Green Bean-Mushroom Casserole (By Paula Deen)

Total Time
50mins
Prep
25 mins
Cook
25 mins

This is a highly rated recipe from Paula Deen of the Food Channel and worth making! I have tweaked it slightly and doubled the complete amounts to suit our tastes --- Paula has a house seasoning blend mix which is 1/2 cup salt mixed with 2 tablespoons black pepper and 2 tablespoons garlic powder, she uses a small amount in this casserole, you have the option of omitting the fresh garlic and adding it in, store the remaining mix in an air tight container for up to 6 months, I strongly recommend using low-sodium cream of mushroom soup

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 14 cup butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms (does not have to be exactly 2 cups)
  • 6 cups fresh green beans (ends removed and cut in half, can use more or less if desired)
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans low-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 14 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • salt (optional)
  • 2 (2 7/8 ounce) cans French fried onion rings (such as Durkee)
  • 1 cup grated old cheddar cheese (can use (to taste)

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add in mushrooms and garlic; cook stirring until mushrooms loose their moisture then set aside.
  2. Place the green beans in a medium saucepan; cover with chicken broth and bring to a boil; cook for about 8-10 minutes or until just fork-tender drain but do not rinse.
  3. Butter a 3-quart casserole dish (or a little larger).
  4. Place the mushroom soup, onion/mushroom mixture, Parmesan cheese, black pepper and onion rings in a large bowl; mix well to combine, add in the cooked green beans; mix to combine.
  5. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese on top; return to oven for about 5-7 minutes or until the cheese has melted.