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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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.

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

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  • 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.)

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

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  • 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; 24 g total fat; 11 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 9 g monounsaturated fat; 67 mg cholesterol; 1045 mg sodium. 630 mg potassium; 14 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 16 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 875 IU vitamin a; 13 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 1 mg riboflavin; 6 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 44 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 111 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Reviews (9)

109 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5.0 stars
12/04/2019
Fantastic "Adult" version of this classic dish! I used Chanterelles and Crimini's, and a fat free Half and Half. My only observation was the cook time of the beans to a slightly fork tender state...(more than 3 minutes!) And I omitted the extra salt, (I used salted butter), and upped the black pepper!! Delicious! RECOMMENDED!
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01/30/2015
Way too much salt. It sounds delicious, but healthy is something different. And I also can not see any reviews apart from other users, who have the same problem.
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11/18/2014
I think it's because there are any reviews, except for the two of you =) Others have rated the recipe and many have viewed it, though.
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11/21/2014
I can never see the reviews. Because of that, I almost never make the recipes.
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11/10/2014
why can't i see the reviews of recipes
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11/21/2014
I never can see the reviews, and it is frustrating. Because of that, I almost never make the recipes.
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11/14/2014
I can't either, it's annoying!
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01/30/2015
WAY too much salt! And I never ever saw any reviews.... Might be delicious, but healthy? Any suggestions to reduce the salt?
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12/20/2014
Maybe the reviews don't exist & it's just a ploy to get you to up their clicks.
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11/22/2016
I make this every year. It's good. I don't put all the salt in either. IMO the bacon makes it salty-ish. The sauce is too much for the amount of green beans for us but we make a lot of sauce and freeze it for other times when you need sauce. This recipe is REALLY good. Not heart healthy by any means, but really good!