No holiday would be complete without the classic green bean casserole. That said, it can sometimes be a bit boring. This iteration is a mushroom lover’s dream. It adds sautéed fresh mushrooms and garlic to the staple creamy soup for even more umami flavor and a luxurious mouthfeel.
If you can get them, using a combination of fresh mushrooms, like chanterelles, porcini, and cremini, will push this nostalgic dish into the realm of sophistication. You can add complexity with freshly grated nutmeg, a dash of herbes de Provence, and cognac or white wine. These should be added at the beginning of sautéeing the mushrooms to infuse them with flavor.
Recipe: Spruced-Up Green Bean Casserole