Easy Make-Ahead Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Easy Make-Ahead Green Bean Casserole Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: The Anthony Kitchen via YouTube


If you want a stress-free holiday preparation, then make sure to choose the right dishes to serve to the table, and if you can, make them ahead of time. There are a lot of recipes that you can choose from which are all delicious and easy to make, such as this green bean casserole by The Anthony Kitchen on YouTube. This great casserole dish is a must-have on every holiday occasion, it is shareable, loaded with flavor, and super healthy, too.


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This is also perfect for those who are not much of a fan of green beans because they will surely change their minds once they’ve tasted this very delicious version. You can make this on the day of the event or prepare this a day in advance instead. You can also level up this dish by adding in more ingredients that you want whether it’s vegetable or meat. Try this simple dish for dinner today and see for yourself!

Ingredients for Green Bean Casserole:

  • 1½ pounds of green beans, washed and drained
  • ¼ cup of unsalted butter
  • yellow onion, finely diced
  • 8 ounces of white button mushrooms, cleaned and roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2½ cups of heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup of unsalted chicken broth
  • 1½ tsp of Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • ½ tsp of soy sauce
  • 8 ounces of Cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 cup of French’s crispy fried onions

How to Make Green Bean Casserole:

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350°F, then grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish, and set it aside. Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil, then add the green beans, and cook them for about 5 to 7 minutes or until al dente. Strain the green beans, then rinse them under cold water until cool, and set them aside for later. Place a large saucepan or Dutch oven on a stove over medium heat, then melt the butter, and the onion and mushrooms.

Step 2

Stir and saute them for about 5 to 7 minutes, then sprinkle the flour, and stir them until well coated. Pour in the cream a splash at a time while whisking continuously until incorporated, then pour in the remaining cream along with the chicken broth, and keep stirring to combine. Let it simmer for about 6 minutes or until slightly thickened or it resembles a pudding.

Easy to Make Green Bean Casserole
Image credit: The Anthony Kitchen via YouTube


Step 3

Turn off the heat, then add 1 cup of Cheddar followed by salt, pepper, and soy sauce, and give them a good mix. Add the green beans, then keep stirring until well combined, and transfer the mixture to the prepared casserole dish. If you want to serve them the next day, allow the mixture to cool slightly, then cover them with aluminum foil, and place them in the fridge to chill until ready to cook.

Step 4

Once ready to serve, remove the casserole dish from the fridge, put it on the counter at room temperature, and let it sit for about 30 minutes. When ready to cook, top it with the remaining Cheddar, then cover it with aluminum foil, and bake it in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove it from the oven and take off the cover, then sprinkle the fried onions all over the top, and put it back in the oven to bake for another 10 minutes uncovered or until bubbly. Serve and enjoy!

How to Make Green Bean Casserole
Image credit: The Anthony Kitchen via YouTube


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Easy Make-Ahead Green Bean Casserole Recipe

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