Best Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Sharing the Best Green Bean Casserole Recipe today! My homemade green bean casserole with fresh green beans and cheese sauce makes the perfect side for your Thanksgiving Dinner table!

best green bean casserole

Best Green Bean Casserole

If you are like us, Thanksgiving side dishes are some of the best parts of Thanksgiving Dinner! I put together a homemade green bean casserole recipe that is hands down the best I’ve ever had. The homemade cheese sauce takes this casserole to a whole new level. Can’t wait for you to try it!

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best green bean casserole

Main Ingredients In Green Bean Casserole

  1. Green Beans- You can use canned green beans, but I recommend fresh like I’ve used today.
  2. Homemade Cheese Sauce – This is taking place of the traditional Cream of Mushroom Soup that is found in many recipes. You have to make my cheese sauce recipe, so simple and so delicious!!
  3. Crispy Fried Onions – You add these delicious fried onions in the casserole and on top before baking. One of my favorite parts!

How To Make Green Bean Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place butter into a 10 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat to melt. Add mushrooms, salt, pepper and garlic, stirring and cooking for 5 minutes until softened. Sprinkle flour over top and stir for 1 minute. Slowly stir in chicken broth, let bubble and cook for 3 minutes to thicken.
  2. Stir in heavy whipping cream and let cook for another 3 minutes until bubbly and thickened. Stir in cheese, steamed green beans, and 1 cup of the onions. Stir to combine and top with remaining 1 cup fried onions. Bake for 15 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Remove and serve warm.

best green bean casserole

I like serving this Thanksgiving side dish in a cast iron skillet, but you can also use a 9×13-inch baking dish as well.

best green bean casserole

Once butter is melted add the chopped white mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper.

best green bean casserole

Let the mushrooms cook for a good 5 minutes while stirring. Sprinkle with flour and stir for another minute.

 

 

best green bean casserole

Stir in chicken broth until creamy, starts to thicken and bubble. Let this simmer for another 5 minutes.

green bean casserole

Slowly stir in the heavy cream and cook for a few minutes until thickened.

green bean casserole

Stir in shredded cheese until combined.

green bean casserole

Add the steamed green beans to the sauce.

How To Cook Fresh Green Beans

Make sure to wash your green beans in a colander under water. Snapping off each (tail) end of each bean. For your reference, variety and size of the green beans will impact cooking time.

Blanch

Bring a pot of salted water to boil and fill a large bowl with ice cubes and water. Add the green beans to the boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, strain and transfer beans to the ice water. After 1 minute, drain into a colander and serve.

Steam

Fill a pot with enough water to reach the bottom of a steamer basket and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the prepared green beans and cover. Cook for 5-10 minutes depending on how firm or fork tender you like your green beans.

Boil

Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Add the green beans and cook for about 6 minutes, until lightly firm yet fork tender. Drain into a large colander and serve.

Sauté

Sautéing green beans gives the beans really great flavor. First, blanch the green beans. Heat a couple teaspoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the blanched green beans and seasonings of your choice. Cook for 3-4 minutes and serve.

green bean casserole

Add 1 1/2 cups of the crispy fried onions, stir to combine.

green bean casserole

How Long Does It Take To Cook Green Bean Casserole?

This recipe can be made up to 24 hours ahead of time. Prepare recipe directions to the point before adding the crispy fried onions on the top of the dish. Cover tightly with foil and Rremove the dish from the refrigerator 1-2 hours before baking and add the fried onions before it goes into the oven. If pan is not at room temperature before cooking, cook time might take longer than recipe states.

green bean casserole

Casserole will be bubbly and golden brown on top.

best green bean casserole

green bean casserole

Best Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

This is literally Best Cheesy Green Bean Casserole! My homemade casserole will have your guests coming back for seconds!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 308.38kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $10
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • Stove
  • cast iron skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans timmed, steamed and cut into thirds
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped white mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups French's Fried Onions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place butter into a 10 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat to melt. Add mushrooms, salt, pepper and garlic, stirring and cooking for 5 minutes until softened. Sprinkle flour over top and stir for 1 minute. Slowly stir in chicken broth, let bubble and cook for 3 minutes to thicken.
  • Stir in heavy whipping cream and let cook for another 3 minutes until bubbly and thickened. Stir in cheese, steamed green beans, and 1 cup of the onions. Stir to combine and top with remaining 1 cup fried onions. Bake for 15 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Remove and serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 308.38kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.88g | Protein: 6.67g | Fat: 25.73g | Saturated Fat: 14.64g | Cholesterol: 63.11mg | Sodium: 399.51mg | Potassium: 245.92mg | Fiber: 1.84g | Sugar: 2.38g | Vitamin A: 1057.55IU | Vitamin C: 8.06mg | Calcium: 145.55mg | Iron: 0.95mg
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