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Homemade Creamy Green Bean Casserole Recipe for Two

Homemade Creamy Green Bean Casserole

This homemade creamy green bean casserole, with fresh green beans, a rich creamy mushroom sauce from scratch, and crispy French’s Fried Onion topping is delicious, easy, and quick and cooks in just one pan. 

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This classic recipe makes a great side dish for two and is perfect for intimate date night meals, Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners.

Green bean casserole was originally developed for Campbell’s Soup Company in 1955 as a way to market their cream of mushroom soup. To learn more check out The Origins of the Mysterious Green Bean Casserole.

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How to make creamy Green Bean Casserole from scratch:

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F (220 C).

Wash the green beans in cold water, them cut the ends and dice the beans in half or thirds.

Chop the mushrooms into halves or quarters.

chopped mushrooms and cut green beans on a cutting board

Over medium heat, melt the butter in a cast iron skillet. Click for a cast iron skillet.

Add the chopped mushrooms, salt, and the black pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms begin to give off some of their moisture.

chopped mushrooms cooking in a cast iron skillet

Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.

mushrooms, salt, pepper, and garlic cooking in a skillet

Pour in the chicken broth and simmer for 3 minutes.

Lower the heat to medium-low and add the heavy cream. Stirring occasionally, cook about 5 minutes.

mushrooms cooking in heavy cream

Turn off the heat and stir in the green beans.

green bean casserole cooking in a cast iron skillet

Sprinkle the French’s Fried Onions over the top and bake until bubbly, about 10 minutes.

Homemade Creamy Green Bean Casserole Recipe for Two

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Homemade Creamy Green Bean Casserole

Homemade Creamy Green Bean Casserole

This homemade version of the classic green bean casserole, with fresh green beans, a rich creamy mushroom sauce from scratch, and crispy French’s Fried Onion topping is delicious, easy, and quick and cooks in just one pan.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh green beans
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces mushrooms
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup French’s Fried Onions

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 C).
  2. Rinse green beans, trim the ends and cut beans in half or thirds.
  3. Slice mushrooms into halves or quarters.
  4. Over medium heat, melt butter in a cast iron skillet. Click here for a cast iron skillet.
  5. Add mushrooms, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms begin to give off their moisture.
  6. Stir in garlic and cook 2 minutes.
  7. Add chicken broth and simmer 3 minutes.
  8. Decrease heat to medium-low and add heavy cream. Stirring occasionally, cook 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in green beans.
  10. Top with French’s Fried Onions and bake until bubbly, about 10 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234 Total Fat: 21.1g Saturated Fat: 12.6g Cholesterol: 56mg Sodium: 426mg Carbohydrates: 10.3g Fiber: 2.5g Sugar: 1.9g Protein: 4g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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