Green bean casserole seems to be one of those dishes that you either had every single Thanksgiving (and maybe Christmas) or you never had it all. It also seems like people either love it or hate.
I always enjoyed it growing up but I think I mostly liked the topping. The year that I found out there was Cream of Mushroom soup in it, I pretty much refused to eat because I hated mushrooms with a type of passion that only a ten-year-old girl could have. ;)
I've definitely come to love mushrooms in the more recent years and I've also learned how to make this casserole without any Cream of Whatever soups. This recipe is creamy, savory, crispy, and full of fresh mushrooms and green beans. It also comes together quickly with a little help from store-bought fried onions. One of these years I'm going to fry my own shallots. This wasn't that year, though. ;)