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Green Bean Casserole -- Instead of using canned ingredients, try this skillet green bean casserole with fresh green beans and onions, a homemade cream of mushroom sauce, and a crunchy breadcrumb topping | wearenotmartha.com
Skillet Green Bean Casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Instead of using canned ingredients, try this healthier skillet green bean casserole with fresh green beans and onions, a homemade cream of mushroom sauce, and a crunchy breadcrumb topping.

Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green Beans, holidays, Thanksgiving, Vegetables
Servings: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. haricots verts (or regular green beans)
  • 2 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 oz. (about 6 Tbsp) grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 4 oz. white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sodium-free or low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 Tbsp dry sherry
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Bring a large saucepan filled with water to a boil. Cook beans for about 3 minutes (a minute or two longer if not using haricot verts) or until crisp-tender. Plunge beans into ice water to stop cooking and drain well.
  2. Put bread in food processor and pulse until coarse crumbs form. Remove to a bowl and mix in parsley, 1 Tbsp olive oil, minced garlic, and 2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese.
  3. Pre-heat broiler to high.
  4. Heat remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add onion and mushrooms and sauté for about 8 minutes. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Stir stock, milk, and sherry into the skillet and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  6. Remove skillet from heat and stir in remaining 4 Tbsp parmesan, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add beans to pan and toss to coat in mushroom/onion mixture.
  7. Sprinkle skillet with breadcrumb mixture and place under broiler for 2 minutes.
Recipe Notes