Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole. Some people love it. Some hate it. I have to admit that the holidays just don’t seem the same to me without some green bean casserole. It holds a nostalgic place in my heart. Last year, I made the recipe that most people are used to eating. The one off the French’s fried onions can.

When I saw Alton Brown make a green bean casserole completely from scratch, I just knew I had to try it. Getting rid of the uber processed cream of mushroom soup is a big plus in my mind. Making the entire recipe from scratch does take a bit more time, but it’s definitely worth it. Hubby even said he loved this version. I made the casserole in advance and then just baked it the last fifteen minutes just prior to serving.

I used 8 oz of portobello mushrooms and 4 oz of shitake mushrooms to enhance the mushroom flavor even more. The shitake definitely upped the creaminess of the entire dish. I have to admit, after making this recipe, I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the other version!

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Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Yield: 6

Ingredients:

For the Topping
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup flour
2 Tbsp panko bread crumbs
1 tsp kosher salt
Nonstick spray

For the Beans
1 pound fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
1 gallon water
2 Tbsp kosher salt

For the Sauce
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
12 ounces mushrooms, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
2 Tbsp flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup half-and-half

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.

Combine the onions, flour, panko and salt in a large mixing bowl and toss to combine. Coat a sheet panwith nonstick spray and evenly spread the onions on the pan. Bake in the oven until golden brown, tossing every 10 minutes, for approximately 30 minutes. Once done, remove from the oven and set aside until ready to use.

Turn the oven down to 400 degrees F.

While the onions are cooking, prepare the beans. Bring a gallon of water and 2 tablespoons of salt to aboil in an 8-quart saucepan. Blanch for 5 minutes. Drain in a colander and immediately plunge the beans into a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain and set aside.

Melt the butter in a 12-inch cast iron skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms begin to give up some of their liquid, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and nutmeg and continue to cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the mixture and stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute. Add the broth andsimmer for 1 minute. Add the half-and-half and cook until the mixture thickens, approximately 6 to 8 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in 1/4 of the onions and all of the green beans. Top with the remaining onions. Place into the oven and bake until bubbly, approximately 15 minutes. Remove and serve immediately.

Recipe from Alton Brown

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16 Responses to “Butternut Squash Lasagna Rolls”

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    Pam — November 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    These look great – I did a pumpkin lasagna a while ago and loved it so I know these have to be amazing!

    Pam @ From Apples to Zucchini

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    Kris @ everywhereorange.com — November 18, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    the rolls are so cute!!! they look delicious!

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    Lauren — November 18, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I have been bookmarking all of your butternut squash recipes, but this one is going to the top of the list! The goat cheese is the perfect flavor accompaniment.

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    Megan — November 18, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Yay! Another recipe to add to my to-make list. It’s great that you can freeze this because my fiance doesn’t like butternut squash. I can make the whole thing for myself and take it for lunches!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    So delicious! I’m loving this week long butternut squash event…so many tasty recipes!

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    We Are Not Martha — November 18, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Awesome and delicious-looking idea! I love lasagna that’s different from the typical and butternut squash is perfect!

    Sues

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    Megan — November 18, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I’ve never though of squash rolled up in lasagna noodles–love the idea!!

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    tobias kocht! — November 19, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Delicious use of the squash. I love this lasagna rolls.

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    oneordinaryday — November 19, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I like lasagna rolls too – so much more fun than a traditional lasagna. I like the simplicity of this recipe too. Sounds delicious. I’d love to see you improve Martha’s butternut mac and cheese!!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — November 19, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    These lasagna rolls look ADORABLE! I love the idea of a freezer meal party!

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    Shannon — November 19, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    what a fabulous idea for freezer meals! and these sound DELISH 🙂

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    Cara — November 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I made these again a few weeks ago – I almost forgot how delicious they are! I love that you subbed in the Greek yogurt and goat cheese, mmm 🙂

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    Jill — January 27, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I’m making a meatless alternative with a spinach bechamel sauce… Although I do love bacon…

    • beantownbaker — January 27th, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

      That sounds delicious. Let me know how it turns out!

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    Theresa — November 7, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Do you have any idea of the calorie count in these? They look phenomenal!

    • beantownbaker — November 7th, 2013 @ 7:31 pm

      Sorry I don’t calculate nutritional information for my recipes. There are some online tools that you can use to do so yourself if you’re interested.

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