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Smoky Green Bean Casserole

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 20 mins Slow Cook 4 hrs 30 mins to 5 hrs  (low) or 2 hours 15 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes (high)
Smoky Green Bean Casserole
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  pounds  fresh or frozen thin green beans or haricots verts, trimmed and halved crosswise
  • 6  cups  sliced cremini or button mushrooms (16 ounces)
  • 3  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1 10 3/4 ounce can  condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1  cup  shredded smoked Gouda cheese or cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1/4  cup  milk
  • 2  tablespoons  whole grain mustard
  • 1  cup  roasted red sweet pepper strips
  • 1 8  ounce can  sliced water chestnuts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1 2.8 ounce can  french-fried onions
Directions

1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven cook green beans in lightly salted boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain beans and pour into a very large bowl of ice water. Drain again. Transfer to a very large bowl.

2. In a large saucepan cook and stir mushrooms and garlic in hot oil over medium to medium-high heat until soft and beginning to brown. Stir in soup, cheese, milk, and mustard until combined. Add to bowl with beans. Add red pepper and water chestnuts. Toss to combine.

3. Spoon half of the bean mixture into a 4-quart slow cooker. Top with half of the french-fried onions. Repeat layers.

4. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4-1/2 to 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 hours.

From the Test KitchenMake-Ahead Directions:
  • Prepare as directed through Step 2. Cover; chill mixture for up to 24 hours. Continue as directed in Step 3.
Nutrition Facts (Smoky Green Bean Casserole)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 149,
  • Fat, total (g) 8,
  • chol. (mg) 8,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 14,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • vit. A (IU) 389,
  • vit. C (mg) 43,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 28,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 437,
  • Potassium (mg) 341,
  • calcium (mg) 101,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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