The Very Best Green Bean Casserole (ALDI Entering Delaware and an ALDI Giveaway)

Crisp, fresh green beans are the star of the show in this easy to make Green Bean Casserole. This recipe is made completely from scratch with fresh ingredients and topped with crispy onion rings.  Dare I say, better than grandma’s?

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Disclaimer: This post is created in partnership with ALDI. All opinions and statements are my own, as always.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and there are some must have dishes I can’t do without like fluffy mashed potatoes, sausage stuffing and cranberry sauce. They’re just staples at our holiday table and isn’t the holiday all about the sides, really?  The turkey ends up being just a centerpiece, like a piece of art that needs to be drenched in a boatload of gravy.  Or maybe that’s just at my house.

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My favorite side dish of all time is Green Bean Casserole but many times I’ve been disappointed with the various versions I’ve tried….almost always with canned condensed soup mixed in.  And while they may be tasty, I knew there was a better way to make it the Very Best Green Bean Casserole it could possibly be. AND I found all the freshest ingredients I could get my hands on at my local ALDI store.  Tender, crisp green beans, white button mushrooms and the must have French Fried Onions for the perfect crunch right on top.

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The Very Best Green Bean Casserole is blended with a homemade cream sauce that’s loaded with garlic flavor.  Baked until bubbling then topped with crispy onions, this recipe will be a staple at your holiday table to. You can make this easy casserole without breaking the bank, too.

If this delicious Green Bean Casserole isn’t exciting enough, the fact that ALDI is opening new stores is sure to make you excited! ALDI has just announced they are coming to Delaware!  Two new stores will open their doors on Thursday, November 17th in Middletown and Camden, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m at both locations. Everyone is invited to attend and the first 100 shoppers at each store will receive a golden ticket, each containing an ALDI gift card of various amounts!  You can tour the stores, sample awesome ALDI products and enter an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of ALDI produce.  How amazing is that???

Visit the new stores here:

1002 Bunker Hill Road, Middletown, DE 19709

390 Walmart Drive, Camden, DE 19934

ALDI already carries a wide range of premium groceries such as organic produce, USDA Choice beef, gluten-free products and their SimplyNature line of products that are free from over 125 artificial ingredients and preservatives. All ALDI brand food products are free of added MSG, certified synthetic colors and partially hydrogenated oils so you can feel good about the food you’re feeding your friends and family.  And if you don’t live in the Delaware area, be sure to visit your local neighborhood ALDI because they have some pretty amazing seasonal items flowing in right now!  (Like Spiral Sliced Ham and tons of CHEESE!)

Also, I have one $25 ALDI gift card to give away to one random winner. Enter to win by commenting below with what you’re excited for about ALDI in Delaware, or if you’re not in Delaware, comment below sharing your favorite ALDI product and/or the best thing about shopping at ALDI!

The Very Best Green Bean Casserole

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green Bean Casserole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 109 kcal
Author: Kellie

Simple and easy, Green Bean Casserole is a classic side dish that's been gracing our table for decades.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Hearty Fresh green beans stems trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon Simply Nature Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 large sweet onion diced
  • 4 ounces white mushrooms sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoons Baker’s Corner Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Chef’s Cupboard Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup Countryside Creamery Half and Half
  • 1 teaspoon SimplyNature Garlic Granules
  • 1 cup Chef’s Cupboard French Fried Onionss

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the green beans. Cook the beans for 1-2 minutes or until bright green in color.
  3. Transfer the beans to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking and drain. Set aside.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the onion to the pan and cook until softened, approximately 5-6 minutes.
  6. Add the mushrooms to the onions and cook until golden brown, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  7. Stir in the garlic and continue cooking for another minute.
  8. Add the flour and stir to coat. Cook for 1 minute.
  9. Whisk in the chicken stock, stirring constantly until thickened.
  10. Slowly stir in the half and half and garlic granules.
  11. Add the green beans to the pan and toss to coat.
  12. Transfer the green bean mixture to a baking dish coated with cooking spray and transfer to the oven.
  13. Bake the casserole for 20 minutes or until the sauce is thickened and bubbling.
  14. Sprinkle the onions over the top of the casserole and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
  15. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Green Bean Casserole
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 372mg16%
Potassium 271mg8%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 8.7mg11%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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24 comments on “The Very Best Green Bean Casserole (ALDI Entering Delaware and an ALDI Giveaway)”

  1. Can you believe I never ate this…

  2. I love green bean casserole! We aren’t having one this year and I’m sad about it. This looks good!

  3. It’s so hard to find a great green bean casserole recipe! This one sounds like a keeper!

  4. We’re having some friends and family over for Thanksgiving, and we’re trying to make all the traditional foods this year, so this fits perfectly into our menu! Plus, onion rings are a huge favorite, and I love the addition of them to this casserole!

  5. I love the macaroni shells with cheese.

  6. What Thanksgiving meal is complete without this? A delicious classic!

  7. This does look like the best green bean casserole! we would love this! Aldi is great isn’t it!

  8. My favorite thing about Aldi has to be how much money I save shopping with them vs. other stores. I love how they often have fresh baked breads and my family gets some every time we shop there. They are also way ahead of the game when it comes to natural ingredients as a lot of their cereals are made with natural colors (beet juice, turmeric) rather than artificial colors. I love that they do that!

  9. That looks so delicious. I shop at Aldi weekly, but I don’t live in Delaware. 🙂 I love so much about their items: product, nuts, milk, eggs, cheeses, snacks, and their sangria is bomb!

  10. I love ALDI because their prices are so reasonable and I can shop for everything in less than 20 min!

  11. I love that there’s an Aldi right down the street from me and I can make a quick stop on the way home. Aldi canned green beans are my all time favorite.

  12. This is probably over, but I’ll try anyway.
    I like their gluten-free products like Kirkwood Ground Turkey and Fit & Active Lightly Salted Rice Cakes

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