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Green Bean Casserole

Make this green bean casserole without condensed soup. Fully homemade and featuring fresh green beans! The ultimate green bean side dish! Serve this up for a weeknight side or holiday side dish to serve a crowd.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword fresh green bean recipe, gree bean casserole recipe, green bean casserole, green bean casserole without canned soup, holiday casserole, holiday side dish, holiday side dish recipe, homemade green bean casserole, how to make green bean casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 190kcal
Author Kelsey Apley


  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 8 oz. button mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 pounds fresh green beans prepped
  • 1 1/2 cups fried onions


  • Start by prepping your green beans. Rinse them good, cut off the stemmy ends, and then cut beans in half to cut down to size. Same thing for washing and prep your mushrooms. Cut into small pieces.
  • In a skillet add 1 tablespoon of the butter and add your diced onions. You will want to cook them down until translucent. This takes 3 minutes.
  • Now add in your garlic and mix until fragrant.
  • Remove your vegetables from the pan and place them into a bowl. Now add your remaining 2 tablespoons of butter into the saucepan.
  • Use a spatula to scrape down any browned bits in the pan. Once the butter is melted you will add in your flour to create your homemade roux for the green bean casserole.
  • Whisk in 1 cup of milk into the roux to make a thick paste. Slowly whisk in the broth as well.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Boil your green beans in a pot of water for 5 minutes. You will then strain and run under cold water to shock the green beans and stop the cooking process.
  • Pour the beans into the baking dish. Add in your homemade cream of mushroom soup, and then pour in 1/2 cup of milk.
  • Stir well, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Cook for 15 minutes until bubbly and heated through.
  • Remove from the oven, sprinkle the french fried onions on top, and return to the oven uncovered.
  • Bake another 5 minutes till the fried onions are browned.
  • Once the green bean casserole is done, remove from the oven, and serve up this homemade side dish!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 313mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g