Green Bean Casserole

overhead photo of a baking dish with green bean casserole, a plate of green bean casserole, and a bowl of fried shallot

5 from 1 reviews

This fresh green bean casserole recipe utilizes no canned ingredients. A green bean casserole from scratch with cremini mushrooms, fresh green beans, the most flavorful gravy base, and topped with fried shallots.



Fried Shallots


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prep the green beans, trim the ends and cut into 2 inch pieces. In a boiling pot of water, add green beans and cook till bright green about 4-5 minutes. While green beans are cooking, get a large bowl and add ice and water. Once green beans are done blanching, immediately drain and transfer to ice bath to stop the cooking. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, lemon juice, stock, cream, and set aside.
  4. In a dutch oven or large sauté pan over medium/high heat, add the butter. Once the butter is melted add the mushrooms and sage/thyme, cook for 10 min until the mushrooms release their liquid, and the liquid evaporates. Grate the garlic and cook for minute until fragrant.
  5. Add the flour slowly, mixing until mushrooms are coated. Whisking constantly, slowly add the broth/cream mixture to the mushrooms and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer until sauce thickens about 5 minutes. Taste and season to taste with kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Add green beans to greased baking dish and pour mushroom sauce over the top. Stir gently until green beans are fully mixed into the mushroom sauce. Place uncovered into the oven for 30 minutes, until the top is browned and bubbling. 
  7. While the casserole is baking in the oven, time to fry the shallots. In a small dutch oven or fry safe pot, add 2 cups of fry safe oil and heat over high (an 8 on my range). Once heated up, add shallots and stir frequently until the shallots are crisp and golden brown about 10-15 minutes [see note]. Transfer to a plate, lined with multiple paper towels to drain excess oil. Season with a pinch of kosher salt and let cool.
  8. Remove casserole from oven, top with fried shallots, and serve immediately [see note].


Keywords: green bean casserole, green beans, fried shallots, thanksgiving, thanksgiving side dish, mushrooms, vegetarian