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No-bake green bean casserole

No-Bake Green Bean Casserole

Rachel Alexandra
This casserole takes a classic home-style dish to the next level. Ditch the cans of beans, condensed soup, and onions by making it all from scratch. The results are phenomenal!
Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings

Ingredients
  

Crispy, French-Fried Onions

  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 1 ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp Celtic sea salt
  • ½ tsp Hungarian paprika
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Expellar-pressed grapeseed oil

Green Beans

  • 1 lb green beans cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Water

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp salted butter
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 oz mushrooms thinly sliced or diced
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • cup half and half

Instructions
 

Crispy, French-Fried Onions

  • Place the sliced onion in a bowl and cover with buttermilk. Set aside for 1 hour.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, onion powder, sea salt, paprika, and pepper. Set aside 2 tablespoons for later.
  • When the onion is ready, pour 1 ½ inches of grapeseed oil into a small saucepan. Heat the oil to about 375°.
  • Take approximately 10 onion slices and toss them in the flour mixture.
  • Transfer the the hot oil and fry for 3-5 minutes. When the onions are golden brown, remove them from the oil and place on paper towels. Sprinkle with additional sea salt if desired. Repeat with the remaining onions.

Green Beans

  • While the onion is soaking in buttermilk, wash the beans, trim off the ends, and cut them into 1 inch pieces.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the beans. Cook until tender (about 10-15 minutes). When the beans are ready, drain the water and set the beans to the side.

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

  • Over medium heat, melt the butter in a large skillet.
  • When the butter begins to brown slightly, add the diced onion and suate until it is at least translucent. For additional flavor, let the onion brown slightly. Add the garlic and saute for another 30 seconds.
  • Add the mushrooms and continue cooking for another 5 minutes or until the mushrooms soften.
  • Stir in the leftover flour mixture from earlier and cook for another minute.
  • Add the veggie broth and thyme sprigs. Allow the sauce to thicken for another 5 minutes. Stir often.
  • Add the green beans and half and half. Increase the heat and continue cooking until the sauce reaches your desired consistency. If needed, add an extra tablespoon of flour.
  • Transfer the beans and sauce to a casserole dish and top with French-fried onions.

Notes

Adapted from Little Spice Jar.
Keyword casserole, dinner, from scratch, green beans, homemade, mushrooms, onions, vegetarian