Next to turkey, green bean casserole is the dish most associated with Thanksgiving. In this version, rather than using mushrooms for the sauce, we combine cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, chives, and parsley for a creamy sauce that’s reminiscent of Boursin cheese. The beans are mixed in, put in a baking dish, and topped with panko and slivered almonds for a twist on the classic fried onions.
What to buy: Panko is coarse Japanese-style breadcrumbs. It’s available in the international section of most supermarkets.
Watch the CHOW Test Kitchen’s Amy Wisniewski make this easy green bean casserole in an episode of our Easiest Way video series.