Skillet Green Bean Casserole

A easy stove top version of this popular casserole!  No can of soup required.  Just fresh ingredients in this crowd pleaser!

Course casserole, holiday, Side Dish, thanksgiving
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
151 kcal


  • 2 pounds trimmed fresh green beans, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 6 ounce container crispy fried onions like French's brand
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce


  1. Fill large soup pot with water and bring to a boil.  Blanch green beans for about 3-5 minutes until crisp tender.  Drain and rinse with COLD water to stop cooking process.  Set aside

  2. In large skillet melt 2 tablespoons butter.

  3. Add sliced mushrooms and saute' until slightly brown.  Add garlic, continue to cook for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons flour over the mushroom mixture and cook for 3-4 minutes or until flour is fully incorporated and slightly browned.

  5. Add chicken stock and cook until simmering and thickened.

  6. Add half and half, salt and pepper.  Cook until thickened, about 3-4 minutes.

  7. Add Worcestershire sauce and stir.

    Taste for seasoning.  More salt?  More pepper?  If using low sodium chicken stock you may have to add a considerable more amount of salt.

  8. Add blanched green beans, toss well. Cover and cook for 6-7 minutes or until beans are at desired tenderness.

  9. Top with fried onions, cover and cook an additional 5 minutes.  

Recipe Notes

Time Saver!  Buy already trimmed, washed green beans.  You will pay a little more but I found it to be worth it.

Make ahead prep: Blanch beans and slice mushrooms a day or two in advance.  The cream sauce is best made on the day you are serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Skillet Green Bean Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 238mg10%
Potassium 468mg13%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1055IU21%
Vitamin C 14.9mg18%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.