Skillet Green Bean Casserole for Two

Green bean casserole is usually built for a crowd, but not this one! It's perfectly portioned for a smaller Thanksgiving and done on the stovetop to free up oven space. Fresh breadcrumbs combined with caramelized onions deliver a savory alternative to the classic fried onions.

Skillet Green Bean Casserole for Two
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup fresh breadcrumbs

  • teaspoon salt plus 1/4 teaspoon, divided

  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

  • ½ cup chopped mushrooms

  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry

  • ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken or no-chicken broth

  • 1 small clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 cups frozen french-cut green beans

  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

  • 2 teaspoons flour


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small skillet, preferably cast-iron, over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Add breadcrumbs and 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring, until crispy, 2 to 5 minutes more. Stir in thyme and transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan.

  2. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring, until they've released their liquid, about 3 minutes. Add sherry and cook until mostly evaporated, about 1 minute. Add broth, garlic, pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; bring to a simmer.

  3. Increase heat to medium-high. Add green beans and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Whisk cream and flour together in a small bowl. Add to the green bean mixture and cook, stirring, until the sauce has thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve topped with the breadcrumb mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

329 Calories
20g Fat
32g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size about 1 cup
Calories 329
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Vitamin A 894IU 18%
Sodium 497mg 22%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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