Grown Up Green Bean Casserole Recipe @pinch

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

grown up green bean casserole
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Side Casseroles Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 pound(s) green beans
  • washed and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter
  • 8 ounce(s) mushrooms
  • chopped
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • plus more for cooking green beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) pepper
  • 2 clove(s) garlic
  • minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup(s) chicken broth
  • 1 cup(s) cream
  • 1 cup(s) French's fried onions
Intructions :
  • 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.
  • Immediately remove to a cold bowl of water to stop the cooking. Drain after a minute or two and set aside.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle the entire mixture with flour and stir until evenly distributed.
  • Add the broth and allow to simmer for a minute. Add cream and cook on low until mixture thickens (~ 5 minutes).
  • Remove from the heat and fold in green beans.
  • Mix in half a cup of the fried onions.
  • Spread in a 2 1/2 - 3 quart casserole dish and bake for 15 minutes.
  • 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.

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