Green Bean Casserole – Better than the Original!

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In an effort to maintain my ability to eat delicious casseroles with a gluten free lifestyle I developed my version of this holiday staple: Green Bean Casserole. This is one of my absolute favorite casseroles. It’s almost not Thanksgiving or Christmas without it. I even made it for Easter dinner this year. As much as I love it, my son loves it 100 times more. He is nine and quickly approaching the age where I fear he could actually eat the entire bowl himself.

I not only tailor this to be gluten free I also tailor it to be mushroom free. My brother-in-law and kiddos prefer it without mushrooms. If I had it my way I’d make it with double mushrooms.

Ingredients:

  • 4 14 oz. Cans of Cut Green Beans
  • 1/2 Cup Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 Cup Gluten Free Fried Onions
  • 8 oz. Sautéed Button Mushrooms (optional)
  • 2 Cups Milk (I use whole milk but any % is fine)
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic powder (my garlic powder looks a little darker because I used Penzeys Roasted Garlic Powder, but regular will be just as good)
  • 1 – 1/2 Tbs. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. Season Salt

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  1. Open and drain the green beans and dump into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan on low heat.
  3. When the butter is completely melted add the flour.
  4. Add the milk
  5. Turn off the burner and add the seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, season salt, & Worcestershire sauce. Combine all ingredients.
  6. Pour into large bowl with green beans and add the cheese to the same bowl.
  7. Pour mixture into your favorite casserole dish (no need to grease).
  8. Place in the oven for 25 minutes uncovered.
  9. After 25 minutes remove from oven, add the fried onions and cook for 5 additional minutes. Keep a watchful eye on the onions so they don’t burn. You just want them to be golden brown and slightly toasted.
  10. Enjoy immediately

Gluten-Free Possibilities,

Stacey

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