Gorgonzola green bean casserole is a perfect Thanksgiving side dish – add pecans and panko bread crumbs for extra crunch!
Sometimes when I’m planning what I’m going to cook for the week, I get stuck on one ingredient. It could be because I have a taste for something. It could be because Mr. B. buys me 10 pounds of mushrooms… hello 3 mushroom recipes in a row.
This week, all I can think about is gorgonzola cheese.
If you don’t like blue cheese, then I recommend moving on. Here is my recipe index – look past the rigatoni gorgonzola and the pasta with pumpkin sauce (topped with a healthy dose of crumbled gorgonzola.) There are many non-blue cheese recipes on there. Come back tomorrow for some muffins. 🙂
If you do like blue cheese, then you are in luck.
Gorgonzola Green Bean Casserole
I have reinvented a popular Thanksgiving side dish: the green bean casserole. My edition takes away the crumbled onion topping and replaces it with panko breadcrumbs and pecans. The canned soup is replaced with a creamy gorgonzola sauce and it all is combined with fresh green beans.
I am in love. With this dish.
I have found myself running out to the grocery store over and over again to buy fresh green beans so I can make this again. And again. And again. I find myself wanting to eat this more than I want to eat macaroni and cheese which I know is weird but I’m okay with that. I hope you are too.
On a side note, is it always tough to find fresh green beans? The local store that we usually buy our groceries at has been completely out of them more than once. I’ve taken to going to the large, chain stores instead. While it is totally worth the extra trip, I will be making this soon with canned green beans. I think the flavor would be a little off but we will see.
I will let you know how it turns out.
If you are looking for more green bean casserole recipes this Thanksgiving, check out my 8 Great Green Bean Casseroles round-up here. And keep an eye out – I have more holiday recipes coming up soon!