Homemade Green Bean Casserole with Fresh Fried Onions
When I was younger, the only way I would eat green beans was if it was green bean casserole. I love this rich, creamy dish! It was one of the first dishes that I learned to make for our family holidays. (But really, how hard is it to mess up a can of beans + a can of soup + a can of fried onions?!) Today it is still one of my favorites! One bite takes me to thoughts of family, holidays and blessed cool weather.
This particular recipe is even better than what I grew up on. It's made with fresh green beans, a homemade cream of mushroom soup and fresh fried onions. It is a little more time consuming than the version I first learned, but there is something quite wonderful about knowing exactly what the ingredients of your dish are. As someone who vowed to eat less processed foods this year, this recipe is right up my alley.
Plus in these individual serving dishes, I will leave some for you, too.
What You'll Need:
- 1 pound green beans
- 3 tablespoons Country Crock Original Spread
- a handful baby bella mushrooms, cut into small pieces
- 2 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- black pepper
- 3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup Parmesan breadcrumbs
- 1/4 onion, sliced very thinly
- canola oil
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup flour
What You'll Need:
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup Country Crock Original Spread, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
a dash of salt
a handful of chopped walnuts
2 tbsp Country Crock Original Spread, melted
What To Do:
Boil sweet potatoes until soft. Drain and mash with a fork. Add sugar, salt, Country Crock Original Spread, vanilla and eggs, and mix well. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, walnuts, and Country Crock Original Spread until it forms a uniform consistency. Transfer potato mixture into individual ramekins and top evenly with sugar-walnut topping. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until toasted golden brown and set.
Try not to eat it all at once.
Because it will smell like heaven.
recipe adapted from CD Kitchen
Thank you to Good to Know & Unilever Spreads for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.