Homemade green bean casserole made from scratch! This classic Thanksgiving side so fresh and crispy you’ll be going back for 3rds.
Green bean casserole has always been my favorite Thanksgiving dish! When I think of Thanksgiving green beans are one of the first things that come to mind.
In the past I’ve always gone the easy route by using canned green beans and cream of mushroom and the classic French’s crispy fried onions, but this year I wanted to try making it from scratch. I used all fresh ingredients and the green beans actually came directly from my friend’s garden! Everything tastes so much better and filled with love when you skip the easy steps and use fresh ingredients.
Here’s what I used to make my home made green bean casserole:
- Fresh Green Beans
- Yellow onion
- Green onions
- Chicken Stock
- Heavy cream
- Fresh Parmesan
- Frying Oil
How to Make Green Bean Casserole:
- First things first – wash all produce and chop!
- Next you’ll make the cream of mushroom from scratch
- Add in the green beans and let them simmer in the cream of mushroom mixture
- Then fry the shallots – coat them in batter and place into pot of oil
- Transfer green beans into oven safe casserole dish and top with onions
- Pop it in the oven, let stand to cool down a bit and serve!
How to store Green Bean Casserole
Green bean casserole should be stored in the fridge and be eaten within 5 days of making (but we all know its going to be gone that 2nd day from that leftover haul). You can keep it in the casserole dish covered with saran wrap/foil or move it into a glass or plastic container.
The fresh shallots were really the cherry on top of this recipe. They add the perfect about of crunchy to the creaminess of the dish. They definitely add some time to this process so if you are in a hurry or don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen you can always use French’s crispy fried onions!
I’ll say it again it’s hands down my favorite Thanksgiving dish and I hope you enjoy eating it as much as I do!
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Homemade Green Bean Casserole
- Medium Pot
- Casserole Dish
- Frying Skimmer
- 4 Cups Fresh Chopped Green Beans
- 1 Yellow Onion
- 4-5 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Cup Chopped Mushrooms
- 1 1/2 Cups Chicken Stock
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- 3 tbsp Flour
- 2 Cups Fresh Parmesan
- Green onions
- 1 tsp Tony Chachere's
- 4 Shallots
- Frying Oil
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1/2 Cup Flour Plus additional flour to for breading
- Preheat oven to 400
- Dice onion, mince garlic, chop mushrooms, green onion whites and all the green beans into about 2 inch pieces. Cut shallots into very thin rings or strings (whichever you prefer)
- Grate 2 cups of fresh parmesan
- In a medium pot heat a little bit of oil and throw in all of the yellow onion and green onion whites and let them cook down a little then add in garlic and mushrooms.
- Once the onion, garlic and mushrooms have softened add in chicken stock, heavy cream, parmesan and flour
- Constantly stir for about 5 minutes until mixture starts to thicken
- Add in green beans, stir and let simmer letting the green beans soften in the mixture. Occasionally stir
- While the green beans are simmering you can start on the fried shallots!
- In a small bowl mix together 1/2 cup of flour, milk and salt and pepper to make your batter
- Have a separate bowl of just flour ready to coat your shallots
- In a medium pot pour frying oil about 2 inches
- Once oil reaches to about 360 degrees they shallots are ready to be fried
- Grab a handful of shallots, dip them in the batter, then into the flour and ~carefully~ place them into the oil
- Let onions sit in oil for about 1 minute on each side. Then using a frying skimmer or tongs fish them out and place them on a wire cooling rack or on a plate with a napkin to soak up leftover grease.
- Once all shallots have been fried set aside
- Transfer green beans into an oven safe casserole dish and mix in about a handful of the fried shallots
- Put the remainder of the shallots on top of the green beans and then place in the oven for about 10-15 min or until bubbling
- Let sit for 5 min before serving