Homestyle Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole has  also been a staple on the Thanksgiving table for a lot of years!  Well!  This is a newer version!  It will be on my Thanksgiving table!  I hope you try it!  I haven’t been able to work on my website for a long period because of sickness in our family! I promise to keep working on it !  Keep checking in ! Thank you for your interest!  We appreciate it!

~ Mama Peggy

Homestyle Green Bean Casserole
 
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Recipe type: Casserole
Serves: 8
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Ingredients
  • 1½ lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups 2% milk
  • ½ cup fat free buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp. Ranch dressing mix
  • 2 tsp. thyme (fresh) chopped
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. sliced mushrooms
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 cup French fried onions (crushed)
  • ½ cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook green beans in boiling water until they are done; drain.
  3. Plunge in ice water to stop the cooking process; Drain and pat dry.
  4. Melt 2 tbsp. butter in large pot.
  5. Whisk in flour until smooth.
  6. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute.
  7. Gradually whisk in 1-1/2 cups milk; whisking constantly 3 or 4 minutes or until sauce is thickened and bubbly.
  8. Remove from heat and whisk in buttermilk and next 4 ingredients .
  9. Melt 1 tsp. butter in a medium skillet over med. high heat; add mushrooms and saute' 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned.
  10. Remove from heat; Let stand 5 minutes.
  11. Gently toss mushrooms and green beans in buttermilk sauce.
  12. Place in a 13x9 inch or 3 quart baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  13. Combine French Fried onions and next 2 ingredients; sprinkle over green bean mixture.
  14. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown!

About Peggy

Peggy Chaney was best known as cook and co-owner of Peggy's Restaurant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina (which she and her sister, Loretta, ran for over two decades). You can find her pages on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. One of eleven siblings, she was the daughter of a Baptist preacher, and was well remembered for her kind spirit and regard for others. Her genuine warmth and grace is sorely missed.
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