Green Bean Casserole (with homemade ingredients) is one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. My husband makes it every year and we just love love love it. Creamy and comforting, with lots of mushrooms and homemade onion rings……… it is really delicious.

Traditional Green Bean Casseroles recipes use a lot of cans: canned mushrooms, canned green beans, canned onion rings.  In my opinion, there is nothing like using real ingredients. This recipe uses fresh ingredients for better taste and the most important part: it is healthier for everyone. A must try!


Thanksgiving is all about cooking good homemade meals so I try and stay away from boxes and processed foods as much as I can. It takes a little bit more time but it is so worth it. Trust me! You would notice the difference and feel good about serving your family “real” good food.

Green Bean Casserole With Homemade Ingredients

Try to use organic ingredients when possible and remember: no boxes or cans. Try to make your Thanksgiving dinner 100% homemade from scratch. If you want to try another great Thanksgiving side dish, please see my Hash Brown Casserole recipe.

Green Bean Casserole (with homemade ingredients)
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Great Thanksgiving side dish!
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 large bag of fresh green beans
  • 2 cups fresh chopped mushrooms
  • 2 onions
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  1. Preheat over to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut onions in rings and dip in flour and bread crumbs. Place in baking sheet on top of parchment paper with some olive oil and salt and bake for about 30 minutes.
  3. Boil green beans for about 5 minutes, drain and chop.
  4. In a separate pan, melt butter then add 4 tspns flour, some salt (to taste) and mushrooms.
  5. Sauté for about 5-10 minutes with whipping cream and chicken or vegetable broth.
  6. Mix with the green beans and place in baking mold.
  7. Place the onions on top.
  8. Bake for about 15 minutes at 375.


Categories: Main Dishes, Recipes


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