Trader Joe’s Green Bean Casserole.

Another recipe from another sister! Keeping with family tradition, she tweaked the recipe she found for green bean casserole and then doubled it. I have to say I’ve never enjoyed GBC as much as I enjoyed hers on Thanksgiving. The ingredient list for this is pretty much a Trader Joe’s ad; If you don’t have a TJ’s close by, you can surely substitute. Let me know how it goes & comment with your subs!


1 1/2 tbsp butter

1 1/2 tbsp olive oil

1 bag Trader Joe’s sliced crimini mushrooms (~16 oz mushrooms)

1/2 medium to large onion, sliced

1/2 c leek, chopped (white and light green parts only)

1 tsp crushed garlic (~1 clove)

1/2 tsp black pepper

2 bags Trader Joe’s frozen green beans (or 4 cans green beans, drained)

2 containers Trader Joe’s Cream of Portobello Mushroom Soup

1/2 c water

1 1/2 c Swiss cheese, shredded

1 can Trader Joe’s Gourmet Fried Onion Pieces


Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 13×9″ casserole dish. If using frozen green beans, sort through beans and break large ones into 1″ pieces. Heat olive oil and butter in a large heavy skillet; add mushrooms and saute until soft and lightly browned. Add onions, leeks and garlic and continue to saute until heated through, about 3 minutes. Add green beans and saute until heated through, about 5 minutes. Add soup, water, and pepper to skillet and mix until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat and pour hot mixture into casserole dish. Top with cheese and fried onion pieces. Place in oven and bake 15-20 minutes or until cheese becomes warm and bubbly. Remove from oven and allow to sit 5 minutes before serving. If reheating, cover dish with foil to prevent onions from burning.


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