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Published November 24, 2009, 08:07 AM

CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Deluxe Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is a standard — and a favorite — at many Thanksgiving Day dinners. Here’s a twist on the traditional dish.

Green bean casserole is a standard — and a favorite — at many Thanksgiving Day dinners. Here’s a twist on the traditional dish from Campbell’s Soup and French’s that’s sure to turn a few heads.

Deluxe Green Bean Casserole

1 10-ounce package fresh mushrooms, sliced

2 tablespoons butter

1 10¾-ounce can cream of mushroom soup

¾ cup half and half cream or milk

1 tablespoon white wine (optional)

6 cups cooked whole green beans

2 cups french-fried onions

Cook mushrooms in butter in skillet until golden.

Mix soup, cream, wine, mushrooms, beans and 1 cup french-fried onions in 2-quart baking dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot. Stir. Top with remaining onions. Bake 5 minutes.

Yield: Serves 8.

Tip: Use 1½ pounds fresh beans, cooked, or 3 8-ounce packages thawed frozen beans.

Grab more food tidbits at the Chef Jeff blog at

GrandForksHerald.com.

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