Creamy Green Bean Casserole with Bacon and Mushrooms
Recipe type: Side
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Serves: 3-4 servings
Green beans, or haricot vert, in a creamy mushroom bacon sauce topped with crispy fried onions. This creamy green bean casserole with bacon and mushrooms is delicious and perfect as a side.
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 tablespoons salt
  • 12 oz fresh green beans or haricot vert, rinsed and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups fried onions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Lightly grease a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil.
  2. In a small skillet, cook four strips of bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set onto a bowl or plate. Use a paper towel to soak up the oil. Set aside for now.
  3. Boil water with a tablespoon of salt in a large pot. Drop the green beans or haricot vert into the water and cook for about 5 minutes. Drain the green beans and drop into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain again and set aside for now.
  4. In a large skillet, heat up vegetable oil on medium high for a minute and add mushrooms and salt. Cook the mushrooms for about 5 minutes. Next, add the garlic and cook for about 3 minutes until the garlic is tender. Sprinkle the flour on top of the mixture and stir until combined. The flour will soak up the moisture formed by the mushrooms. Add the chicken broth and allow it to simmer for a few minutes. Pour in the heavy cream and lower the heat to medium low. Cook until the sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, and add ¼ of the fried onions, torn up pieces of bacon, and all of the green beans. Mix until well combined and coated with the suace. Pour the green bean mixture into the baking dish. Then top with the rest of the fried onions.
  6. Bake the green bean casserole in the oven for about 15 minutes until the fried onions have browned. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minute before serving.
  7. Serve the creamy green bean casserole with bacon and mushrooms warm.
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