This year, while searching for new ideas to serve at our Thanksgiving feast, I came across a friend's blog. Krista hosts Everyday Mom's Meals. She has been an avid follower of our social media pages, and we have been to hers as well. Thankfully so, we didn't miss this amazing recipe she introduced: Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Mushrooms! Me, being a lover of both mushrooms and green bean casserole, knew I had to make these for our holiday dinner. In fact, I doubled this recipe and doubled our traditional green bean casserole; and both were devoured!
2 lbs. white button mushrooms, stems removed
1 (14.5oz) can French style green beans, drained
3/4 c. Parmesan cheese, divided
2 garlic cloves, grated or minced
3 slices pre- cooked bacon, diced
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp Mr. Pete's Cajun Seasoning, substituted for 1/8 tsp black pepper
1 c. breadcrumbs
1/4 c. condensed cream of onion soup
1/4 c. water
1 c. French Fried onions, crushed
Preheat oven to 425. In a small skillet, saute bacon and garlic until heated through. Set aside.
In a food processor add green beans, 1/2 c. Parmesan, bacon mixture, nutmeg, pepper, water, and soup. Pulse until well combined and smooth.
Transfer to a bowl and fold in bread crumbs.
Place mushroom caps, stem side down, in a 9x13 pan (It will probably take 2 batches) Spray with cooking spray or brush tops of mushrooms with olive oil.
Place back in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and top each with fried onions, pressing down gently to adhere. (I didn't measure during this final step. I simply placed as much cheese and fried onions as I could fit!) Bake for 10 additional minutes or until tender and heated through.
Here's the results! A Heavenly Holiday Combination that will have your guests popping these beauties before your meal is even served! Yum!
Krista's Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Mushrooms were a HUGE success at our holiday gathering, and we're sure they would make for an excellent dish at yours as well. Visit her blog for more great recipes for any time of year!
Be sure to also stop by Mr. Pete's Online Store to get Mr. Pete's Cajun Seasoning to create just the right flavors for this or any dish! Get Hooked On It!!!