Best Ever Green Bean Casserole
green bean casserole, Thanksgiving side dish, green beans
Best Ever Green Bean Casserole is an exceptional recipe for fresh green beans, great to bring to any potluck dinner.
fresh green beans trimmed cut into 2 inch pieces
red bell pepper
plus more for dish
fresh ground pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper
pinch of nutmeg
grated Parmesan cheese
shallots sliced thin
Melt 2 tbsp butter in large skillet, add onion and saute until softened, (about 5 mins).
Add bell pepper and mushrooms. Cook until softened and most of liquid has evaporated.
Season with salt and pepper. Set aside to cool.
Fill large bowl with ice water.
Bring saucepan of water to boil, add beans and cook until just tender (4-5 mins)
Drain and plunge into ice bath to stop cooking.
When cooled, add drained beans to mushroom mixture.
Melt remaining 4 tbsp. butter in medium saucepan, medium heat.
Add 4 tbsp flour, whisk constantly until mixture begins to turn golden. (2 mins)
Pour in milk continually whisking until mixture has thickened (3 mins)
Stir in cayenne, nutmeg.
Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature, stir occasionally.
Pour over beans and toss to combine.
Butter 2L casserole dish. Spread half of the green bean mixture over bottom.
Sprinkle half the grated parmesan, then spread with remaining green beans.
Combine remaining parmesan and bread crumbs.
Sprinkle over casserole.
Cover with foil, bake 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes until casserole is bubbly and heated through.
Then, uncover casserole and bake under broiler until top is golden brown.
For shallots, heat canola oil in medium skillet, toss shallots with remaining 2 tbsp. of flour. Fry until golden brown.
Sprinkle casserole with fried shallots, serve immediately.
this recipe can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to cook.