Green Bean Casserole

It is the dish everyone is expecting on the holidays. Its creamy, smooth sauce and unmatchable flavor combined with its simplicity makes Green Bean Casserole so appealing.


French fried onions:

  • 2 large onions
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (as needed to coat onions)
  • Vegetable oil (enough to fry onions in a cast iron)
  • Kosher salt

Cream of mushroom:

  • 8 ounces Cremini mushrooms (stemmed and sliced)
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 heaping Tbsp flour
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 Tbsp cognac (to deglaze the pan)
  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Dash of soy sauce

Green beans:

  • 4 cups fresh green beans (ends trimmed)


French Fried Onions

  1. Start by cutting 2 large onions in half and slicing them thinly using a mandoline. Place in a bowl and add 1 cup of buttermilk, covering the onions. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  2. Drain onions and toss them in all purpose flour to coat. Once they’re nicely coated, use a fine mesh sieve to shake off the excess flour.
  3. Heat up vegetable oil in a cast iron skillet to 300°F. Add onions and cook for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove and place on a plate lined with paper towels. Season with salt. Set aside.

Cream of Mushroom Soup

  1. Stem, smash and slice 8 ounces of Cremini mushrooms. Then dice them into smaller pieces.
  2. In a high walled sauté pan, add 3 Tbsp of butter along with your sliced mushrooms and a pinch of salt.
  3. Once the moisture has evaporated out of the mushrooms, add 1 heaping Tbsp of flour. Mix to combine for 1 minute.
  4. Add 2 cloves of crushed garlic and cook for about 30 seconds before adding 1 Tbsp of cognac to deglaze.
  5. Once all the alcohol has cooked out, add 1 ½ cups of chicken stock and 1 cup of heavy cream. Mix to combine and bring to a simmer before adding a dash of soy sauce.
  6. Cook until dark, thick, and rich.

Green Beans

  1. Cut the stems off your green beans and then slice into 1 inch pieces.
  2. Par-boil for about 2 minutes until bright green and then add to an ice bath.
  3. After mixing them around to cool, drain the water.

Casserole Assembly

  1. Combine green beans, cream of mushroom soup and ½ of the french fried onions. Stir to combine.
  2. Butter a casserole dish and add mixture.
  3. Cover and bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly.
  4. Remove from the oven, uncover, add the rest of the french fried onions and cook uncovered for an additional 5-10 minutes or until browned and bubbly.
  5. Serve and enjoy!