March 8, 2016

Supreme Green Bean Casserole

A classic green bean casserole recipe made extra special with buttery sauteed mushrooms!


Green Bean Casserole usually makes an appearance at all the big family dinners especially on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. I’m always cooking up a storm for these feasts and constantly looking for shortcuts to help me get everything on the table (and counters and sideboard and card table and everything else we cover with the 40’leven side dishes that get prepared!)

Because I have so much going on in my kitchen on holidays I always go for the quick and easy recipes that still pop with that wow-factor. Like this Supreme Green Bean Casserole!

It literally takes minutes to prepare but it looks and tastes like something you spent hours on. The secret is to use canned green beans then dress them up with buttery sautéed mushrooms!

Supreme Green Bean Casserole - A classic green bean casserole recipe made extra special with buttery sauteed mushrooms!

Yes, canned green beans! There's an expression I've heard around Southern kitchens wherein the cooks will tell you to "cook the can out of the beans". I'm no culinary scientist so I can't explain why but when you cook canned green beans long enough, you lose the canned taste. And it's true! So when you make green bean casserole, be sure to cook the beans first - don't use them cold from the can.

I love fresh green beans cooked the Southern way (cooked soft and seasoned with smokey ham or bacon) but you can really make a good pot of canned green beans if you cook them hard with some sort of added fat and flavoring.

I prepare canned green beans for weeknight suppers with one beef bullion cube and a thwack of bacon grease or butter and they're delicious! And so much butter than just knocking the chill of the can and throwing them in a bowl.

Supreme Green Bean Casserole - A classic green bean casserole recipe made extra special with buttery sauteed mushrooms!


Notes about this recipe:
  • If you use unsalted beans or butter or low-sodium soup, increase salt to taste when combining ingredients.
  • You can omit mushrooms if preferred. Replace mushrooms and butter with one additional can of cream of mushroom soup plus 1/4 cup milk.
  • Cooking the beans before adding them to the other ingredients gives them a more "from scratch" flavor.
  • Do not prepare soup before adding to recipe.
Supreme Green Bean Casserole - A classic green bean casserole recipe made extra special with buttery sauteed mushrooms!


Supreme Green Bean Casserole

Supreme Green Bean Casserole

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prep time: 20 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 50 M
A classic green bean casserole recipe made extra special with buttery sauteed mushrooms!

ingredients:

  • 4 14.5-oz. cans green beans
  • 1 16-oz. carton fresh baby bella or button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 10.5-oz. cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 6-oz. container crispy fried onions, divided

instructions:

How to cook Supreme Green Bean Casserole

  1. Cook beans (with liquid) in a saucepan over medium-high heat for 20-30 minutes or until ready to use.
  2. Meanwhile, sauté mushrooms in butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season with pepper then cook until mushrooms are golden brown. Set aside.
  3. Combine mushroom soup, milk, garlic and salt in a large mixing bowl then whisk until smooth.
  4. Drain green beans well then add beans, mushrooms (with butter) and 3/4 cup of fried onions to mushroom soup mixture then gently stir until combined. 
  5. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart baking dish then bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove dish from oven then top with remaining fried onions. Continue baking for 10 minutes then serve.

NOTES:

If you use unsalted beans or butter or low-sodium soup, increase salt to taste when combining ingredients.
You can omit mushrooms if preferred. Replace mushrooms and butter with one additional can of cream of mushroom soup plus 1/4 cup milk.
Cooking the beans before adding them to the other ingredients gives them a more "from scratch" flavor.
Do not prepare soup before adding to recipe.
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A classic green bean casserole recipe made extra special with buttery sauteed mushrooms!




2 comments:

  1. I asked my daughter to make this for Thanksgiving, and it was so good! The mushrooms really added a nice texture to this. Vicky

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