Green Beans


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Green Beans

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In a sophisticated take on the traditional green bean casserole, tender fresh beans are coated with a mushroom-wine sauce that's sure to impress. A classic French-fried onion topper and crispy pancetta add crunch.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 10
2 lbs. fresh green beans, ends trimmed
1 (3-oz.) pkg pancetta
2 c. sliced mushrooms
½ red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 c. dry white wine
½ c. shallots, chopped
2 c. Hy-Vee whipping cream
¼ c. Hy-Vee Dijon mustard
2 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
2 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
1 (2.8-oz.) can French-fried onions

Things To Grab

  • Large saucepan
  • Slotted spoon
  • Large bowl
  • Ice
  • Colander
  • Large skillet
  • Paper towels
  • Large plate
  • 3-quart baking dish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook green beans, covered in lightly salted boiling water for 10 minutes or until tender. Transfer beans with a slotted spoon to a bowl filled with ice water. Cool 1 minute and drain. 

  3. Cook pancetta in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Reserving drippings in skillet, drain pancetta on a paper-towel-lined plate. Cook mushrooms and bell pepper in reserved drippings until softened. Remove from skillet; keep warm.

  4. Add wine and shallots to same skillet. Bring to boiling. Continue boiling for 4 to 5 minutes or until almost all the wine evaporates. Add cream and simmer until slightly reduced. Stir in mustard, basil, and dill. Add mushrooms and bell pepper.

  5. Place beans in a 3-quart baking dish. Spoon mushroom mixture in the center. Crumble pancetta and sprinkle over baking dish mixture. Top sauce with French-fried onions. Bake for 15 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition facts


320 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 24g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Sodium: 340mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 5g

Daily Values

Iron 6%
Calcium 6%
Vitamin D 6%
Potassium 4%

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