Home Sweet Home Magazine - November 2021

▶ ▶ ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste ▶ ▶ ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste ▶ ▶ Sliced sautéedmushrooms for garnish, optional ▶ ▶ Chopped parsley for garnish, optional Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large pot such as a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and shallot, cook for 1 minute, until they begin to soften. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 3 minutes, until tender and browned. Transfer all the contents of the pot to a bowl. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter to the pot. Once melted, sprinkle in the flour and whisk it quickly into a paste. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the stock a little at a time, whisking out the clumps between each addition.

Green Bean Casserole

Increase the heat back to medium-high and allow the soup to simmer well for 3 minutes. Add the mushroommixture back to the pot and continue to cook for 2 more minutes. The stock will thicken slightly to be somewhat creamy. Let cook for 3 to 4 minutes, then ladle into bowls. Garnish with mushrooms and parsley, if desired.

Green bean casserole is a beloved holiday side, and the traditional recipe is simple to make (it’s essentially canned green beans, packaged onions and condensed soup mixture). But the original dish has a lot of salt and preservatives. Luckily for green bean lovers everywhere, plenty of alternative recipes exist with healthier, fresher ingredients.

Broccoli Casserole

Old Ingredients: Canned beans, packaged onions, canned mushroom soup New Ingredients: Fresh green beans, homemade fried onions and a homemade mushroom soup recipe, courtesy of The Mushroom Council and used with permission.

Another popular green casserole, broccoli casserole can easily be a bit healthier and lower in fat when you use a healthier cheese or cheese alternative. In traditional broccoli casserole, the ingredients can include butter, full-fat cheeses, mayonnaise, canned soup and crushed butter crackers!

Homemade Mushroom Soup

▶ ▶ 3 tablespoons unsalted butter ▶ ▶ 2 garlic cloves, minced ▶ ▶ 1 shallot, finely chopped ▶ ▶ 4 ounces cremini mushrooms, chopped ▶ ▶ 4 ounces white button mushrooms, chopped ▶ ▶ 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour ▶ ▶ 3 cups chicken stock


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