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I don’t know when or how or by whom the classic green bean casserole was invented, but whoever did should have a holiday named after them. Or at least a postage stamp, don’t you think? I mean, the green bean casserole is an American tradition, as American as apple pie, and it’s been part of our homespun culinary culture for decades. Virtually every American has eaten it and many if not most have a recipe for it, somewhere. And that says something. The green bean casserole is an American classic.
Today I’m sharing my recipe for Easy Green Bean Casserole…from scratch. A dish that would make your grandmother proud.
You may remember a while back I developed a recipe for the Ultimate Green Bean Casserole. Here is a version of the classic, traditional green bean casserole that we’re all familiar with, except this one is made completely with scratch. None of that canned cream of condensed soup stuff. This version is not only healthier, it tastes so much better.
And did I mention it only takes a few minutes to make?
Joining us today are Del Monte green beans which make this casserole extra quick and easy to throw together without compromising the flavor. The beans require no pre-blanching or cooking. They’re simply drained and added to our from-scratch sauce, sprinkled with French fried onions, and the casserole is ready to go.
If you like millions of others enjoy this classic American side dish, you’ll absolutely love this flavorful from-scratch version!
And if you want to up your game even more, you MUST try one of our most popular recipes, our ULTIMATE Green Bean Casserole that’s loaded with bacon, white cheddar, mushrooms and cream!! It’s to DIE FOR!
Let’s get started!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Chop up the mushrooms and onions and mince the garlic.
Heat the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat and cook the onions until soft and translucent, 5-7 minutes.
Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook until the mushrooms have released their juices and are tender, another 5 minutes.
Add the flour, stir to combine, and cook for another minute.
Add the milk, stirring constantly to prevent lumping, and bring to a simmer. Continue stirring until the mixture is thickened.
Add the chicken bouillon powder, salt and pepper and stir to combine.
Cover, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While the mixture is simmering, drain the green beans in a colander.
Stir the drained green beans into the sauce. If desired, stir in 1/3 of the French fried onions.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour the mixture into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes until hot.
Top with the French fried onions and bake for another 5 minutes until the onions are golden.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ cup finely diced yellow onion
- 6 oz fresh mushrooms, cleaned and chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 2½ cups whole milk
- 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3 (14.5 oz) Del Monte Cut Green Beans, drained
- 6 ounces French fried onions
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Heat the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the onions until soft and translucent, 5-7 minutes. Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook until the mushrooms have released their juices and are tender, 5 minutes.
- Stir in the flour and cook for another minute. Add the milk, stirring constantly to prevent lumping, and bring to a simmer. Continue stirring until the mixture is thickened. Add the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper. Cover, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in the green beans and, if desired, ⅓ of the French fried onions. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour the mixture into a 1½ quart casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes until hot. Sprinkle with the remaining French fried onions and bake for another 5 minutes until the onions are golden brown.
- Serve immediately.
This post was sponsored by Del Monte through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Del Monte, all opinions are entirely my own.