Rating: 4 stars
110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
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  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 10

This green bean casserole recipe is garnished with everyone's favorite topping: bacon! Serve your Thanksgiving turkey with a scoop of green bean casserole with bacon and a pile of mashed potatoes for the perfect holiday meal.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
bake:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In an extra-large skillet cook beans in boiling lightly salted water about 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Transfer to a bowl of ice water to stop cooking. Drain again; set aside. Meanwhile, in a small bowl pour the 1 cup boiling water over the dried mushrooms. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes.

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  • In the same extra-large skillet cook bacon until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a small bowl lined with a paper towel; crumble bacon. Reserve about 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings in skillet; discard the remaining drippings. Cook cremini mushrooms in the reserved drippings over medium-high heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Stir in green beans.

  • Meanwhile, use a fork to remove the dried mushrooms from the water (do not discard liquid). Chop the mushrooms; add to green bean mixture.

  • For sauce, in a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in all but about 2 tablespoons of the mushroom liquid (discard the liquid at the bottom of the bowl, which may be gritty). Stir in half-and-half. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Stir in rosemary, salt, and pepper. (To serve today, omit Step 5 and continue as directed in Step 6.)

  • Transfer crumbled bacon, green bean mixture, and sauce to separate airtight containers. Cover; chill for up to 24 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Stir the sauce into the bean mixture. Spoon into a 2-quart square baking dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly. Top with bacon. Bake for 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

334 calories; fat 24g; cholesterol 67mg; saturated fat 11g; carbohydrates 14g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 2g; protein 16g; vitamin a 874.6IU; vitamin c 13mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.5mg; niacin equivalents 5.9mg; vitamin b6 0.3mg; folate 44.4mcg; vitamin b12 0.6mcg; sodium 1045mg; potassium 630mg; calcium 111.1mg; iron 1.6mg.
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