Here in the South, a great green bean casserole recipe is a staple. We serve this up at all of our holiday functions. I recently ran across a recipe for green bean casserole that’s just a bit untraditional, but still as delicious as the one that I have been making for years, and I knew I had to share it with you. I will definitely be adding this to my list of Christmas side dishes, and it’s great for warmer weather, too.
What Makes This Green Bean Casserole So Good?
You still use green beans, bacon and onions, which is what really makes green bean casserole so great. But with this recipe, we’re going to add a few more flavorful ingredients like:
- Béchamel sauce
- Italian herbs
What Is Béchamel Sauce?
Béchamel sauce is a basic white sauce that you make with milk, flour, butter and salt. If you have never made white sauce, don’t worry, it’s really easy. You use white sauce to give dishes thickness and a richer flavor.
Can You Freeze Green Bean Casserole For Baking Later?
You absolutely can freeze this after you get it put together and then bake it at a later time. Or, you can freeze it after it’s baked and heat it up in the microwave when you want it.
It freezes really well and tastes just as good when you heat it up as it does coming right out of the oven!
How Long Will Green Bean Casserole Keep In The Fridge?
Anything that has meat – bacon – or dairy products should normally be eaten within about 3 days. You do need to store this in the refrigerator simply because it has the béchamel sauce, bacon and cheese, and it keeps well for about 3 days if you cover it tightly.
What Can You Serve With Green Bean Casserole?
This goes with so many things! And, it’s a great dish for summer cookouts and get-togethers. I served it with these savory pork chops, but honestly it would be great with any meat dish.
If you want something scrumptious for summer, I suggest making these barbecue chicken wings and serving up some yummy green bean casserole as the side dish.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 56mg Sodium: 526mg Carbohydrates: 14g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 6g Protein: 13g