Green Bean Casserole From Scratch

Green Bean Casserole From Scratch - A holiday classic made fresh. No canned beans or soups required. Creamy and full of traditional flavors!

Green bean casserole from scratch is a holiday classic made fresh. No canned beans or soups required.

Fresh green beans give it a much more lively pop of fresh vegetable flavor. The mushroom sauce/soup from scratch lets you control the salt and herb additions. It’s fairly quick and easy to make.

Creamy, delicious and full of traditional flavors!

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Green Bean Casserole From Scratch

fresh washed green beans in a strainer

Green bean casserole is required to be on our table for every holiday. I wanted to make it with a little less processed ingredients. This recipe was a perfect fresh replacement.

Cook the green beans in salted water for 5-7 minutes. Remove to an ice water bath, cool and drain. Blanching for a minute or two doesn’t cook them long enough for our taste. If you prefer them still crunchy then, by all means, just blanch about 2 minutes.

homemade creamy mushroom sauce in a saucepan

No canned cream of mushroom soup here!

Preheat the oven 350 degrees.

Saute the onions until soft, add garlic saute another minute. Add the mushrooms and continue sauteing until some of the moisture is being released for about 5 minutes.  Sprinkle the flour on top, stir and cook for another 1-2 minutes to cook out the flour taste. Add the stock, fresh thyme, bay leaf, Worcestershire, salt, and black pepper. Simmer for about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat, add the heavy cream, stir and continue simmering until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency. Stirring occasionally. Usually 10-15 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Remove the bay leaf and thyme sprigs from the sauce. Pour the sauce over the green beans, stir to coat evenly.

Pour the green bean mixture into a 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle the French fried onions over the top and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.

baked Green Bean Casserole in a white baking dish

Let rest about 5-10 minutes before serving.

wooden spoon with a scoop of green bean casserole on it

Serve and enjoy the holiday dinner with your friends and family!

wooden spoon with a scoop of green bean casserole on it

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Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Green Bean Casserole From Scratch

Green Bean Casserole From Scratch – A holiday classic made fresh. No canned beans or soups required. Creamy and full of traditional flavors!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast casserole, from scratch, green bean, no canned soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans rinsed, trimmed and snapped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 8 oz Baby Bella mushrooms cleaned and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 350 degrees.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add salt and green beans. Cook 5-7 minutes. Remove to an ice bath. Cool, drain thoroughly.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter, add the onions and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and saute another minute.
  • Add the mushrooms, saute until moisture is releasing about 4-5 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over and stir, cook another 1-2 minutes to remove the flour taste.
  • Add the stock, fresh thyme, bay leaf, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper. Simmer for about 3 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the heavy cream, stir and continue simmering until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency. Usually 10-15 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and thyme sprigs from the sauce.
  • Pour the sauce over the green beans, stir to evenly coat. Pour into a 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle the French fried onions over the top evenly.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until browned and bubbling.
  • Let rest at least 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 419mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1383IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg

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Comments

  1. Reply

    I hated green bean casserole growing up because it just tasted like cream of mushroom soup. Love cream. Love mushrooms. But not a fan of the canned soup version. This looks delicious!! Yum, who wouldn’t want this creamy goodness???

    1. Reply

      I hope you try and enjoy this fresh version of the classic. Thanks for coming by, Maria!

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