Two things before we get started with today’s recipe.
First – Thanksgiving is in three days. Holy cow. I’m very much looking forward to my favorite holiday and the 2.5 day workweek that comes with it.
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Ok, on to the recipe. Green Bean Casserole is one of my favorite holiday dishes BUT I don’t love canned soup. I’ve said it before – the jigglyness creeps me out. I first made this version, that skips the canned soup, last year for Christmas, but forgot to share it with you guys. I made it for dinner this weekend with some chicken breasts and remembered I wanted to share it. If you’re having a big get-together, it’s easily doubled but this scaled down version is perfect for a regular weeknight. It comes together really quickly and makes a great side dish. Plus, there’s bacon. I hear people like bacon.
Green Bean Casserole (without the canned soup)
- 12 oz bag frozen green beans
- 2 strips of bacon
- 1.5 Tablespoons flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 Tablespoon sour cream
- 1/2 cup fried onions
- salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and have an 8x8 baking dish ready.
- Chop the bacon into small pieces then add it to a medium skillet over medium high heat and cook until crisp.
- Transfer the bacon to paper towel.
- To the bacon drippings, add the flour while whisking. Continue whisking for 1 minute to fully cook the flour.
- Whisk in the milk, sour cream, and cooked bacon.
- Keep whisking until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat.
- Add in the green beans to the mixture and stir to fully coat the beans. Sprinkle with salt & pepper, to taste.
- Pour the green bean mixture into the 8x8 baking dish and top with the fried onions.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Adapted from Buns In My Oven
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