I made this for Thanksgiving and we all thought it was delicious.I loved the fresh mushrooms and green beans.So much better than using the canned ones.The only thing I changed was I only used one can of mushroom soup and one can of the onion rings.It was still just right for us.This is the best green bean casserole! Thanks for the recipe.
My family is very traditional and doesn't like when I "fool around" with classic holiday dishes. So I was very happy to find a recipe that gave new life to this old stand-by favorite in a subtle way. I have to qualify the 5-star rating because I didn't make this recipe exactly as posted but that's what I appreciated about it: you could take lots of liberty here to personalize it and still come out with a winner. I thought the addition of some garlic would be great but not as much as the recipe called for, so instead I added the same amount of whole cloves of garlic to the pot of simmering green beans in the chicken broth and discarded it when done. I also substituted a wonderful white cheddar cheese (Boxing Cheese) instead of the parmesan and didn't add any on top at the end so as not to give away the fact that I changed the traditional recipe. Also, I took note that some reviewers said their casseroles came out too soupy, so I drained the simmered green beans completely but saved the broth, which I added back in to the final mix gradually until I felt there was the right amount of liquid in it. Really glad I did that because it came out perfect and I wound up discarding the vast majority of the broth. This Thanksgiving everyone really yummed up the casserole, but couldn't put their finger on why it was different from when I made it in past years. Tee hee I got away with it! This is my new go-to recipe for an old favorite. Thanks for posting it!
I've made the original version for years (with canned grean beans), and it is a HUGE hit. Everything is better with cheese, right? Will try it with Kittencal's "tweaks" as she has never steered me wrong.
I usually can't stand green been casserole. I made this for Thanksgiving because everyone else likes it. When I tasted this I couldn't get enough of them. They were SOOOO good. I will have to make these another time when it's not a holiday because OH SO GOOD!
love love love loved it. cheesy mushroom mouthful of heaven!!!
Actually, cheese does not make everything better. (Maybe it needed bacon!) I don't like the canned green bean variety but the kids do. I thought fresh green beans and mushrooms would help but no one liked this. Nothing wrong with the recipe, just personal preference.
Don't know what happened to mine, but it was WAY too liquidy by the end. We ended up pouring off a huge amount of liquid, which actually made a very scrumptious gravy to eat with potatoes and turkey. A teen made ours, but I mostly supervised and I think she did everything right, so I'm pretty baffled how we ended up with such a liquidy concoction. Anyway, despite this setback, these green beans were delicious! Highly recommended (only perhaps with less liquid).
This was absolutely fantastic!!!My husband loved it. Like the other reviewer, i will add less liquid next time. Thanks a lot for sharing
We made this for Christmas dinner with #46922 and #79595. Delicious. I usually don't like green-bean casserole, but this one was good because it uses fresh green beans.
Our family could never get the green bean casserole thing for holiday dinners - we tried the Campbell's recipe once, and it was so boring and bland. Fresh green beans were on sale at my supermarket, so I bought some thinking there must be a good casserole recipe out there somewhere. This is the one!! So much better than the traditional ho-hum version. Fresh beans are a must -- I will never substitute canned or frozen. I will be adding this to our traditional holiday menu. Thank you!!