Fresh Green Bean Casserole with Mushrooms: A Holiday Classic

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With the holiday season around the corner, you might be looking for a great recipe to wow your family. Homemade green bean casserole is a hit no matter what time of year, but especially so during the holidays. But we’re not talking about the average green bean casserole, we’re talking about the best green bean casserole recipe with fresh mushrooms!

Our recipe is very easy to make. In fact, most of the ingredients involved are items you probably already have sitting around your home! Just wash some green beans and any other green veggies you like (fresh asparagus and broccoli are great additional options) and mix them with sliced mushrooms, mushroom soup and milk.

You can then add:

  • Grated cheese, like cheddar.
  • Crunchy and crispy fried onions.
  • Other additional toppings of your choice.

Feel free to experiment and add any toppings that you like, as our recipe is just the foundation for helping you create the best green bean casserole recipe for you and your loved ones!

Mushrooms are a big source of nutrition and texture, adding a flavorful punch to many recipes. When choosing between mushrooms, both Baby Bella and White mushrooms are great choices, but which one should you choose for your homemade green bean casserole with fresh mushrooms? Here are their similarities and differences to help you decide:

Baby Bella Mushrooms

It’s always healthy to find ways to sneak in some extra nutrients and flavor into your recipes, but fresh produce doesn’t last forever! Additionally, the prepping process can quickly go from whipping up a fast and easy meal to a meal that takes several hours to cook. When your stomach is rumbling, easy-to-prep ingredients are important.

Baby Bella mushrooms are perfect for when you want to add a lot of nutrition and flavor to your meals without hours of prep. Our beautiful Bellas are also available in pre-sliced packages to save you more time, making them a quick and tasty addition to your fresh green bean casserole.

White Mushrooms

White mushrooms are the life of the party for many meals. They get along with several different foods and are easy to incorporate into a dish.

Whites bring to the table a lot of benefits:

  • Help reduce the sodium and calories when paired with meat.
  • Fat-free and packed with nutrients.
  • Flexible flavor profile.

The versatility of White mushrooms can be traced to their flavor. White mushrooms are mild and earthy, making them less robust than popular Brown varieties like the Baby Bella or Portabella. That makes them an excellent selection for adding nutrition to a dish without overpowering the other ingredients. White mushrooms tend to blend in with the foods you surround them with.

Speaking of blending in, meals with blended-in mushrooms are much healthier and versatile to give your meals a pleasant twist! 

Learn more about the nutritious perks of blending mushrooms into your meals!

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Blended Green Bean Casserole


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6-8

Description

To make our green bean casserole with mushrooms recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients and instructions.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Monterey Baby Bella or White Mushrooms*, sliced or finely diced 
  • 4 cups fresh green beans, broccoli and/or asparagus, cut to bite size
  • 1 tbsp water
  • (1) 10-1/2 oz can cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1-1/3 cup crispy fried onions (split 2/3 cup + 2/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese (jack, swiss or cheddar)
  • Optional: 8 oz can sliced water chestnuts (drained), 1/3 cup bacon crumbles, 1/2 cup sliced almonds (toasted)

*Monterey® High Vitamin D Sliced White or Baby Bella mushrooms make a great substitution. Learn where you can buy your Vitamin D mushrooms here.


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare mushrooms and veggies; place in a covered microwave dish along with 1 tbsp of water and cook on high for 4 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, mix cooked veggies with soup, milk, black pepper, half (2/3 cup) of the crispy fried onions and your choice of optional additions: sliced water chestnuts, bacon crumbles, sliced almonds (toasted).
  4. Place mixture in a greased 2-quart casserole dish; bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  5. Top with grated cheese and the remaining 2/3 cup of the crispy fried onions; place dish back in the oven for 5 more minutes.

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Blended Green Bean Casserole


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6-8

Description

To make our green bean casserole with mushrooms recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients and instructions.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Monterey Baby Bella or White Mushrooms*, sliced or finely diced 
  • 4 cups fresh green beans, broccoli and/or asparagus, cut to bite size
  • 1 tbsp water
  • (1) 10-1/2 oz can cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1-1/3 cup crispy fried onions (split 2/3 cup + 2/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese (jack, swiss or cheddar)
  • Optional: 8 oz can sliced water chestnuts (drained), 1/3 cup bacon crumbles, 1/2 cup sliced almonds (toasted)

*Monterey® High Vitamin D Sliced White or Baby Bella mushrooms make a great substitution. Learn where you can buy your Vitamin D mushrooms here.


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare mushrooms and veggies; place in a covered microwave dish along with 1 tbsp of water and cook on high for 4 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, mix cooked veggies with soup, milk, black pepper, half (2/3 cup) of the crispy fried onions and your choice of optional additions: sliced water chestnuts, bacon crumbles, sliced almonds (toasted).
  4. Place mixture in a greased 2-quart casserole dish; bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  5. Top with grated cheese and the remaining 2/3 cup of the crispy fried onions; place dish back in the oven for 5 more minutes.

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