Angela’s Homemade Green Bean Casserole

First… you need to make the Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Recipe #1 (Gluten Free, Low Fat, Dairy Free):
You’ll Need:
2 lbs Mushrooms, chopped
2 cups Broth (homemade turkey broth works wonderfully)
1 or 2 Onions, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
2 TBSP Oil
0.5 cups Oat Flour

1) Saute chopped onions, garlic and mushrooms until cooked thoroughly.
2) Add broth and bring mixture to a boil.
3) Remove from heat and add oat flour. Mix thoroughly.
4) Pour mixture into a blender and puree.

Recipe #2 (Traditional Style)
You’ll Need:
2 lbs Mushrooms, chopped
1-1.5 cups Cream or Half and Half
0.5 cup Broth (optional)
0.5 cup Milk (optional)
1 or 2 Onions, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
2 TBSP Oil
0.5 – 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour

1) Saute chopped onions, garlic and mushrooms until cooked thoroughly.
2) Add cream (half and half) or milk to mixture. (Another alternative is to use half chicken broth and half cream/milk.)
3) Thicken with flour as needed. (I use whole wheat flour.)
4) Add white/black pepper as desired.

Second, you will need to prepare those fresh and tender green beans.
1) Wash beans (4 lbs) and cut off stem end.
2) Cut beans into desired length or leave whole.
3) Steam beans in a steamer for 15-20 minutes in 1 pound segments. (I generally use 2 pounds of beans for recipe.) They should be very tender and still a bit crunchy as this is a light steam and not a full time for cooking.

Third, and final step:
1) Mix beans, soup and one large can of fried onions in a bowl.
2) Place mix into a large pan.
3) Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes. (Stir casserole after 20 minutes of baking.)
4) Place a small can of fried onions on top of the casserole and allow to bake for another 5-10 minutes.
5) Serve immediately or allow to cool and freeze.

Here are other recipes for Cream of Mushroom Soup if you want to add a little more pazazz to the recipe:
by Simply Recipes
by CDKitchen
by AllRecipes.com
How to Make Cream of Mushroom Soup

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