From Scratch Holiday Green Bean Casserole and Mashed Butternut Squash
By :Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough
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We’re playing with fire! We set out to adapt a US holiday favorite. Maybe the casserole didn’t need our tinkering; but we dared the odds, skipped the canned cream of mushroom soup, and crafted an easy, homemade version of a creamy mushroom sauce for a rich, tasty side dish that we couldn’t stop eating at the photo shoot for this book! Admittedly, ours doesn’t have a crunchy topping, the part most people love. Check out the Beyond section for our ideas to solve this problem.
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Side Dishes
Diet Vegetarian
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes (per dish)
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
From‑Scratch Holiday Green Bean Casserole
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 12 oz white button mushrooms brushed clean
  • 1 lb frozen French-style cut green beans thawed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour dip and level— do not pack
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp rubbed or ground sage
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy or light cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk do not use low-fat or fat-free
  • 4 oz Monterey Jack cheese shredded (1 cup)
Mashed Butternut Squash
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 1/2 lbs butternut squash stemmed, peeled, seeded, and chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 tbsp stick butter cut into small bits (4 tbsp or 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 tsp table salt plus more as needed
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Side Dishes
Diet Vegetarian
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes (per dish)
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
From‑Scratch Holiday Green Bean Casserole
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 12 oz white button mushrooms brushed clean
  • 1 lb frozen French-style cut green beans thawed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour dip and level— do not pack
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp rubbed or ground sage
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy or light cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk do not use low-fat or fat-free
  • 4 oz Monterey Jack cheese shredded (1 cup)
Mashed Butternut Squash
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 1/2 lbs butternut squash stemmed, peeled, seeded, and chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 tbsp stick butter cut into small bits (4 tbsp or 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 tsp table salt plus more as needed
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
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Instructions
From‑Scratch Holiday Green Bean Casserole
  1. Pour the water into the insert set in a 5-, 6-, or 8-quart Instant Pot. Set a pressure-safe rack or trivet in the insert.
  2. Finely chop half of the mushrooms, then thinly slice the remainder. Transfer them to a large bowl and stir in the green beans, flour, salt, sage, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper until uniform. Stir in the cream and milk until well combined.
  3. Pour and pack this mixture into a 2 quart, 7-inch-round, high- sided, pressure-safe baking or soufflé dish. Do not cover. Set the dish on the rack and lock the lid on the pot.
  4. Set the Instant Pot for Pressure Cook or Manual and set the pressure to High. The valve must be closed. Set the time for 20 minutes with the Keep Warm setting off.
  5. When the pot has finished cooking, turn it off and let the pressure return to normal naturally, about 15 minutes. Unlatch the lid and open the cooker. Use hot pads or silicone baking mitts to transfer the (hot!) baking dish to a nearby wire rack. Stir in the cheese, then set aside for 5 minutes to let the cheese melt. Stir again before serving warm.
Mashed Butternut Squash
  1. Pour the water into the insert set in a 5-, 6-, or 8-quart Instant Pot. Set a pressure-safe rack or trivet in the insert.
  2. Put the squash, butter, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a 2 quart, 7-inch-round, high-sided, pressure-safe baking or soufflé dish. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and set it on the rack. Lock the lid on the cooker.
  3. Set the Instant Pot for Pressure Cook or Manual and set the pressure to High. The valve must be closed. Set the time for 45 minutes with the Keep Warm setting off.
  4. When the pot has finished cooking, turn it off and let the pressure return to normal naturally, about 15 minutes. Unlatch the lid and open the cooker. Use hot pads or silicone baking mitts to transfer the (hot!) baking dish to a nearby wire rack.
  5. Uncover the baking dish. Use a potato masher or a handheld electric mixer at medium-low speed to mash the butternut squash right in the dish. Check for salt to taste and serve warm.
Recipe Notes

Notes for Holiday Green Bean Casserole

• Top the casserole with canned fried onions, such as French’s, just before serving.
• Or skip the fried onions and crumble thick-cut potato chips on top.
• Or go over the top with thick-cut sour-cream-and-onion potato chips.

Other Pots
• For a 3-quart Instant Pot, you must halve almost all of the ingredient amounts except you must use
1 cup water in the insert and you must use a 1-quart, 6-inch-round, high-sided, pressure-safe baking or soufflé dish.
• For a 10-quart Instant Pot, you must increase the amount of water in the insert to 21/2 cups while otherwise completing the recipe as stated.

Notes for Mashed Butternut Squash
• For a richer dish, add up to 2 tablespoons heavy or light cream to the cooked squash before mashing it, taking care that the dish doesn’t get soupy. (Butternut squash will not thicken cream with natural starches the way potatoes will.)

Other Pots
• For a 3-quart Instant Pot, you must halve almost all of the ingredient amounts except you must use 1 cup water in the insert. You must also use a 1-quart, 6-inch-round, high- sided, round, pressure-safe baking or soufflé dish.
• For a 10-quart Instant Pot, you must increase the amount of water in the insert to 2 1/2 cups while otherwise completing the recipe as stated.

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