Cheesy Bacon Green Bean Casserole

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SERVINGS

8

PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

60 min

GLUTEN FREE

YES

This is not your ordinary green bean casserole. With fresh mushrooms, sharp cheddar and the rich, smoky flavor of Jones dry aged bacon, it’s nothing short of sensational.

This recipe is made with Jones Dry Aged Bacon.

8 oz CW Bacon
ingredients
1 (16 oz) package Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon, cut into 1/2" pieces
8 ounces sliced crimini mushrooms
1/2 medium yellow onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour*
1 teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1-2 pinches red pepper flakes, to taste
2 cups whole milk
1 cup (4 oz) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
24 ounces frozen green beans, thawed (or blanched fresh green beans, when available)

*To Make Gluten-free:

Mix 1/4 cup corn starch with 1/2 cup milk in resealable container. Seal and shake vigorously to create a slurry. Omit flour called for in recipe. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups of milk to the recipe. Cook until it starts to bubble. Add the slurry and stir to combine. Proceed with the recipe adding cheese and melting.
DIRECTIONS
Add bacon to cold, large (12") cast iron skillet; turn heat to medium and cook until crisp, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes.**

Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon and place on paper towel lined plate. Set aside. Pour bacon drippings into jar to save for later use and return 4 tablespoons to pan.

Return skillet to medium heat. Add mushrooms, onion and garlic. Cook vegetables until browned, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 2 tablespoons bacon drippings, to pan (or butter if you are out of bacon drippings).* Add flour, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Stir until flour dissolves into vegetables. Cook 1 minute.

Add milk and stir to combine. Remove from heat, add cheese one handful at a time; stir between each addition. Once cheese is completely melted add green beans and half of cooked bacon. Stir to combine. Top with remaining bacon.

Serve and enjoy!


**Shortcut method:

Bake bacon in the oven until crisp. Cool and crumble. Set aside. Add 4 tablespoons butter to skillet. Once the butter is melted add mushrooms, onions and garlic. Continue with recipe as written above.

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Ingredients

1 (16 oz) package Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon, cut into 1/2" pieces
8 ounces sliced crimini mushrooms
1/2 medium yellow onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour*
1 teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1-2 pinches red pepper flakes, to taste
2 cups whole milk
1 cup (4 oz) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
24 ounces frozen green beans, thawed (or blanched fresh green beans, when available)

*To Make Gluten-free:

Mix 1/4 cup corn starch with 1/2 cup milk in resealable container. Seal and shake vigorously to create a slurry. Omit flour called for in recipe. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups of milk to the recipe. Cook until it starts to bubble. Add the slurry and stir to combine. Proceed with the recipe adding cheese and melting.

Directions

Add bacon to cold, large (12") cast iron skillet; turn heat to medium and cook until crisp, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes.**

Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon and place on paper towel lined plate. Set aside. Pour bacon drippings into jar to save for later use and return 4 tablespoons to pan.

Return skillet to medium heat. Add mushrooms, onion and garlic. Cook vegetables until browned, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 2 tablespoons bacon drippings, to pan (or butter if you are out of bacon drippings).* Add flour, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Stir until flour dissolves into vegetables. Cook 1 minute.

Add milk and stir to combine. Remove from heat, add cheese one handful at a time; stir between each addition. Once cheese is completely melted add green beans and half of cooked bacon. Stir to combine. Top with remaining bacon.

Serve and enjoy!


**Shortcut method:

Bake bacon in the oven until crisp. Cool and crumble. Set aside. Add 4 tablespoons butter to skillet. Once the butter is melted add mushrooms, onions and garlic. Continue with recipe as written above.