Carolyn Brickhouse’s Green Bean Casserole

  • Prep Time
    1 hour
  • Cook Time
    30 minutes
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How to Make a Green Bean Casserole

See my Thanksgiving 2022 Blog about Carolyn Brickhouse’s Green Bean Casserole recipe and the slight tweaks I made to her recipe. My version involves a Bechamel sauce and some fried shallots on top. This green bean casserole recipe could be endlessly tweaked because it is a classic Southern holiday side dish and everybody makes it his or her own way. As long as it is made with care and affection it will be STUNNING and soooo delicious.



    Green Bean Casserole Recipe

    To start, lightly steam the fresh green beans before putting them in the casserole. You can add quartered mushrooms here, too, either raw or sauteed in just a little butter.

    Step 1

    Next, make a Bechamel sauce with the flour, butter and milk. Add the pepper and nutmeg. Instructions for a Bechamel sauce are on this site.

    Step 2

    Mix the cooled Bechamel with as much or as little of the sour cream as you prefer. You could use creme fraiche instead of sour cream if preferred.

    Step 3

    In a buttered casserole dish, lay the beans in the bottom and then spoon the Bechamel/sour cream topping over that.

    Step 4

    Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the Bechamel.

    Step 5

    Sprinkle the buttered bread crumbs over the cheese.

    Step 6

    Bake at about 350 degrees for about thirty minutes. The green bean casserole is ready when it is bubbly and the bread crumbs are golden brown on top.

    Step 7

    Fry the shallots (be careful not to burn) and sprinkle them on top of the green bean casserole.


    Green Bean Casserole FAQs

    How to make green bean casserole?

    For this recipe, I recommend making a Bechamel sauce. Then, lay the green beans in a dish, and then spoon the sauce and sour cream over that. Next, sprinkle the cheese and the bread crumbs over that.

    How long to cook green bean casserole?

    For this recipe, I recommend baking the casserole at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.

    How to double green bean casserole recipe?

    Need to feed a larger crowd? Simply double this green bean casserole recipe by preparing this recipe in a larger 13x9" baking dish and increase the cooking time accordingly.

    Green bean casserole recipe how many cans of green beans?

    If you opt for canned green beans instead of fresh, you should use 2 cans (14.5oz cans each of green beans). Alternatively, you can use a 16 oz. bag of frozen green beans.

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