Green Bean Casserole
Green Bean Casserole is a holiday side dish must make.
I have never been a green bean lover, but I can’t seem to get enough if this creamy side dish.
This recipe uses fresh mushrooms salted with onions and garlic which takes this green bean casserole to the next level with amazing flavor.
One of my favorite parts of this casserole is topping it with those crisp and tasty onions.
How Do You Make Green Bean Casserole?
This recipe stands apart from all the rest with the fresh green beans, fresh sliced mushrooms, garlic, Parmesan Cheese and crispy onion strings!
This dish is always raved about at the holidays at our. dinner table.
I know that your family will love it just as much as we do!
- Preheat oven and cook vegetables: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender. Add garlic and cook another 1-2 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside.
- Cook green beans: Place green beans and chicken broth in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook about 8 minutes until beans are crisp tender and drain.
- Bake green beans and vegetables together: Spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray. Place the soup, mushroom mixture, green beans, Parmesan, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and stir to combine. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish and top with crispy onion strings. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, until casserole is heated through.
Make a complete Thanksgiving meal
You can’t go wrong with having this classic green bean casserole at your next holiday meal.
Before we begin cooking our turkey try to brine it for a more tender and juicy turkey this year with my Turkey Brine Recipe.
This pairs well with both of my turkey recipes: Juicy Butter Herb Turkey Recipe (Step by Step Instructions) or for a quicker cooking method Slow Cooker Turkey Breast.
Don’t forget the Easiest Turkey Gravy too! Make this while your turkey is resting.
Here are more side dishes to try for your complete thanksgiving meal
- Maple Roasted Brussels sprouts and Butternut Squash
- Honey Orange Glazed Carrots
- Cranberry Pecan Sweet Potato Wild Rice Pilaf
- Creamy Parmesan Garlic Brussels sprouts Recipe
- The Easiest Cranberry Sauce Recipe
Can You Use Canned Green Beans?
Okay, so let’s start with the star of the show: the green beans.
I cannot even begin to tell you how much of a difference using fresh beans makes!
Canned green beans tend to be mushy and tasteless once baked into the casserole, but using fresh beans cooked in chicken broth makes them perfectly crisp-tender and full of flavor!
I promise once you use fresh, you will never go back to the can!
I just grab a few big handfuls of beans, chop off the ends and cut them in half. You want them in about 1 1/2 inch pieces.
Can You Leave the Mushrooms Out of the Casserole?
Now there are very few things that could make this casserole any better, but the addition of fresh mushrooms… perfection!
I’m a huge mushroom-lover, but if you’re not a big fan, just go ahead and leave them out.
Can You Make Homemade Crispy Fried Onions?
Can You Make Green Bean Casserole Ahead of Time?
Yes! You can make this casserole 24-48 hours in advance and keep covered in the fridge. Be sure to add the fried onions right before baking.
What Can You Substitute the Cream of Mushroom Soup with?
More delicious vegetable side dishes
- 3 Ingredient Candied Sweet Potatoes
- Garlic Parmesan Green Beans with Bacon
- Roasted Brown Butter Honey Garlic Carrots
- Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
- Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
Green Bean Casserole
Green Bean Casserole is a classic, savory side dish that is favored by all! Filled with fresh mushrooms, garlic, parmesan and baked in a creamy sauce, there won't be a green bean left with this freshly made casserole.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup onion finely diced
- 8 ounce package button mushrooms sliced
- 3 cups fresh green beans ends removed and cut in half
- 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 10.75 ounce can low-sodium cream of mushroom soup
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- homemade crispy onion strings
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender. Add garlic and cook another 1-2 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside.
Place green beans and chicken broth in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook about 8 minutes until beans are crisp tender and drain.
Spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray. Place the soup, mushroom mixture, green beans, Parmesan, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and stir to combine. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish and top with crispy onion strings. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, until casserole is heated through.
Updated on November 6, 2019
Original Post March 28, 2019
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.