Side Dishes

Green Bean Casserole

Hey, what’s good, Smokin and Grillin wit AB Fam? We’re diving into the kitchen for the Ultimate Green Bean Casserole. Trust me, this one’s a game-changer for your festive table.


  • 1 lb. Green Beans, washed and trimmed
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. Butter
  • 4 – 6 slices Bacon
  • 3/4 cup Chicken Stock or Broth
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 6 large Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Fresh chopped Parsley, for garnish (optional)


Cooking Adventure:

Picture this: fresh green beans, crisp bacon, and a creamy concoction that’ll make your taste buds tango. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and let’s embark on this flavor-filled journey.

Step-by-Step Magic:

Snap and peel those vibrant green beans.

Melt butter in a pan, adding garlic using my Garlic Press for that aromatic dance.

Introduce chicken stock, let it simmer, and bring in the heavy whipping cream for that perfect consistency.

Season with Italian seasoning, black pepper, and a pinch of kosher salt.

Snap those green beans into the mix, transferring it all to an oven-safe dish.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until perfection is achieved.

Bacon Ballet:

While your casserole is dancing in the oven, let’s talk bacon. Crisp it up to perfection – we want that bacon to be the star of this culinary show.

Grand Finale:

Once your Green Bean Casserole masterpiece emerges, top it with the crispy bacon and sprinkle a generous amount of freshly grated Parmesan. Want an encore? Garnish with fresh parsley for that final burst of holiday color.

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Green Bean Casserole 

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 9 mins Cook Time 40 mins Total Time 49 mins
Servings: 6



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  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Snap and peel the fresh green beans, ensuring they’re fresh and vibrant.

  3. In a pan, melt butter, add minced garlic, and let it become fragrant.

  4. Introduce chicken stock, bringing it to a gentle simmer.

  5. Pour in heavy whipping cream, letting it simmer for that perfect consistency.

  6. Season the mixture with Italian seasoning, black pepper, and a pinch of kosher salt.

  7. Snap the green beans into the mixture and transfer everything to an oven-safe dish.

  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the green beans are cooked to perfection.

  9. While baking, cook bacon until it reaches crispy goodness.

  10. Once the casserole is done, top it with crispy bacon and sprinkle fresh grated Parmesan over the top.

  11. Optional: Garnish with fresh chopped parsley for that extra burst of color.

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