This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell’s Soup Company . All opinions are 100% mine.
Bring comfort food to all of your special family gatherings this season! This Green Bean Casserole with Bacon and Mushrooms is a simple, delicious, and flavorful side dish that tastes fancy enough for a holiday, but it’s easy enough to serve at your next weeknight supper!
It’s that time of year, when I start dreaming of delicious sides that I can add to our family’s dinners. Especially as the holidays approach, I get excited for all of the “extras” on the table that balance out our meals and make them feel a bit more special. And when I think of sides, a green bean casserole always comes to mind.
My mom prepared green bean casseroles for us when I was growing up, and I have continued to make them for my own kids. It’s one of the few “green” dishes that everyone in our house can agree on!
This season I decided to update the traditional green bean casserole by replacing the classic fried onion topping and the creamy sauce with a lighter broth-based sauce and some slivered almonds on top. And since mushrooms, onions, and bacon are a match made in heaven, I added them into the mix as well. The end result, my friends, just might be our new favorite side dish YET! This casserole is loaded with rich flavors and textures to keep everyone’s tastebuds happy!
So here’s the quick and easy way that my version of green bean casserole comes together…
After placing my raw green beans in a casserole dish, I cooked some bacon in a large skillet before adding the mushrooms and onions as well.
Since this is a broth-based sauce that coats our veggies in the casserole, the next step is BY FAR the most important!
Once the mushrooms and onions were tender, I made a sauce by pouring the chicken broth, corn starch (to thicken) and pepper into the same skillet. A whisk or a wooden spoon scraped all of the flavorful bacon bits from the bottom of the pan and added maximum taste to this delicious blend!
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Once my sauce thickened in the skillet, I poured everything over the green beans in the casserole dish and gave it all a toss to coat.
After baking for about 35 minutes, my beans were perfectly tender so I removed the cover, sprinkled sliced almonds on top, and popped the dish back in the oven just until the nuts were a toasted golden brown. Yet another delicious layer of flavor and texture!
Trust me…this isn’t your average side dish! Swanson® Broth elevates the taste of a classic green bean casserole and brings one of our favorite side dishes to the next level!
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Green Bean Casserole with Bacon and Mushrooms
- 1 lb. green beans washed, drained, and trimmed
- 3 slices bacon diced
- 1 large onion diced
- 1 8 ounce container sliced white mushrooms
- 1 ¼ cups Swanson chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup sliced almonds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray a large casserole dish with cooking spray and place green beans in the bottom of the dish.
- In a large skillet, fry bacon over medium-high heat until just crisp. Add onions and mushrooms; cook until just soft.
- Add chicken broth, cornstarch, and pepper to the skillet and whisk to combine (scraping the brown bits from the bottom of the skillet for maximum flavor!). Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and allow sauce to simmer and thicken (about 5-10 minutes).
- Pour sauce over green beans and toss to coat.
- Cover casserole with lid or foil and bake for approximately 35 minutes (or until green beans are tender). Remove cover, sprinkle top of casserole with almonds, and return to the oven for 5-10 more minutes (or until almonds are toasted and golden).
Be sure to check out even more delicious Campbell’s recipes! And if you’re looking for some other easy fall sides, here are a few of our favorites:
Easy Holiday Fruited Rice with Pecans