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Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.

Now THIS is a side dish everyone can get behind!  Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo – because Chorizo makes everything taste better!  This recipe is savory, smokey, nutty, hearty, and oh-so-yummy!  

I grew up with the traditional mushroom-soup-in-a-can-based Green Bean Casserole and I love it!  However, my husband and his family?  Not so much!  So this year, I decided to come up with a new recipe that everyone will love!  It’s fresher than the casserole version, has more texture, and has more depth of flavor.

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Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.

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Sides can often be steamed broccoli in my house.  But special occasions, such as Thanksgiving, obvious need special sides.  Here are some of my other favorite side dishes!

Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.

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EQUIPMENT FOR THIS GREEN BEANS AND MUSHROOMS

You need a frying pan or skillet plus a casserole dish. I use my absolute favorite 12″ Ceramic Pan, which is great because food really does slide right off with minimal oil and I don’t have to worry about food sticking and burning.  Then I transfer to a large casserole dish that’s approximately 10×10, 12×12, 10×13 or similar.

You could also make this in the oven in a dutch oven starting on the stove and then transfer it to the oven.

PREP-AHEAD STEPS FOR YOUR GREEN BEANS AND MUSHROOMS

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details)

To get ahead on this recipe, you can prep these ingredients up to 4 days in advance!

Slice your mushrooms and slice the scallions.  If your Chorizo is precooked, you can also peel off the casing and break apart the sausage into bite-size pieces.  Store everything separately in the fridge until ready to cook.

Sliced mushrooms for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.

What kind of Chorizo to get?

You want to look for Spanish Chorizo that has lots of delicious and smokey-flavored paprika.  Of course, if you prefer another variety, you can get that instead.  You can also swap with Bacon!

I find that the precooked variety are the easiest Chorizo to find and they are typically in the deli section.  Sometimes you can find raw Chorizo sausage in the meat section.

COOK YOUR GREEN BEANS AND MUSHROOMS

To cook this recipe, you will start on the stove and then transfer everything to a casserole dish into the oven. 

You could also make this recipe in a dutch oven on the stove, then add the green beans, mix, and move it to the oven to bake.

Preheat frying pan to high heat and cook the chorizo for 4-minutes to start rendering out the fat. Add the sliced mushrooms, salt and pepper.  Then add the scallions and stir. Stir in the flour until everything is coated and the flour is all moistened.

Chorizo pieces in frying pan for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish. Chorizo, mushrooms, and scallions in frying pan for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.

Add 1 cup of the broth and stir until you have a very thick mixture. Then mix in the second cup of broth and the milk. Bring back up to a simmer stirring frequently as it thickens.

Adding broth to pan with chorizo, mushrooms, flour for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish. Thickened chorizo and mushroom sauce for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.

Pour over the green beans in the casserole pan.  Bake 400 F degrees for 20 minutes.

Chorizo and mushroom sauce being poured over green beans in casserole dish for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.

How far in advance can I make this?

You can cook these Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo up to 3 days in advance and reheat them before cooking.  To reheat, you can place the casserole dish in a 350 F degree oven covered for 20-25 minutes until heated through. 

Can this recipe be frozen?

You can freeze these after it’s cooked.  However, beware that the beans will likely get a bit mushy once they thaw and are reheated.  You will want to chill it in the fridge and then seal it in an airtight container in the freezer.  It can be stored in the freezer up to 4 months.  To reheat, you can thaw it and then place the casserole dish in a 350 F degree oven covered for 20-25 minutes until heated through. 

ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.
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Chorizo Green Bean Casserole

Now THIS is a side dish everyone can get behind!  Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo – because Chorizo makes everything taste better!  This recipe is creamy and savory. It's smokey from the chorizo. And it's nutty from the mushrooms. It's hearty, and oh-so-yummy!  It's my new version of a Thanksgiving green bean casserole and it's fresher, has more texture, and has more depth of flavor.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Spanish Chorizo
  • 24 oz Fresh Green Beans
  • 10 oz White Button Mushrooms
  • 3 Scallions
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup broth
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

Prep Ahead Steps

  1. Clean beans and snip ends

  2. Peel skin off cooked chorizo lniks and break up sausage into pan

  3. slice the scallions and the mushrooms

    Sliced mushrooms for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.

Cook

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.

  2. Preheat frying pan to high heat and cook the chorizo for 4-minutes to start rendering out the fat. Add the sliced mushrooms and 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Cook for 5 minutes. Add a teaspoon of olive oil if the pan is too dry. Next, add the scallions and stir.

    Chorizo, mushrooms, and scallions in frying pan for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.
  3. Stir in the flour until everything is coated and the flour is all moistened. Add 1 cup of the broth and stir until you have a very thick mixture. Then mix in the second cup of broth and the milk. Bring back up to a simmer stirring frequently as it thickens.

    Thickened chorizo and mushroom sauce for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.
  4. Pour over the green beans in the casserole pan and stir to combine. Bake in the oven uncovered for 20 minutes.

    Chorizo and mushroom sauce being poured over green beans in casserole dish for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.