Stovetop Green Bean Casserole

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Thanksgiving is exactly a week away! Are you ready? I’m still in the process of deciding if I want to head to New York to visit my parents before this baby makes his/her appearance or if I want to stay here in Virginia.

There are pros and cons to both. If I stay here in Virginia, I host. While that may seem like a con, I actually love hosting because it means I get to pick the menu. Since there are only five of us eating here, it also means tons of leftovers to enjoy. The main con for staying in Virginia is all the dishes I have to do. I dread dishes.

Pros to going to New York are seeing lots of friends and family, not having to cook and an amazing bowl (or seven) of turkey soup that my aunt makes. Cons are traveling six hours on a holiday weekend.

No matter what I decide or who ends up making the food, I’m more than ready to devour everything that comes my way—assuming there’s still room in there for food; this baby is already taking up a ton of space. One thing I’ll always save room for is green bean casserole; it’s my absolute favorite Thanksgiving dish.

green bean casserole

Each year I’ve made it, it’s evolved. The first couple of years, it was the traditional green bean casserole with canned cream of mushroom soup, shredded cheese and canned green beans. The next year, I used fresh green beans. Finally, I made my own cream of mushroom soup and used fresh green beans. This time around, I switched it up even more with a slightly healthier version all cooked on the stove top.

The best part? I was able to pick up all of the ingredients at Target while grabbing a few more things we’ll need for Thanksgiving regardless of where I spend it. I still remember a couple of years back when a Target employee told me they’d be closed for a few days. I recoiled in horror and asked “why?!”. When she explained it was because we were getting a grocery section I was beyond thrilled. I knew this would be a game changer for me when it comes to shopping and it totally has been. I love being able to pick up fresh Archer Farms green beans and mushrooms at the same time I grab a much needed, adorable, pair of rainboots for the kids.

I won’t tease you any longer, on to the recipe!

In a large skillet over low to medium heat, bring 1 cup heavy cream, 5 ounces chopped mushrooms, 3 tablespoons red cooking wine and 1 tablespoon butter to a simmer. Add salt and pepper to taste.

mushroom in cream sauce

 

Once the heavy cream and mushrooms come to a simmer, add 4 ounces of white cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheese has melted, and then add 12 ounces of Archer Farms green beans.

add the green beans

Cover with lid and let simmer until the green beans are soft. While the green beans are cooking, slice 1 onion and caramelize it over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 teaspoon of sugar.

Once the green beans are tender, transfer to your serving dish and top with caramelized onions.

stovetop green bean casserole for thanksgiving

 

How delicious does that look? I love that all the ingredients are fresh and that it’s not quite as heavy as the traditional green bean casserole. Not only is it perfect for Thanksgiving, but it also makes a great side dish for any occasion—especially when you’re craving the traditional tastes of Thanksgiving.

Are you spending Thanksgiving at home or traveling?

Stovetop Green Bean Casserole

Stovetop Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients

1 cup heavy cream
5 ounces chopped mushrooms
3 tablespoons red cooking wine
2 tablespoons butter, divided
Salt and pepper to taste
4oz White Cheddar cheese
16 oz Archer Farms Green Beans
1 onion, sliced
1 teaspoon sugar

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over low to medium heat, bring 1 cup heavy cream, 5 ounces chopped mushrooms, 3 tablespoons red cooking wine and 1 tablespoon butter to a simmer. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Once the heavy cream and mushrooms come to a simmer, add 4 ounces of white cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheese has melted, and then add 16 ounces of Archer Farms green beans.
  3. Cover with lid and let simmer until the green beans are soft. While the green beans are cooking, slice 1 onion and caramelize it over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 teaspoon of sugar.
  4. Once the green beans are tender, transfer to your serving dish and top with caramelized onions.
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Comments

  1. Birdiebee says

    What an awesome recipe. I have never tried making a green bean casserole on the stove top. I will be trying this out on Thanksgiving as my oven is too small to put the green bean casserole in the oven. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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