Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Green Bean Casserole

It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s!

Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers.

So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE!!

With fresh green beans coming into season, this is a great way to serve them!

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!


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1½ T. butter
3 T. flour
1½ cups milk
3-4 tsp. dry ranch-style salad dressing mix
¼ to ½ tsp. white pepper
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1½ cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1¼ lb. Fresh green beans, cooked until crisp-tender
1 cup fresh bread crumbs, toasted

To make white sauce, melt butter in small saucepan over low heat.  Stir in flour; cook 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Using wire whisk, stir in milk; bring to boil.  Cook, whisking constantly, 1-2 minutes or until thickened.  Stir in dressing mix and white pepper; set aside.

Preheat oven to 350*. Spray medium skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat.  Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until tender.  Remove half of onion mixture; set aside.

Add mushrooms to onion mixture remaining in skillet and cook 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.  Combine mushroom mixture, green beans and white sauce in 1-1/2 qt. casserole.   Combine bread crumbs with reserved onion mixture; sprinkle over casserole.  Bake, uncovered, until heated through, about 20-30 minutes.

NOTE: To turn this into a healthy one-pot supper, you can toss in chunks of chicken.

2 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Green Bean Casserole”

  1. Congratulations. That is the first green bean casserole that sounds like something I would enjoy. I do not like the one made with canned soup and canned so-called onion rings. Mama used to make one similar.

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