Nov 19 2015 - 3:00am

From-Scratch Green Bean Casserole

From Sarah Lipoff, POPSUGAR Food

From-Scratch Green Bean Casserole


  1. 1 tablespoon butter
    1 shallot, sliced then chopped
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon pepper
    1/4 cup flour
    2 pounds green beans, cleaned and trimmed
    2 cups milk
    1 cup stock
    1 cup french fried onions


  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
  2. Place a saucepan over medium heat and add the butter, shallots, garlic, and mushrooms. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the onion is just translucent.
  3. Turn down the heat and sprinkle in the flour, stirring until incorporated. Cook for 3 more minutes.
  4. Slowly stream in the milk while whisking. The mixture should thicken. Whisk in the stock then let come to a simmer. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  5. Bring a small stock pot filled with salted water to a boil then add the green beans, cooking until they are just tender. Drain and add to a bowl of ice water to shock the beans, stopping the cooking process. This also keeps them nice and green in the casserole.
  6. Place the green beans in the bottom of a 2-quart casserole pan then cover with the mushroom sauce. Top with fried onions and bake for 20 minutes or the top has slightly browned.
  7. Let set for 10 minutes before serving.

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