Fresh G.b.c. (Green Bean Casserole)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins

This was in today's Richmond Times Dispatch in the food section. I really want to make this one so I'm posting it so that I can put the paper into the recycle bin.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil with several pinches of salt. Add green beans and cook for about 5 minutes, until they turn bright green. Once cooked, drain and rinse the beans until they are cooled. Set aside.
  3. In a medium skillet, add canola oil to a depth of about one inch and heat. Add the leeks and cook until they are crisp. Remove from oil and put onto a paper towel lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt.
  4. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat and add mushrooms and thyme. Cook until mushrooms are soft and begin to take on color. Add garlic and cook for a minute or less, being careful not to let garlic burn.
  5. Add flour and cook for about a minute, stirring the whole time. Add stock and half-and-half and stir. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the mixture thickens and no longer tastes of flour, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Mix green beans into the mushroom sauce and transfer to a casserole dish. Top with cheese, breadcrumbs and fried leeks.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted, breadcrumbs brown and sauce is bubbling.
  8. NOTE: I guessed at prep and cook time as I haven't actually made this yet and the recipe doesn't say.
Most Helpful

Great recipe, I followed it to the "T", with exception of the cheese and panko topping which I left out of the recipe as I had another dish with cheese in it. My family loved it.

pcohiogirl November 26, 2011

I needed to make veggies for a shelter group and this seemed like a nice variation on the classic bean casserole. I, too, followed the recipe to a T (quadrupling it) but found there was WAAAAY too much liquid. Two cups of liquid for 1 lb of beans seems a little high and only 2 T flour to thicken the liquid seems too little. Frying the leeks is a messy and time consuming process, but the flavor of the dish is very good. I now have a nice soup base with the leftover liquid.

greenmtnfoodie December 29, 2011