Green Bean Casserole


BFY Green Bean Mushroom Casserole

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We made this classic holiday dish better for you!

In true Women of Today style, we’ve taken a classic comfort food recipe and made it healthier! Meet our Better For You Green Bean Mushroom Casserole – a combination of green beans, mushrooms, and onions with a creamy sauce that’s both rich and healthier than the traditional sauce you would use in a green bean casserole.

Whether you’re hosting a festive gathering or just craving a hearty family dinner, our Better For You Green Bean Mushroom Casserole is sure to be a hit!

Better For You Green Bean Mushroom Casserole


  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 4 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced 
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • cup whole milk, divided
  • ½ cup Fried onions (French’s)


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Season a large pot of water with sea salt. Bring to a boil, add green beans, and cook until bright green, about 6 minutes. Drain in a large colander and rinse under cold water. Let drain and set aside.
  • In a 10” cast iron skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until mushrooms are golden, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute, then transfer mixture to green bean bowl.
  • In the same skillet over medium heat, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Whisk in flour and cook until golden, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk a little at a time, using about 1 cup, until you get a gravy consistency. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 4 minutes. If the gravy looks too thick, add a little more of the reserved milk.
  • Remove from heat, add green bean mixture, and toss until evenly combined.
  • Bake until warmed through and bubbling, about 30 minutes.
  • Top with fried onions and bake for 5 minutes more.
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Photos by Lorianne DeVita

by Camila Alves McConaughey