes

Make-Ahead: This can be stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours without the onions. When ready to bake, top with the onions and bake as described above.

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