Trader Joe’s Green Bean Casserole

The aim of this recipe is to recreate the classic green bean casserole with fresher ingredients and use them in a super tasty way.  I don’t always write down what recipes I make up, but this one was so good, I wanted to share it. Can be made with approximately 100 calories per serving with omission of cheese.

Trader Joe’s Green Bean Casserole

1 Package (I lb, 8 oz) TJ’s French Green Beans (frozen)
1 cup TJ’s white button mushrooms, sliced
2 tbsp butter
1 Pack (11 oz.) TJ’s cream of Portabella Mushroom soup
1 cup TJ’s shredded cheese (your choice, firm cheeses such as cheddars work well)
1 cup TJ’s French Fried Onions
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper, or to taste
½ tsp garlic powder

Use a microwavable and oven-safe 1½ quart bowl (Pyrex works for this), or two bowls, each 1½ quarts and one that is microwave safe and the other oven safe.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Start with the microwave-safe bowl, and prepare the green beans according to the microwave directions on the bag.  While those are cooking, saute the mushrooms in a small pot.

When the green beans are done, either leave them in the microwave- and oven-safe dish, or transfer them to an oven-safe dish, as the next part will include baking.  Drop 2 tbsp of butter onto the green beans and let it melt, stir to coat. Pour the Cream of Portobella Mushroom on the green beans, pour ⅔ cup of french fried onions, and ½ cup shredded cheese.  Add salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Stir to mix.

Cook in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, stir once more.  Top with remaining cheese and then with remaining french fried onions.  Cook uncovered for another 10 minutes or casserole is hot through and the cheese melts.  Remove from oven and let cool for five minutes before serving.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Serves 10, approximately 140 calories per serving

I am not an employee of Trader Joe’s, I am a customer and fan, though.

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