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Green Bean Casserole with Madeira Mushrooms

Photo: Charles Masters
Hands-on time 40 mins
Total time 1 hr
Yield Serves 8 (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Here's a deliciously updated version of the classic, with fresh green beans and wine-infused mushrooms. We just had to keep the fried onion topping, which is arguably the best part.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and halved crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups chopped sweet onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
  • 1 (8-ounce) package presliced button mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup Madeira wine or dry sherry
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup (about 2 ounces) canned fried onions (such as French's)
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 173
  • fat 8.5 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • monofat 4.9 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 6.6 g
  • carbohydrate 18.7 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 249 mg
  • calcium 119 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.

  2. Place beans into a large saucepan of boiling water; cook 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain well. Place beans in a large bowl; set aside.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and thyme to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms; sauté 10 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, stirring frequently. Stir in wine, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in chicken broth; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until thick, stirring constantly. Add mushroom mixture to green beans; toss well. Place green bean mixture in a 2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish. Combine fried onions and grated cheese in a small bowl. Top green bean mixture evenly with fried onion mixture. Bake at 425° for 17 minutes or until top is lightly browned.