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Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole is the perfect holiday side dish or weeknight dinner side. If you are looking for the best green bean casserole that doesn’t use canned soups! 

  With the holidays on the horizon, I thought why not share this dish, as it is traditional on being a side dish to any holiday feast. Instant Pot or Slow cooker Green Bean Casserole recipe contains no cans, it is all homemade, and let me tell you the flavors it creates is outstanding. Instant Pot or Slow cooker Green Bean Casserole recipe has that creamy texture paired with green beans and topped with those fried onion bits, that just complete this decadent dish. 

Creamy Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole 

Creamy and full of flavor Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole perfect side dish for your holiday meal. The holidays are coming up quickly. I love to make the classic green bean casserole along with my Thanksgiving dinner.

This year of course you know I have this obsession with the Instant Pot so I had to try it out ahead of time. I can not believe how good this turned out and I did not use any canned soups. If you are looking for other great Holiday Recipes please join my group also check out my garlic and rosemary mashed potatoes, Instant Pot Honey Ham, and The Ultimate Instant Pot Pot Roast.

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

No Canned Soup Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

I would consider myself a foodie, I love to try new recipes, incorporate new ingredients, and see what happens. I chose not to use canned cream soups for this because I wanted a more wholesome flavor. Sometimes you can get that processed taste from canned soups, and I wanted this to be really light and fresh, and that is exactly what I got.  Also, I used frozen green beans for this recipe, and I found that they held their shape really well, instead of turning mushy like canned green beans tend to do. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of this dish!

Green bean casserole is a dish that pretty much all households serve up around the holidays. Did you know that over 30 million households in the country serve green bean casserole during the holidays? Whether it is homemade or made from a can, it is one popular dish. While we all might have some unique side dishes and salads, we all can agree green bean casserole is a must for the holidays. This Instant Pot or slow cooker green bean casserole is full of rich delicious flavors, that will leave your guest wanting more. Trust me on that!

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

How to Make Green Bean Casserole Without Canned Soup 

You can make green bean casserole without canned soup. This recipe uses broth and heavy cream to give you that rich flavor. Plus the other seasonings and ingredients will season your casserole in a fantastic way. Trust me, you will never want green bean casserole in any other way. 

Frozen Or Fresh Green Beans 

When you cook in the Instant Pot it is best to use frozen vegetables. If you were to use canned green beans you will run into the beans becoming way too mushy. So reach for frozen if you can. 

What If I Don’t Want To Use French’s Onions 

If you don’t want the traditional topping to a green bean casserole I have another option. Thinly slice red onions and pair with panko bread crumbs that you saute for a few minutes to crunch it up. Then mix in salt, pepper, and then parmesan cheese. Sprinkle this all over your green bean casserole.

Green Bean or Slow Cooker Casserole

How To Make Green Bean Casserole Vegetarian

Simply use a vegetable broth in replace of the chicken broth so that you are not using any meat product in the casserole. This recipe is incredible and either route you are welcome to a broth to fit needs. It won’t adjust the flavor by that much swapping out the broth. 

Variations to Green Bean Casserole 

  • Cheese | Add a sprinkle of cheese to add a fun cheesy aspect. Some love a cheesy casserole. You could do something like mozzarella or even cheddar. Both would be great options. 
  • Spice | This is a great way to add spice to your dish with a splash of hot sauce. You can mix the hot sauce in or sprinkle it on the cooked casserole. 
  • Topping | Of course, I gave you an option above to add a different topping if you didn’t want the classic French onions. 

What To Serve With Green Bean Casserole 

  • Turkey or Ham 
  • Mashed potatoes or cauliflower mash
  • Homemade Cranberry Sauce
  • Pull-Apart Garlic Rolls  
  • Other proteins like chicken, meatloaf, pork chops, etc for a weeknight meal. 
  • Fresh Crisp Green Salad
  • And More 

Green bean casserole is so versatile. Pair it with almost anything and enjoy the rich and incredibly savory flavors in every bite. 

 I would consider myself a foodie, I love to try new recipes, incorporate new ingredients and see what happens. I chose not to use canned cream soups for this because I wanted a more wholesome flavor. Sometimes you can get that processed taste from canned soups, and I wanted this to be really light and fresh, and that is exactly what I got.  Also, I used frozen green beans for this recipe, and I found that they held their shape really well, instead of turning mushy like canned green beans tend to do. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of this dish!

Green bean casserole is a dish that pretty much all households serve up around the holidays. Did you know that over 30 million households in the country serve green bean casserole during the holidays? Whether it is homemade or made from a can, it is one popular dish. While we all might have some unique side dishes and salads, we all can agree green bean casserole is a must for the holidays. This Instant Pot or slow cooker green bean casserole is full of rich delicious flavors, that will leave your guest wanting more. Trust me on that! 

Instant Pot or Slow cooker Green Bean Casserole

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

Instant Pot or Slow cooker Green Bean Casserole

Yield: 6
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole is the perfect holiday side dish or weeknight dinner side. If you are looking for the best green bean casserole that doesn't use canned soups!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 12 oz sliced mushroom
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 16 oz green beans I used Frozen
  • French's Onions for garnish on top 1/2 cup
  • Corn starch slurry 

Instructions

  1. Place your instant pot on saute
  2. add oil and add chopped onion cook for about 2-3 minutes until onions are soft.
  3. Add chicken broth, Green Beans, mushrooms, and last heavy cream.
  4. Place on manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
  5. Do a quick release
  6. Mix 2 tbsp corn starch with 2 tbsp water and add to the pot to thicken
  7. Top with French's Onions and serve. Warning this will go fast.

Notes

For Slowcooker: Directions are the same but cook on low for 4 hours.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 335Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 227mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g

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