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Recipe: Holiday Green Beans Casserole (Plus Pecans)

Posted on November 25th, 2022

Written By Sam Henselijn

Thanksgiving or Christmas day without this star of the night is almost unheard of. Besides having turkey, you need delicious side dishes. Let’s get to make this delicious side dish right away! Give this Holiday Green Beans Casserole (Plus Pecans)  recipe a go!

Ingredients 

  • Green beans, 2 pounds
  • 1 cup of honey toasted pecans
  • 1 pound of sliced cremini mushrooms,
  •  2 teaspoons of minced fresh thyme, 
  • ½ cup of minced red onions, and 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons of regular flour
  • 3 glasses of fat-free milk
  • A topping,  ½ cup of fried onions
  • To taste, add fresh cracked pepper and kosher salt.
  • ¼  cup of unsalted butter 

Preparations

Step 1:

  • Set the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a sizable nonstick pan over medium-high heat. 
  • When the liquid has disappeared, add the mushrooms and simmer for another 7 minutes until they turn light gold. 
  • With the heat at medium-low, add the onions, thyme, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Then place it aside.
  • Drain and transfer to an ice water bath after you cook the green beans  for 3 minutes in a big saucepan of salted boiling water. Set aside also

Step 2: 

  • In the meantime, prepare the cream sauce by combining the flour with 3 tablespoons of melted butter in a medium-sized pot over medium heat. (The flour should be medium-bright blonde after 3 to 5 minutes of stirring). 
  • Add the milk while whisking, then heat for 7 minutes, or until the sauce has slightly thickened and is saucy.

Step 3: 

  • In a big bowl, add the green beans, then top with the mushroom mixture and all of the cream sauce.
  • Mix together, then spoon into a 9 x 13 baking dish in a uniform layer, and then tightly wrap with tin foil.
  • Remove the foil after 25 minutes of baking and bake for a further 15 minutes. 
  • Pecans and fried onions should be roughly chopped and placed on top of the casserole. 
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until the edges of the casserole are bubbling and the pecans are toasted. 
  • Serve right away or save for later in the oven for a quick reheat in the oven, then relish!

Final Thoughts

Make your holiday more special by serving your loved ones a special dish of green beans casserole. It doesn’t take so much effort to create delicious holiday memories. 

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