Green Bean Casserole
This crowd-pleasing French’s green bean casserole is made of fresh green beans, freshly made mushroom béchamel sauce, and French crispy fried onions. Absolutely delicious, and easy to make! It’s the ultimate comfort food to feed a crowd.
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
In a large pot, bring a gallon of water and 2 tablespoons of salt to a boil.Add green beans and blanch for about 3-5 minutes 3-5 minutes depending on the size of green beans or until bright green and halfway to tenderness. Drain and place in an ice-water bath to stop cooking. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet over medium-high, melt butter and cook sliced mushrooms, undisturbed for 2 minutes, and continue to cook, stirring, until they are soft and most of their liquid has evaporated for about 4-5 minutes.
Melt butter and add flour, cook and keep stirring for 1-2 minutes or until roux is golden brown and smells mildly nutty.
Add garlic powder, dijon mustard, onion powder, black pepper, nutmeg and stir for 1 minute.
Add chicken broth, simmer for 1-2 minutes.
Add heavy cream, reduce the heat and simmer for 6-8 minutes or the sauce thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.
Add the blanched green beans and stir to coat in the sauce. Transfer the mixture to a 3-quart or 9'x13' baking dish then layer French fried onions on top.
Cook in the oven until hot and bubbly for about 15-20 minutes.
Calories: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 5gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 515mgPotassium: 677mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1308IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 2mg