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.
This classic recipe makes a great side dish for two and is perfect for intimate date night meals, Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners.
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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.
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.
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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.
Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
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.
Turn off the heat and stir in the green beans.
Sprinkle the French’s Fried Onions over the top and bake until bubbly, about 10 minutes.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 C).
- Rinse green beans, trim the ends and cut beans in half or thirds.
- Slice mushrooms into halves or quarters.
- Over medium heat, melt butter in a cast iron skillet. Click here for a cast iron skillet.
- Add mushrooms, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms begin to give off their moisture.
- Stir in garlic and cook 2 minutes.
- Add chicken broth and simmer 3 minutes.
- Decrease heat to medium-low and add heavy cream. Stirring occasionally, cook 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in green beans.
- Top with French’s Fried Onions and bake until bubbly, about 10 minutes.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234Total Fat: 21.1gSaturated Fat: 12.6gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 426mgCarbohydrates: 10.3gFiber: 2.5gSugar: 1.9gProtein: 4g