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Ina Garten Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Thanksgiving is a perfect time to try new recipes since many chefs share new staples this year. Ina Garten is not an exception. On the days of Thanksgiving, Ina Garten, also known as Barefoot Contessa, shares extraordinary sides to go with your turkey

One of those exquisite pairings is a thick and creamy Green Bean Casserole. It goes well with mustard-glazed meatloaf or garlic-marinated ribs. However, it might even steal the spotlight from turkey.

Wherever you are urged to try this classic, the Ina Garten Green Bean Casserole recipe will come in handy.

How to Make Ina Garten Green Bean Casserole

Unfortunately, green beans are forgotten when the sweet potato casserole is on the menu, though they provide a tremendous nutrition benefit and are incredibly delicious. 

That said, Ina Garten Geen Beans Casserole has to be on your Thanksgiving table this year. It is a go-to recipe that requires little time and only a handful of ingredients to make. 

Fresh beans are essential for this casserole since they are tastier and don’t become mushy or flavorless once baked. But keeping an eye on other important ingredients is also essential. 

Ingredients:

(6 servings)

  • 3 cups fresh green beans
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 10.75-ounce can of mushroom soup
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 8-ounce package of button mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • crispy onion strings
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Panko breadcrumbs

Instructions

Making this Green Beans Casserole is a relatively easy task. You have to precook all ingredients and gather them in one baking dish. However, you can make it in Ina Garten style without some of Ina Garten’s tips. 

While blanching the green beans, remember that they’ll be cooking in the oven with the rest of the Ina Garten Green Beans Casserole. So it’s important to undercook them slightly so they don’t get mushy in the oven. 

Besides, it’s important to make Panko breadcrumbs extra crispy and golden. For that, you can sauté them in butter before baking

The rest of the process will be a breeze if you follow our instructions

Step 1: 

Preheat the oven to 350°F. In the meantime, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute finely sliced onions and mushrooms until tender, stirring occasionally. 

Note: we recommend chopping onions as thinly as possible for an extra crisp after the oven. Then add minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 2:

Combine green beans with chicken broth in a medium saucepan and bring it to a boil. Continue cooking for about 8 minutes until the beans get crispy-tender. Then drain the beans.

Step 3: 

Spray a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Then combine the soup, green beans, mushroom mixture, Parmesan cheese, salt, and paper in a large bowl.

Step 4: 

Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and top it off with the Panko breadcrumbs and crispy onion strings. 

Bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes until the Green Bean Casserole is heated thoroughly. 

Ingredient Substitution

Thanksgiving is a time for experiments not only with different staples on your table but with traditional sides. Ina Garten offers us a classic Green Beans Casserole which you can adjust to your preference

Substitute an ingredient or two to tickle your taste buds with unique flavor combinations.

1. Vegetable Stock

Even though the recipe calls for low-sodium chicken broth, you can decrease sodium more using vegetable stock instead. Moreover, the vegetable stock doesn’t contain any aminal products, making it perfect for vegans. 

People with food sensitivities will also appreciate this substitute since it tastes better.

2. Cremini Mushrooms

Cremini mushrooms are a delicious substitute for button mushrooms because of their similar flavor. These mushrooms are usually dark chestnut color on the outside and pure white on the inside. However, their steams are quite thicker than those of regular buttons.

Still, cremini mushrooms are very versatile and would work great for this easy Green Bean Casserole.

3. Sour Cream

Since cream of mushroom soup helps you bring the casserole together, you can use something else that serves that same purpose. Opt for sour cream if you don’t have any mushroom soup on hand.

Sour cream has a nice tang that works great on the background of this casserole’s other ingredients. But it’s best to use full-fat sour cream, so the dish doesn’t become watery

And to compensate for the taste of the mushroom soup, you can add more garlic (since that’s what they use to flavor the mushroom soup).

What to Serve with Ina Garten Green Bean Casserole

You can never run out of ideas about what to pair with Ina Garten Green Bean Casserole. You probably already have some ideas in mind. It is a Thanksgiving staple, after all. 

Juicy meat, salads, veggies, and everything that complements the rich flavors of the crispy green beans can be served with it.

Pot Roast

Pot Roast is sure to please everyone at the table if you’re going for a more modern approach. It is warm and hearty but has unique flavors you won’t find anywhere else. 

Pot roast is perfect for any occasion where you want to introduce new dishes into a mix, be it a dinner party or a special family get-together. You can make it ahead of time and even freeze the leftovers for a quick meal later. 

Tender meat feels amazing, along with the crispy beans.

Onion Soup

Onion soups or soup du jour is a perfect way to add extra flavor and texture to the Ina Garten Green Bean Casserole. Onion soup has an amazon depth of flavor thanks to the onions. 

So when you combine it with green beans casserole, it will taste like nothing you’ve tasted before. The rich, thick consistency makes you think you’re eating something decadent, though there are only veggies included. 

Chicken Wings

There is nothing quite like flavorful fried chicken wings served along with the flavorsome sauce. One thing everyone likes about them is how easy they are to make on a whim

Although they are not too complicated, you’ll still impress everyone with how flavorful they are. But if you’re up for some serious deliciousness, try serving it with the garlic-flavored green beans casserole. Both are succulent, rich, and very fun to eat.

How to Reheat Ina Garten Green Bean Casserole

Thanksgiving leftover Green Beans Casserole can never go to waste. Although it never looks as tasty as the first day, there is a chance to make it taste new. It would be best if you simply reheated it the right way.

Reheat Ina Garten Green Bean Casserole in the Microwave

Place a portion of the Green Beans Casserole into a microwave-safe bowl and sprinkle it with water. Cover the dish with the plastic wrap and microwave in 30-second intervals until it starts to bubble.

Keep an eye on your beans every 30 seconds since veggies tend to go mushy in the microwave.

Reheat Ina Garten Green Bean Casserole in an Oven

Preheat an oven to 350°F and add a few tablespoons of stock to your casserole. Cover the dish with foil and place it in the oven for about 15-30 minutes. Remove the foil once the Green Beans Casserole is bubbly, and add fresh crispy onions and breadcrumbs. 

Reheat Ina Garten Green Bean Casserole on a Stove

Heat a skillet over low to medium heat to reheat Green Beans Casserole on a stove. Add a few portions of the casserole and sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of stock or water over the casserole. Place a lid, but frequently stir until the casserole is heated.

How to Store Ina Garten Green Bean Casserole

To keep bacteria at bay, store your leftover Green Beans Casserole in the fridge or freezer as soon as it comes to room temperature.

Store Ina Garten Green Bean Casserole in the Fridge

Ina Garten Green Beans Casserole stores well in the fridge for up to 4 days. You have to transfer it to an airtight container with a lid. 

Store Ina Garten Green Bean Casserole in the Freezer

Freezing Green Beans Casserole is an option if you want to make it beforehand and toss it in the oven when you feel like it. You must prepare and mix all the ingredients well, but don’t add any crispy topping. 

Then pour the mixture into a freezer and oven-safe container, cover it with aluminum foil and freeze for about 10-12 months.

ina garten green bean casserole

Ina Garten Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Add Ina Garten Green Beans Casserole to your Thanksgiving table to impress your family with a rich, creamy dish. Green beans sauteed in chicken broth and baked with mushrooms, cheese, and crispy breadcrumbs. You have to try it for a decadent meal experience.
4 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 191 kcal
Equipment
  • Large skillet
  • saucepan
  • Casserole dish
Ingredients
  
  • 3 cups fresh green beans
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 10.75 ounce. can of mushroom soup
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 8 ounce package of button mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • crispy onion strings
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Panko breadcrumbs
Instructions
 
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. In the meantime, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Saute finely sliced onions and mushrooms until tender, stirring occasionally.
    Note: we recommend chopping onions as thinly as possible for an extra crisp after the oven.  Then add minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Combine green beans with chicken broth in a medium saucepan and bring it to boil 
    Continue cooking for about 8 minutes until the beans get crispy-tender. Then drain the beans.
  • Spray a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Then combine the soup, green beans, mushroom mixture, Parmesan cheese, salt, and paper in a large bowl.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and top it off with the Panko breadcrumbs and crispy onion strings. 
    Bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes until the Green Bean Casserole is heated thoroughly. 
Nutrition
Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 4.1gFat: 1.9gSaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 1.1mgSodium: 932mgPotassium: 213mgFiber: 3.3gSugar: 2.5g

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