Homemade Green Bean Casserole {Side Dish Recipe}

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

My family was (and still is) absolutely obsessed with green bean casserole growing up. I have so many memories of Thanksgiving dinners of the past where my mother and aunt fought over who would get the first serving as soon as we were done praying.

And sometimes we’d see them munching on the french fried onion topping before we even sat down at the table.

I shook my head wondering how the heck someone could like a dish that included some of my least favorite things: onions, green beans, and mushrooms. Ick! Then I grew up.

It took a Costco sampling this year to make me realize how much I’ve been missing out this whole time. So I decided I’d attempt my own homemade green bean casserole this year. And you know what? I love it!

Homemade Green Bean Casserole


  • 1lb green beans
  • 6 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced into 1/2″ pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup french fried onions + 1 cup reserved for topping


Homemade Green Bean Casserole

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Boil a pot of water and add salt. Cut green beans into 1-2″ pieces and cook for 5 minutes in boiling salt water.

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

2. Heat butter in a cast iron skillet on medium. Clean your mushrooms off with a towel and slice thinly. Then chop into 1/2″ pieces. Cook mushrooms and salt and pepper in butter until they release their liquid, about 5 minutes.

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

3. Add garlic and nutmeg to the mushrooms and cook an additional minute. Sprinkle with flour and cook another minute.

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

4. Add chicken stock to the pan and scrape up all of the bits on the bottom. Reduce heat and let simmer for a few minutes until thickened.

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

5. Once green beans are done cooking, transfer them to an ice bath to quickly stop the cooking process.

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

6. Add the cream and stir. Let simmer another 2-3 minutes until creamy and fragrant.

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

7. Add the green beans and a cup of french fried onions to the mushroom sauce. Mix well until combined.

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

8. Add the green bean mixture to a 9×9 casserole dish and top with remaining cup of french fried onions. Bake for 15 minutes or until bubbly. Let cool 5 minutes and enjoy!

Homemade Green Bean Casserole


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  1. love that it does not use that canned mushroom soup love for you to link up tomorrow on Friday Food Frenzy!!

  2. It looks delicious Danielle and I love the alternatives to cream soups đŸ™‚ I am all about cooking with whole foods ingredients so this looks so delicious. I am pinning so I remember to use later!

  3. My sister is always in charge of the Green Bean Casserole for Thanksgiving… I need to pass her your recipe. đŸ˜‰

  4. I love a good green bean casserole. I want to try your recipe this year. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I am a huge green bean casserole fan! This sounds amazing- but I’ll sub veggie stock when I make it. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. I’m not a huge fan of green bean casserole usually but I just might have to try this recipe for Thanksgiving this year! Thanks, Danielle! đŸ™‚

  7. My family would flip if I didn’t make a green bean casserole for the holidays. Yours looks delicious!

  8. I had never tried Green Bean casserole until my husband and I celebrated our first Thanksgiving together a few years ago. It’s one of his favorite side dishes and now I can’t imagine eating our meal without it. Cannot wait for our feast!

  9. out of the whole day, my husband is satisfied as long as he gets a green bean casserole. I’ll have to try this one out!


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