Green Bean Skillet: Upgrade Your Casserole
Green Bean Casserole is a staple at most holiday tables, but serving it hot often means sticking one-more-dish into an overbooked oven during prime cooking time.

Let the turkey, rolls and casseroles have dibs on your oven! We’ve turned classic Green Bean Casserole into a simple stove-top skillet with this easy recipe. Fresh green beans cooked in our oversized Good Cook 11″ Cast Iron Skillet with a creamy homemade mushroom sauce, then topped with crispy fried onions.

Upgrade Your Casserole with This Easy Green Bean Skillet

Simple and savory, this delish side is a great addition to Thanksgiving dinner. It’s also a great accompaniment to chicken, pork and beef dishes. Prep the green beans ahead of time, then toss in the skillet 15 minutes before it’s time to eat. In no time at all, you’ll be enjoying all the flavors of Green Bean Casserole with a simple, gourmet twist!

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Upgrade Your Casserole With This Easy Green Bean Skillet


Simple Green Bean Skillet with Creamy Wine Mushroom Sauce

White wine makes a lovely addition to this Green Bean Casserole which is made in a skillet on the stovetop, rather than baked in the oven. Fresh green beans work best in this dish. To speed up the cooking time, green beans can be sliced down the center of each bean. If preferred, sliced cremini or baby bella mushrooms can be swapped for the shitakes, as well.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 12 ounces shitake or sliced bella mushrooms
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 cup half-and- half
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup French fried onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or toasted sliced almonds
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a Good Cook cast iron skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, cook until edges are crispy and golden brown. Transfer to bowl and set aside. Add 2 tablespoons butter to skillet, melting over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add white wine and green beans, cook until the wine is reduced in half, about 3-4 minutes. Whisk together half-and-half and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Slowly add mixture to the skillet, whisking constantly. Turn heat to medium. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the green beans are tender. Stir in mushrooms. Salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with French fried onions and chopped pecans or toasted almonds just before serving.


  • Serving Size: 6
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