Homemade Green Bean Casserole

This homemade green bean casserole is loaded with pan-roasted  mushrooms in a tasty cream sauce and topped off with fried onions straws.

We absolutely adore an abundance of side dishes because we love variety when eating big holiday meals.


– haricot verts or green beans – bacon – button mushrooms – cremini mushrooms – pearl onions or yellow onions

Preheat the oven to 225°. Add the green beans to a large pot of boiling, salted water for 3 to 4 minutes. Add them to a large container of ice water and chill until cold. Strain and set aside.

In a large frying pan or cast-iron skillet over medium heat, add in the  bacon and cook until very crispy brown, about 5 minutes. Remove the  crispy brown bacon and set them aside.

Add  the mushrooms and onions to the pan with rendered bacon fat over  medium-high heat and brown them well, which takes about 10 to 15  minutes. Stir often.

Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute and then sprinkle in the flour and mix until completely combined. Pour in the chicken stock and cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until very thick.

Pour in the cream and cook until it becomes very thick like alfredo sauce. Stir in the crispy bacon lardons, thyme, season with salt and pepper, and then fold in the green beans.

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