Fresh Green Bean Casserole is a classic side dish, great for special occasions like Thanksgiving or Christmas, yet still, perfect any time of year…
- 1 lbfresh blanched green beans
- 4 slicebacon, diced
- 1/2sweet onion, large diced
- 1/2 call purpose flour
- 1 cfresh turkey or chicken stock
- 1 cmilk or heavy cream
- 1 ptbaby bella mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cParmesan cheese, fresh grated
- 1/2 tspgranulated garlic
- 2 tspmrs. dash original blend
- 1 cpanko bread crumbs
- 3 slicebacon, chopped
- 1/2 cParmesan cheese, grated
- almonds, slivered fro garnish
- spray oil
I buy fresh frozen blanched green beans and put them in the micro for 8 min in a deep bowl to thaw. If desired, cut beans into thirds once thawed.
Rough chop 1/2 onion and 4 slices of thick bacon and brown in a large skillet. While that is browning, slice mushrooms, grate Parmesan.
For topping partially freeze 3 strips of bacon cut into pcs. Chop in food processor or by hand. Add in panko and 1/2 c of Parmesan, set aside.When bacon and onions are browned add 1/2 c of flour to make a paste. Add more bacon fat, olive oil or butter if needed. Add Mrs. Dash and granulated garlic.Slowly pour in turkey/chicken stock and milk and stir to remove all lumps.
Now add beans, mushrooms and 1 c of Parmesan to sauce. Stir really well to coat.Spray a 9×11 baking dish with non stick spray and pour bean mixture into it. Pat down mixture was well as possible.Now top with raw bacon/panko/Parmesan toppings. Spray with spray oil.Bake in 375° uncovered for 35 min. Remove and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.Allow to cool for 10-15 min before serving. Garnish with slivered almonds. You could also put the slivered almonds in the dish. Just add to the pan with the green beans and sauce.