Traditional Green Bean Casserole is similar to the green bean casserole that most other people make, just healthier. Last month I posted a recipe for Green Bean and Butternut Casserole, but now just before Christmas I thought you might want something like the old-fashioned casserole that your grandmother made. I had made it last year, but never wrote down the recipe. So this year at Thanksgiving I whipped it up again and wrote it down just for you.
I know this isn’t exactly like the green bean casserole that your friends and family might make, because this one doesn’t include the unhealthy ingredients. No MSG, no preservatives, just good old wholesome real food.
Fresh Green beans, trimmed and cut, fresh mushrooms, sliced and sauted with chopped onions and garlic. Simmered with broth, with thyme, and sage and some arrowroot powder to thicken it up. Topped with shallots. Sorry no french fried onions that come out of a can for this recipe, but sliced shallots scattered on top of this green bean casserole give it a nice toasted flavor.
Doesn’t this sound good so far? I know you might think opening a can of creamed soup and throwing it together with some canned green beans might be easier, but this isn’t all that much more work. Just think of the added nutrition you are providing your family by making it fresh without all the not so fresh additives.
This can even be made a day ahead of time except for the baking in the oven and then all you have to do is place it in the oven and let it bake alongside the Yam “sweet potato” souffle, you might be serving. Your guests and family will be pleasantly surprised when they find out you made it from scratch. They won’t even miss the MSG and who knows what else comes in those packaged foods. Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes