Better Green Bean Casserole (Recipe)

You won’t find a can of soup here. Try this from-scratch green bean casserole, and you won’t go back to the Campbell’s variety.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1 Cup whole milk
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable broth
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 Small yellow onion, sliced
  • 1/4 Pound shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and sliced
  • 1 Teaspoon fresh chopped thyme
  • 2 Cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons dry sherry
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Medium Shallots, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1/3 Cup olive oil

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add green beans and blanch for about 3 minutes, until crisp-tender. Drain green beans and set aside.
3. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm milk and broth. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat until it becomes foamy. Stir in onion, mushroom and garlic, sprinkle with thyme, and sauté until onions and mushrooms have softened, 4-5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and stir in 2 tablespoons flour. Slowly whisk in warmed milk-broth mixture until smooth. Stir in sherry, season with salt and pepper, and cook until the liquid has thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in green beans, coating well with the sauce. Transfer to casserole dish. Bake until the casserole is hot and bubbling, about 20-30 minutes.
4. While the casserole is baking, prepare shallots. Toss shallots with 2 tablespoons of flour in a bowl. Heat olive oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Saute for 6-8 minutes, until the shallots are golden brown. Place cooked shallots on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil. Sprinkle a little salt over the shallots. Top casserole with fried shallots. Serve warm.

Recipe Adapted From: The Kitchn.

Earlier: Sweet Potato Gratin

72 comments

Freddy Jones
Freddy Jones2 years ago

thank you for the recipe

Ken W.
Ken W.2 years ago

ty

Bryna Pizzo
Bryna Pizzo2 years ago

Thank you for another delicious recipe!

Roxana Saez
Roxana Saez2 years ago

TYFS

Marianne B.
MARIA B.2 years ago

I think i'll try this,,,,,,,,,,

Roger M.
Past Member 2 years ago

thanks

Autumn S.
Autumn Away S.2 years ago

thanks for the recipe :)

Deb Ryan
Deb Ryan2 years ago

rhanks

June Bostock
June Bostock2 years ago

Runner beans with butter and black pepper are yummy.

Pamela W.
Pamela W.2 years ago

Sorry, I don't care for the Campbell's recipe and I know I wouldn't like this one either! I prefer my green beans the old fashioned way. Like my Grandma taught me to do.