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A pan of green bean casserole topped with friend onion straws with a wooden spoon in the pan.
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Green Bean Casserole

To some it just isn't Thanksgiving without green bean casserole; this time with a homemade mushroom cream sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 8
Calories: 190kcal


For the Green Bean Casserole:

  • 16 oz fresh green beans (washed, trimmed, and halved)
  • 1 tsp salt

For the Cream of Mushroom Soup:

  • 2 TBS butter
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (cut into 1/4 inch pieces)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 TBS minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 TBS flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 1 cup half and half

For the Topping:

  • 2 cups Crispy Fried Onions


For the Green Bean Casserole:

  • Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  • Add the salt and green beans to the water and cook them in the boiling water for 5 minutes.
  • Drain the water and add the green beans to a large bowl of ice water. Drain the water again, and set them aside.

For the Cream of Mushroom Soup:

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add in the chopped mushroom pieces, and salt and pepper and cook until the mushrooms begin to emit liquid, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and nutmeg and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the flour and whisk it into the butter and mushrooms. Continue to cook it for about 1 minutes.
  • Slowly pour in the chicken broth and whisk it into the mixture until smooth.
  • Lower the temperature to medium low and slowly add in the half and half. Cook for about 5 to 6 minutes, or until the mixture thickens, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the green beans and 1/2 cup of the Crispy Onions
  • Pour the mixture into a 9×9 serving dish.
  • (Refrigerate until day of serving up to 3 days) or bake now.
  • Bake in an oven preheated to 450 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until the mushroom sauce is bubbly.
  • Top the green beans with the additional Onion Straws and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes or until the onions start to turn golden brown.


**The Fresh green beans can be substituted for drained, canned green beans. Use 3 cans.


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 748mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 587IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg