Classic Green Bean Casserole has been a staple in our home for years. But there comes a time when you need a change and you want to make something special. A few years ago, we began playing around with our Holiday Green Bean Casserole recipe. We love this Twisted Bacon Green Bean Casserole recipe. But we wanted to take it even further.
Why not take the classic ingredients we found at Walmart, and add a few more special ingredients to increase the flavor and uniqueness of the recipe?While this time we included the bacon again, because everything tastes better with bacon, we decreased the amount of bacon a bit. We added a garlicky, creamy Gouda cheese sauce which we blended into the Cream of Mushroom soup to make a wonderfully creamy sauce that coats the green beans and bakes right in. We also sauteed some sliced Portabella Mushrooms in garlic butter and added them to the casserole. A small amount of chopped onion was added for even more flavor.
Let’s make Gouda, Bacon & Portabella Mushroom Green Bean Casserole
- 3 strips of bacon, chopped
- ¼ cup onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 teaspoons butter
- 1½ cups shredded Gouda cheese, divided
- 1 cup portabella mushrooms, sliced
- 1 can (10½ ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
- ½ cup milk
- 4 cans Del Monte® Savory Green Beans with Mushrooms
- ⅓ cup French's® Fried Onions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Fry up the bacon until almost done. Drain on paper towels, and set aside.
- In a skillet on the stove, melt butter over medium high heat. Toss in the garlic and mushrooms and stir to evenly coat the mushrooms with the butter. The mushrooms should be sizzling - cook for 1-2 minutes stirring frequently. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Toss the chopped onions into the same skillet and cook until almost translucent.
- In small sauce pan on the stove, heat the Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup over medium heat. Once hot, stir in 1 cup of shredded Gouda cheese until melted. Stir in the milk.
- In a large bowl, combine the cream of mushroom mixture, the bacon, the onion and the mushrooms. Add the Del Monte® Savory Green Beans with Mushrooms and toss to coat.
- Spoon mixture into a 9x13 baking dish.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle ½ cup of Gouda cheese and the French's® French Fried Onions on top.
- Bake an additional 5 minutes until the Gouda cheese is melted.
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