Green bean casserole
11 Ways To Seriously Upgrade Your Green Bean Casserole
Char The Beans
To enhance the flavor of your green bean casserole, consider charring the green beans — frozen or fresh — before adding them to the casserole mix.
The simplest way to char the beans is to toss them with a bit
of oil and spread them out on
a baking sheet before placing them under a broiler.
Add Za'atar
Traditional green bean casseroles typically lack a variety of seasonings. To introduce some complexity to the dish, you can add za'atar.
To integrate za'atar into green bean casserole, simply mix it into the cream of mushroom soup used as an ingredient. For every pound of green beans, use
a tablespoon of za'atar.
Add Cornstarch
To fix any consistency issues your green bean casserole may be experiencing, mix cornstarch and water to create a slurry and stir it into the mixture.
If you don't notice a runny texture until after the casserole bakes, remove the onion topping, return the mixture to the pan, add your slurry, and return it to the oven.
Worcestershire Sauce
Worcestershire sauce has a complex flavor profile. It packs sweetness, acidity, and saltiness, which can add a lot of flavor to a green bean casserole.
Simply mix a splash of Worcestershire sauce right in with your cream of mushroom soup, and allow it to combine before mixing the rest of your casserole together.
Make It Vegan
For a vegan green bean casserole that forgoes the traditional recipe's dairy-heavy base, cauliflower adds additional texture and flavor.
Sauté mushrooms, garlic, and shallot, add wine, veggie broth, and tahini. Add the veggies, coat everything in the sauce, pour it into a baking dish, and pop it in the oven.