Unleash the Cheesy Magic

A holiday crowd-pleaser for all! This Cheesy Green Bean Casserole is a delicious twist, made from scratch without canned soups or mushrooms


Green Beans, Shallot, Garlic, Butter, Flour, Chicken Broth, White Wine, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Chicken Broth, Half and Half, Pecans, Fried Onions, Salt and Pepper

Shock Them All!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Get an ice bath ready. In a large saucepan, boil salted water. Cook beans for 3-4 minutes for crispy (slightly longer for softer). Then, stop the cooking in the ice bath, drain, and transfer to your baking dish.

Add shallot, cook 2-3 minutes 'til soft (watch for burning). Then, toss in garlic for about 10 seconds until it's fragrant.

Whisk in flour, cook for 2 minutes, ensuring it doesn't brown. Now, add wine (or beer), whisking constantly. Slowly pour in chicken broth and half-and-half. Bring it to a boil, keep whisking 'til it's smooth and thick.

Take the sauce off the heat, let it sit for a minute, and then add Cheddar cheese gradually, whisking after each handful until it's all melted and the sauce is velvety. Season with salt, black pepper, and a pinch of cayenne if you like a kick.

Pour the creamy sauce over the green beans

Sprinkle with pecans and fried onions, then pop it in the oven for 25-30 minutes until it's piping hot. Serve right away and savor the cheesy goodness!

Serve it Up and Enjoy!

Enjoy the mushroom-free, delight of this Cheesy Green Bean Casserole! But hey, if you're a mushroom lover, they'd be a perfect addition too! It's all about tasty options."

For More Tips on this Recipe, Click to Read The Full Post!

Follow Me