Holiday Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions

Holiday Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions

Holidays do not have to be a lot of work. This super quick and easy dish is a standard for Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner, but it’s a perfect side dish for any meal, any time of the year.

Ingredients

  • Green Beans  ·  1 pound 
  • Herbie's Nutmeg Shelled  ·  1 piece 
  • Mushrooms, sliced  ·  8 ounces 
  • Store Bought Fried Onions  ·  12 ounces 
  • Shallot, minced  ·  1 
  • cloves Garlic, minced  ·  4 
  • All Purpose Flour  ·  2 ounces 
  • Butter  ·  2 tablespoons 
  • Heavy Cream  ·  8 ounces 
  • Olive oil  ·  1 tablespoon 
  • Salt & Pepper  ·   

Instructions

Directions:

Start by heating 2-4 quarts of water in a large stock pot over high heat.

Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees

Heat a small saute pan over medium heat, add the butter to the pan and let it melt. Once it is melted remove the pan from the heat and add the flour. Stir them together until they are well incorporated this will form a (roux). You can put it back over the heat as long as it does not cook long enough to change color. Then set aside.

When the water from step one begins to boil add the green beans. Cook for about 2 minutes. If you are looking for a softer texture you can cook them for up to 5 min, then strain and rinse with cold water. Reserve.

Heat a large saute pan over med high heat. Add the olive oil. When it begins to shimmer add the mushrooms and toss in the olive oil. cook for about 2 minutes. Then add the garlic and shallot. Cook for another minute. Add the cream to the pan and bring to a boil. Whisk in the roux that you have set aside and finish by stirring in the green beans and half of the crispy onions.

If the creamy mixture is too thick than add a little bit more cream to thin it out. Season well with salt, pepper, and Herbie's Whole Nutmeg grated.

Add the green bean mixture to a casserole dish and top with the other half of the crispy onions. And bake at 350 degrees for 30min. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Enjoy with a glass of Williamson Wines Chardonnay!

Tommy's Tips:

Don't have time to prepare this dish before a family gathering? No problem! Simply prepare the recipe the day before, cover with plastic wrap and store the casserole dish in your refrigerator overnight with out the crispy onions on top. The following day top with the crispy onions and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.