Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Green Bean Casserole Without Mushroom Soup

12 servings


30 minutes

active time

1 hour

total time


6 cups washed and trimmed green beans (or 3 15-ounce cans)

8 ounces bacon (diced)

1-2 tablespoons butter (if needed)

1/4 cup finely chopped onion (or 1 tablespoon dried minced onion)

3 cloves garlic (minced, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 cups chicken broth

3/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 cups fried onions

1/4 cup grated Parmesan


Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

Fresh Green Beans: Cook in boiling water for 5-7 minutes, until fork tender. Drain well. Frozen Green Beans: Thaw the beans overnight in the refrigerator, then drain off any excess water. Canned Green Beans: Drain well.Add the beans to a 9x13 baking dish.

Cook the bacon in a medium skillet, stirring frequently, for 8-10 minutes, or until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate. Do not discard the grease.

The total amount of grease remaining in the skillet should be 1/4 cup. If needed, add butter to increase the grease to that amount.

Cook the onions in the bacon grease over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, until just starting to soften.

Add the garlic, then stir in the flour and continue cooking, while stirring frequently, for an additional minute.

Slowly pour the chicken broth into the roux, whisking continuously. Bring to a boil, then cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.

Stir in the heavy cream and black pepper. Once it is completely mixed in, remove the pan from the heat. Taste the sauce and add 1/4 teaspoon of salt, if needed.

Pour the sauce over the beans, then sprinkle with the crispy bacon and toss until the beans are coated completely.

Place the baking dish in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the center is warm and the sauce is bubbling.

Then remove the pan from the oven and add the grated Parmesan and fried onions over the top of the dish.

Bake for an additional 10 minutes.


Serving Size



236 kcal

Total Fat

19 g

Saturated Fat

9 g

Unsaturated Fat

7 g

Trans Fat

0.1 g


34 mg


397 mg

Total Carbohydrate

11 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

3 g


5 g

12 servings


30 minutes

active time

1 hour

total time
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