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The BEST Homemade Green Bean Casserole

This really is The BEST Homemade Green Bean Casserole. Say by to cream of mushroom soup and hello to a homemade creamy mushroom sauce. Homemade french fried onions top this easy homemade casserole!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword green bean casserole, thanksgiving sides, vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 332 kcal
Author Nicole

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups finely chopped crimini mushrooms
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1//4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 3/4 cup whole milk, warm
  • 3/4 cup half and half, warm
  • 1 tsp worcestershire
  • 2 14.5 oz cans green beans, no salt added, drained and shaken of all excess moisture
  • 2 cups French fried onions

Fried Onions (If Using)

  • 2 small onions, sliced thin
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a square baking dish (8x8 or 9x9 is fine). 

  2. For the casserole: In a large skillet, melt butter over a medium heat. Add onions, garlic and mushrooms. Sauté until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add ½ teaspoon salt. Stir. Reduce heat to low and whisk in flour. Cook one minute. Slowly whisk in sherry. Cook 30 seconds.

  3. Slowly whisk in whole milk and half half making sure to get all lumps out. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer until thickened, about five minutes. Add in remaining salt and Worcestershire sauce. Remove from heat.

  4. Stir in green beans, mix until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup of fried onions. Transfer to baking dish and top with remaining fried onions. Bake until onions are golden brown and filling is hot and bubbly. 

Fried Onions (If Using)

  1. In a medium skillet, heat about ½ inch of canola oil. Heat to 375 degrees.In a small bowl, whisk flour, salt and black pepper. Place milk in another small bowl. Working in batches coat the onions first in the milk, then flour (shaking off excess) and then into the hot oil to fry. When the onions become golden brown, remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.

Nutrition Facts
The BEST Homemade Green Bean Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 1374mg60%
Potassium 285mg8%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 341IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.