Green Bean Casserole

Printable Recipe:  Green Bean Casserole

This green bean casserole is one of those tried and true Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner recipes.  It is full of flavor and easy to do. My version uses bacon for an extra boost of flavor.

Green Bean Casserole with Bacon

This recipe is easy to do.  First Cook the bacon in a 400º F oven until cooked.  Drain on paper towels.   Reduce the heat to 350º F. 

Baked bacon
Cook the green beans in lightly salted boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain beans and pour into a very large bowl of ice water – this will help to retain their color. Drain again. Transfer to a very large bowl.
 

Cook the mushrooms and garlic in olive oil over medium  heat until soft and beginning to brown.

mushrooms in garlic

Stir in soup, cheese, milk, and sage and thyme until combined.

Sauce for green bean casserole

Add the mixture to the bowl with beans.  Stir in the crumbled bacon. Toss to combine.

Add the beans to the sauce

Spoon half of the bean mixture into a baking dish. Top with half of the french-fried onions. Repeat layers. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.

Green bean casserole with bacon

Green bean casserole with Bacon
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut in half diagonally
  • 6 cups sliced button mushrooms (16 ounces)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 - 10¾ ounce can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • 5 slices of bacon (*I cook mine in the oven)
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp sage
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 2.8 ounce can french-fried onions
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon in a 400º F oven until cooked. Drain on paper towels. Reduce the heat to 350º F. Cook the green beans in lightly salted boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain beans and pour into a very large bowl of ice water - this will help to retain their color. Drain again. Transfer to a very large bowl.
  2. In a large saucepan cook and stir mushrooms and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until soft and beginning to brown. Stir in soup, cheese, milk, and sage and thyme until combined. Add the mixture to the bowl with beans. Stir in the crumbled bacon. Toss to combine.
  3. Spoon half of the bean mixture into a baking dish. Top with half of the french-fried onions. Repeat layers.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 1341 Fat: 81g Saturated fat: 34g Unsaturated fat: 38g Carbohydrates: 98g Sugar: 29g Sodium: 3046mg Fiber: 30g Protein: 76g Cholesterol: 165mg

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