Homemade Southern Green Bean Casserole Recipe - Ditch the canned stuff for this delicious, completely from scratch green bean casserole recipe. Your classic green bean casserole recipe gets a makeover using fresh, real ingredients for an authentic homemade taste.
Homemade Southern Green Bean Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Ditch the canned stuff for this delicious, completely from scratch green bean casserole recipe. Your classic green bean casserole recipe gets a makeover using fresh, real ingredients for an authentic homemade taste.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Author: http://thedomesticdiva.org
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp butter salted
  • 8 oz white mushrooms sliced
  • 1 small yellow or Vidalia onion halfed and sliced into thin strips
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp salt iodized
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce low sodium
  • 8 cups cut green beans (fresh, canned, or frozen)
  • 2 1/2 cups store-bought crispy french fried onions (substitute for making your own)
Homemade French Fried Onions (Optional)
  • 1 small yellow onion halfed
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • Oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

  2. In a greased 13" x 9" baking dish, add the green beans and set aside.

  3. Slice the mushrooms and small onion.

  4. In a large skillet, melt butter on medium heat. Then add sliced mushrooms and onions to the pan. Cook until mushrooms are soft and onions are translucent about 5 minutes.

  5. Next, in a measuring cup combine the milk, cornstarch, soy sauce, salt, and pepper together using a whisk to prevent lumps.

  6. Once combined, pour mixture into skillet with the cooked mushrooms and onions.

  7. Stir well and regularly until the mixture begins to thicken like a soup. About 5-10 minutes on medium heat.

  8. Once thickened, turn off the heat. Pour mixture onto the green beans in the baking dish. Carefully stir to coat.

  9. Bake in preheated 350° F oven for 20 minutes.

  10. Remove casserole from oven and sprinkle the top with french fried onions either store-bought or homemade (your choice).

  11. Return back to the oven to bake for an additional 15 minutes or until onions have crisped up and browned a bit more. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

How to make Homemade French Fried Onions (optional)
  1. Fill the bottom of a skillet with oil (vegetable, canola, or peanut) for frying your onions.

  2. In a bowl toss half of the sliced onions with flour until coated.
  3. Heat on medium-high. Once the oil is hot, add the floured, sliced onions. Cook until slightly brown in color. Do not brown the onions too much at this point as they will brown a bit more in the oven.

  4. Remove fried onions from skillet and allow to drain on paper towels. Set aside until ready to top your green bean casserole.

Recipe Notes

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