GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE RECIPE
Today’s green bean casserole recipe is always a must-have at my own Thanksgiving table and pretty much any Holiday. I won’t lie… I even make it as a side dish for a nice Sunday dinner. It’s that good.
GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE WITHOUT MUSHROOMS
There are only 3 foods I refuse to eat and mushrooms is one of them! Which is why I love this green bean casserole because there are no mushrooms in it.
It’s perfect for those that have mushroom allergies or if you’re like me and just don’t like them.
GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE WITHOUT CANNED SOUP
I have absolutely nothing against canned soup but when I can make something from scratch that just takes minutes, I happen to love that it can replace a canned ingredient in a recipe.
To make your own ‘creamed soup’ it’s a simple mixture of butter, flour, and some seasonings. It’s really simple and gives this casserole so much flavor.
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED?
Butter – I use salted butter in this recipe but unsalted butter works just fine too. Be sure to add a bit more salt (if wanted) if using the unsalted butter.
All-Purpose Flour – This is what helps to thicken the mixture so that you don’t end up with a wet, runny green bean casserole.
Sour Cream – I highly prefer the full-fat regular sour cream in this recipe. You can use the lite sour cream but it tends to have a thinner texture and not as rich taste. So just use what you love!
Dried Minced Onion – These are just dried pieces of onion. They come in a spice type bottle and you will find them by the other spices and seasonings in the grocery store. If you don’t have these already at home, I highly encourage you to buy some. They are cheap (like 50 cents) and they give such a great flavor to this casserole. Plus, it makes the recipe a no chop recipe!
Canned Green Beans – I prefer green bean casseroles with canned green beans. Why? They’re convenient, usually cheaper, and they cook up perfectly because they are already soft. I can’t tell you how many recipes I tried using fresh green beans that turn out with crispy and crunchy beans, and they take forever to prepare for the casserole. I love the French-style green beans but yes you can use the regular, cut green beans if you prefer that.
Shredded Cheese – I use Colby Jack cheese but feel free to use whatever you like the best. Colby Jack or Cheddar will be the best for this recipe. Use as little or as much as you want. I don’t care for the casserole to be super cheesy so I actually use less than the 1 cup called for.
French Fried Onions – Get yourself a small can of these. They give that super crispy texture and some great flavor.
HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
- Melt some butter in a skillet pan. Once melted add in the flour, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir for about 1 minute to make sure the flour cooks down and it forms a thick paste.
- Take the pan off the burner and stir in the sour cream and dried minced onion.
- Add in the drained canned green beans, half the cheese, and half the french fried onions. Stir to combine.
- Pour into the baking dish and top with the remaining cheese and fried onions.
- Let it bake for about 25 minutes and serve hot!
This sweet corn casserole always makes an appearance at the Thanksgiving table alongside this buttery cracker sweet potato casserole. It happens to use canned sweet potatoes which may seem odd but it will blow you away! I crave it year round 🙂
Green Bean Casserole (no mushrooms & no canned soup)
- 3 tablespoons salted butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 can (28 oz each) french-style green beans (drained well)
- 1 cup shredded cheese (I use colby-jack)
- 1 cup French's fried onions
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish, or similar casserole dish, with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Once melted, add the flour, salt, sugar, and pepper. Stir with a whisk for 1 minute. Stir constantly so it does not burn.
- Take off the heat and add sour cream, and dried minced onion. Stir together until combined.
- Add green beans, half the cheese, and half the fried onions. Stir together and pour into prepared baking dish. Top with the remaining cheese and sprinkle with the remaining fried onions.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
recipe found and adapted years ago from Keat’s Eats