Green bean casserole

I love Thanksgiving! The turkey might steal all the attention, but you also need great side dishes. This no-bake dish is particularly easy and doesn’t compete for space in the oven.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 327 / Protein 10g / Carbohydr. 16g / Fat 25g

Ingredients (6 servings)

700 ggreen beans
250 gbutton mushrooms
100 gbacon
150 gonion
250 gshallots
1 clovegarlic
70 gbutter
70 gall-purpose flour (divided)
400 mlvegetable stock
200 mlwhipping cream
10 grosemary
1 pinchsugar
1 pinchnutmeg (ground)
ice cubes for blanching
vegetable oil for deep frying
10 gsummer savory (divided, optional)


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Wine Tip

Pinot blanc
A medium bodied pinot blanc, with a subtle wood barrel aging, is the perfect choice. The slightly fruity aromas offer a nice contrast to the creamy sauce, and the texture of the wine complements the richness of the dish.

Step 1

Green bean casserole

Trim green beans. Add half of the summer savory to a large saucepan of boiling, salted water. Blanch green beans for approx. 2 min. and transfer to a large bowl of water mixed with ice cubes. Take beans out of cold water after approx. 1 min. and set aside.

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400 g green beans / 5 g summer savory / ice cubes for blanching

Step 2

Green bean casserole

Quarter mushrooms. Mince onion. Finely slice bacon, garlic and shallots.

250 g button mushrooms / 150 g onion / 100 g bacon / 1 clove garlic / 250 g shallots

Step 3

Green bean casserole

Heat butter in a large saucepan. Fry bacon for approx. 3 – 5 min. until golden over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and mushrooms and continue to fry for approx. 4 – 6 min. until the mushrooms no longer give off any liquid. Add part of the flour and continue to cook for approx. 2 – 3 min., stirring thoroughly. Deglaze with vegetable stock and add cream. Add remaining summer savory if desired, rosemary, sugar, and nutmeg. Cook on high heat for approx. 5 – 7 min. until slightly thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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70 g butter / 50 g flour / 400 ml vegetable stock / 200 ml whipping cream / 5 g summer savory / 10 g rosemary / 1 pinch sugar / 1 pinch nutmeg / salt / pepper

Step 4

Green bean casserole

Add green beans and continue to cook for approx. 2 – 5 min.

Step 5

Green bean casserole

Heat some vegetable oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Toss shallots in flour and deep fry in a small saucepan until browned and crispy. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and set aside. Transfer green beans and mushroom sauce to a baking dish, top with crispy shallots, and serve immediately.

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20 g flour / vegetable oil for deep frying