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A skillet filled with green bean casserole with a spoon in it.
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Green Bean Casserole

A flavorful green bean casserole made without cream of anything. This delicious side dish offers crispy bacon, rich mushrooms, and perfectly cooked green beans in a delicious sauce, all cooked in one single skillet for low mess and optimal flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green bean casserole, green bean casserole recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Rachael Yerkes | Eazy Peazy Mealz

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs salt
  • 1 pound fresh green beans rinsed, trimmed and halved
  • ½ pound bacon
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced into halves or quarters
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsps minced garlic
  • 2 TBS all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 1/4 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup french fried onions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Clean, trim and halve green beans, set aside
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add 1 Tbs of salt
  • Add the green beans to the boiling water and blanch for 5 minutes.
  • While beans cook, prepare a bowl filled with ice water.
  • Drain the beans, then immediately place into a large bowl filled with ice water to stop the cooking process. Let sit for 1-2 minutes.
  • Drain again and set aside.
  • Over medium-high heat, cook bacon in a large ovenproof skillet.
  • When bacon is crispy, remove from skillet, but leave 1-2 Tbs bacon grease in skillet for cooking mushrooms.
  • Rough chop the bacon and set aside.
  • Add the mushrooms to the skillet with the bacon grease, add 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes until mushrooms start to soften.
  • Add the garlic, stir, and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the flour on top and stir until combined.
  • Add the chicken broth and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to a medium low, and add sage, thyme, and half and half.
  • Let cook down to thicken, about ten minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and add the bacon and the green beans.
  • Stir in the skillet, then top with the french fried onions.
  • Bake until bubbly, about 10-15 minutes.

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Nutrition

Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 1625mg | Potassium: 443mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 12.9mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1.5mg