Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Grands Green Bean Casserole


     I was looking for something different to make for Thanksgiving this year and thought I'd test this Green Bean Casserole from Pillsbury in my dutch oven before serving it to my family.  In my 12 inch dutch oven, the casserole baked for a total of 40 minutes with 10 coals in a ring around the base of the oven and 28 on the lid.  The biscuits baked for 10 minutes before I spooned on the bean mixture.  After 25 more minutes the casserole was hot, bubbly and ready for the final coating of onions.
     I pre-cooked the frozen green beans in my microwave but you could also use 4 15 oz cans of your favorite green beans, drained, right out of the can.  Use your more traditional green bean casserole recipe if you like but do try it sometime on the biscuits, it's a good combination and a fun way to dress up an everyday side dish.
                                                                                                                                         
Grands Green Bean Casserole
24 oz frozen cut green beans, cooked and drained
1 16 oz can Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1 18 oz can Progresso Vegetable Classics creamy mushroom soup
1 1/2 cups French's fried onions, divided
Salt and pepper to taste

     Lightly oil or spray 12 inch dutch oven.
     Separate each biscuit into 3 layers.
     Press biscuit layers in bottom and up sides of dutch oven.
     Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until set.
     Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix green beans, mushroom soup, 2/3 cup fried onions, salt and pepper.
     Spoon over biscuits.
     Bake 25-30 minutes or until mixture is hot and bubbly.
     Sprinkle with remaining fried onions.
     Bake 5 minutes more or until onions are golden brown.
     Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
     Makes 8 servings.

Cover bottom and sides of dutch oven with biscuit segments

Bake biscuits at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until
set before adding bean mixture

Bake for 25-30 minutes before adding final topping
of fried onions

Like an upside down veggie pot pie

6 comments:

  1. Wow, this is an excellent twist on the traditional green bean casserole.
    Do the beans really need to be cooked before assembling the dutch oven?

    But what's really amazing is the pictures you get for your posts. They're amazing!

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  2. Thank you for your nice comment John, I wasn't sure about the beans, depends on how crunchy you like them, so I followed the original recipe. I think blanching or microwaving them for a few minutes will probably insure that they are done. You don't want to cook this too long because your biscuits will burn. Happy Thanksgiving! Liddy

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  3. Now THAT is what one calls COMFORT FOOD! Just as soon as my diet is over....

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    1. Good luck with the diet Bob! Liddy

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  4. Love the biscuits in this!

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    1. Made it again for my family and it was a big hit Becky, everyone said the biscuits were the best part. Liddy

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