Green Bean Casserole with Fresh Fried Onions

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Green Bean Casserole with Fresh Fried Onions Recipe

Enjoy a classic Thanksgiving dinner with this essential, hearty, creamy and soul-soothing vegetable side dish —Green Bean Casserole with Fresh Fried Onions. The thinly-sliced fried onions add a special flavor and crisp, which makes it the casserole’s iconic counterpart. This recipe’s flavor combo is just divine!

Green Bean Casserole with Fresh Fried Onions
Serves 8
Delicious, easy to make and very hearty. It's the perfect vegetable recipe for your Thanksgiving dinner!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
320 calories
35 g
44 g
17 g
8 g
10 g
284 g
890 g
7 g
1 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320
Calories from Fat 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 44mg
Sodium 890mg
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 7g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients for the Casserole
  1. 2 pounds trimmed, steamed fresh green beans, cut in half (alternatively, you can use Libby's Organic Cut Green Beans)
  2. 6 tablespoons butter
  3. 8 ounces diced mushrooms
  4. 2 minced garlic cloves
  5. 4 tablespoons flour, whole wheat
  6. 1 / 2 teaspoon salt
  7. Dash of Pepper
  8. 2 -1 / 2 cups milk
  9. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
Ingredients for onion topping
  1. 1 / 2 peeled, thinly sliced onion, cut in half
  2. 1 / 2 cup whole wheat
  3. 4 tablespoons butter
  4. Dash of Salt
Casserole Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a large sauté pan. Toss in the mushrooms and garlic. Heat and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Shake in the flour. Mix briskly for 1 to 2 minutes, keeping flour from burning. Mix in the salt and pepper.
  4. Carefully whip in the milk and soy sauce, pulling browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Heat to a light boil. Heat while whisking until the sauce thickens to a thick soup consistency about 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Stir together the sauce with the steamed green beans in a casserole dish. Stir to combine. Heat in the oven about 15 minutes until bubbly. Take out of the oven and top with Fresh Fried Onions.
Fresh Fried Onion Directions
  1. Separate onion slices. Dredge onion slices in flour until coated evenly.
  2. In a sauté pan, melt butter over medium heat. Remove excess flour from onions pieces and add to melted butter in pan. Do not overcrowd the pan. Cook in batches if needed, wiping out pan between batches.
  3. Turn golden brown onions over after 1 to 2 minutes. Add more butter to pan if onions begin looking dry.
  4. Drain onions on a paper-towel lined plate. Season with salt.
Adapted from 100 Days of Real Food
Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and green bean casserole for a Thanksgiving dinner? There’s nothing more classic than that!

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