Green Bean Casserole from Scratch

Green Bean Casserole from Scratch

What You’ll Need:

For the Topping:

  • 4 slices white bread, each slices torn into quarters
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (6-ounce) container canned fried onions

For the Beans and Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed, and halved
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound white button mushrooms, stems removed, wiped clean and broken into ½-inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups (360 ml) chicken broth
  • 1½ cups (360 ml) heavy cream

What You’ll Do:

  1. For the Topping: Pulse bread, butter, salt and pepper in food processor until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about ten 1-second pulses. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with onions; set aside.
  2. For the Beans and Sauce: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 425 degrees F. Fill a large bowl with ice water. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add 2 tablespoons salt and beans. Cook beans until bright green and crisp-tender, about 6 minutes. Drain beans in colander and plunge immediately into ice water to stop cooking. Spread beans on paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain.
  3. Add butter to now-empty pot and melt over medium-high heat until foaming subsides. Add mushrooms, garlic, ¾ teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; cook until mushrooms release moisture and liquid evaporates, about 6 minutes. Add flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in broth and bring to simmer, stirring constantly. Add cream, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until sauce is thickened and reduced to 3½ cups, about 12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add green beans to sauce and stir until evenly coated. Arrange in an even layer in 3-quart (or 9×13-inch) baking dish. Sprinkle with topping and bake until top is golden brown and sauce is bubbling around edges, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately.

*** This super delicious recipe that I’ve made every Thanksgiving for at least the last 5 years, comes from the very talented BrownEyedBaker.com.  Thank you very much, Michelle!

Posted on January 27, 2019 at 6:43 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Favorite Recipes | Tagged

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