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Putting a fresh twist on a holiday classic
Green bean casserole is a holiday classic. This recipe is a fresh take on this crowd favorite. Made from scratch using 100% FRESH ingredients, the taste cannot be beat!
Most often, green bean casserole is made using canned beans, canned soup, and canned fried onions. What a shame because 100% fresh ingredients taste 1000% better!
Eat Smart® Fresh Green Bean Casserole is made with fresh green beans, mushrooms, onions, bacon, and a made-from-scratch cream sauce. It’s then topped with crunchy panko bread crumbs.
Sometimes classic green bean casserole can be mushy and heavy. On the contrary, this fresh recipe is rich and creamy with lots of texture. The green beans remain firm and the panko bread crumbs provide just the right amount of crunch.
Scratch-made doesn’t always mean labor intensive. This recipe doesn’t take much longer to whip up than old-school green bean casserole. And what extra time it does take is, without a doubt, worth it!
Regardless, time is precious on the holidays and it’s always good to have some time-saving tricks up your sleeve. Farm-fresh Eat Smart® Green Beans come washed and trimmed. Even better, they can be steamed right in the bag they come in! Simply poke a few holes in the bag and pop them in the microwave for a few minutes. Just like that, you have perfectly steamed green beans.
If time is extra tight on the day of your meal, make your Fresh Green Bean Casserole the day before. Assemble all the ingredients into the casserole dish as instructed in the recipe below, but do not bake. Instead, cover it tightly and place in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. The next day, uncover it and bake as instructed.
Produce Moms Tip: Want to make this dish vegetarian? Simply leave out the bacon or replace it with these mushroom chips that taste crazy similar to bacon!
Watch The Produce Moms’ founder, Lori Taylor, make Fresh Green Bean Casserole live on Indy Style and see for yourself how easy it is!
Is green bean casserole a must-have dish at your holiday celebrations? This year, wow everyone with FRESH Green Bean Casserole.