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Green bean casserole | Homemade

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: from scratch, green bean casserole, holiday, side dish
Servings: 6


  • Steaming basket


  • 1 lb Fresh green beans
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • bacon (optional)

Homemade condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 TBS butter
  • 6 sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup broth (vegetable, turkey or chicken)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic

Topping- French fried onions

  • 1 med onion
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil for frying
  • season with salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350.
    Wash and trim the ends of your green beans. Place in steaming basket over 1-2 inches of water and bring to boil.
    Reduce to simmer and allow your green beans to steam another 5 minutes. They should be bright green and still have a little crunch.

Homemade condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • While green beans are steaming, make your condensed soup.
    Over medium high heat melt 1 TBS butter and Slice up 6 baby Bella mushrooms.
    Sauté until tender.
    Season with salt and pepper.
    Add 1/4 cup flour and and continue to cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
    Add 3/4 cup broth and 1/2 cup milk. Whisk.
    Add 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1/4 tsp onion powder. Continue to stir.
    As sauce thickens, bring to low heat. Stir. Once thickened-remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl combine green beans, soup mixture, ½ cup milk, ½ tsp salt and ⅛ tsp pepper. Mix and pour in casserole dish.

Topping- Fried onions

  • In a large frying pan place a thin layer of olive or vegetable oil. Bring to medium heat.
    While the pan heats up, thinly slice your onion. Place in medium bowl and add 1 cup of milk. Soak.
    In another bowl add 1 cup flour, 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper and 1/2 tsp Paprika. Mix.
    Using your hands lift the onion from the milk and fully coat in flour mixture.
    Doing a batch at a time, fry your onions until golden brown. Place on paper towel. Immediately season with salt and pepper.
  • Top your casserole with fried onions. Place in preheated oven and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
  • Top with crisp bacon (optional)