Fresh Green Bean Casserole with Bacon

about the recipe

Homemade Green Bean Casserole with Bacon is packed with irresistible flavors and just the right amount of crunch. The combination of tender green beans enveloped in a creamy, savory sauce and then topped with crispy bacon and fried onions is simply magical. The best part? You don't have to spend hours in the kitchen to create this mouthwatering dish. With a few simple steps and some flavorful ingredients, you can have this crowd-pleasing casserole ready to serve in no time.


– 1 pound green beans trimmed – 2 tablespoons unsalted butter – 1 pound white mushrooms sliced – 1 tablespoon minced garlic – ½ teaspoon sea salt – ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper – 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour – 1 ½ cups chicken broth – 1 ½ cups heavy cream – 8 ounces bacon cooked and crumbled, divided – 6 ounces French’s Fried Onions divided

Instructions – Preheat the oven to 400° F. – Line a baking sheet with paper towels, and fill a large bowl with ice water.

– Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook for 6 minutes. Drain and immediately place the green beans to the ice bath. – Let sit in the cold water for a minute, and then drain again. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet to dry.

– Melt the butter in the pot over medium-high heat and add the mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, until the mushrooms release moisture. Sir in the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Add the flour, and cook for another minute.

– Stir in the broth, and whisk well. Bring to a simmer, and then whisk in the heavy cream. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.

– Stir in the green beans, all but ¼ cup of the bacon, and all but ½ cup of the onions.

– Transfer to a 2-quart casserole dish.

– Bake for 15 minutes. Add the remaining onions and bacon on top and bake for another 5 minutes.