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Culinary Tales/ Savory Vegetables

Caramelized Bacon & Green Bean Casserole

I’m making a classic, easy green bean casserole and adding one of my favorite ingredients! Bacon.. But, not just any bacon, Caramelized Bacon. In my opinion adding bacon to anything only makes it better. This savory Caramelized Bacon & Green Bean Casserole is very simple to make and the first side to go at any family dinner!

Caramelized Bacon

To make the caramelized bacon, take 3 Tbsp of Praline Pecans (basically glazed pecans – they can be found at most grocers) and crush them in the food processor. Next, pre heat your oven to 350 degrees. On a baking sheet spread your precooked bacon in a single layer. On top sprinkle the crushed praline pecans. Bake in the oven for just a few moments. Keeping a close eye so as not to burn them. Pull them out after about 3-5 minutes and allow them to cool. Chop bacon. Set aside.

Caramelized Bacon & Green Bean Casserole

This Casserole is really simple because it’s mainly all about assembling. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees again.

In a large casserole dish add two-three cans of cut green beans.

Next, add a can of cream of mushroom soup and one cup of milk. Mix around thoroughly until the beans are evenly coated.

Cover the top of the casserole with fried onions.

Place your casserole in the oven for about twenty minutes. Turn it once halfway through. Sprinkle your caramelized bacon all over the top. Return to oven for an additional five minutes.

When the top of the casserole is golden brown it’s ready to go.

Remove from the oven and let cool for a few moments before serving!

Caramelized Bacon & Green Bean Casserole

Print Recipe
Serves: 5-6 Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cans of cut green beans
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 medium can of fried onions (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 8 pieces of precooked bacon
  • 3 Tbsp Praline Pecans
  • 1 cup of Milk

Instructions

1

To make the caramelized bacon, take 3 Tbsp of Praline Pecans - crush them in the food processor.

2

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. On a baking sheet spread your precooked bacon in a single layer.

3

Sprinkle the crushed praline pecans over top. Bake in the oven for 3-5 min. Allow them to cool. Chop bacon. Set aside.

4

In a large casserole dish add two-three cans of cut green beans.

5

Add a can of cream of mushroom soup and one cup of milk.

6

Mix around thoroughly until the beans are evenly coated.

7

Cover the top of the casserole with fried onions.

8

Bake for about twenty minutes. Turning once halfway through.

9

Sprinkle caramelized bacon over the top. Return to oven for an additional five minutes.

10

When top of the casserole is golden brown it's ready. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few moments before serving!

This Casserole can be thrown together at the last minute and it’s perfect for any holiday or family gathering! Be sure to check out the recipe for my Drunken Chorizo & Sage Dressing, because they pair insanely well together.

Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies


These Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies are the perfect Holiday treat. Seriously ..the softest and the most delicious! Sugar & spice and everything nice!

This is actually my first time attempting Gingerbread it’s never been one of our Holiday Cookie staples. To be honest I think I’ve maybe had it once in my life. But, they are now a new family favorite! These literally came out with the perfect texture and the perfect combination of ginger, cinnamon, and sweet brown sugar!

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