Sides: Green Bean Casserole and Mashed Sweet Potatoes
$9.95 per serving
Prep & Cook Time:40-50 min.
Cook Within:7 days
Spice Level:Not Spicy
A note about serious food allergies
Thanksgiving is a time for gathering and togetherness, but it also can be a time of maximum stress if you're the one responsible for providing all that gathering and togetherness with grub. We at Home Chef are dedicated to making the party host's life a bit easier with these delicious and easy sides: First up, a reworked classic, a green bean casserole topped with salty sweet crispy onions. This pairs perfectly with decadent sweet potato mash that melts in your mouth with sweet goodness. Stress-free holidays? Nah, but even a little peace of mind, and a whole lot of yummy in the tummy, goes a long way.
Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1" dice. Place on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Spread into a single layer and roast until tender, 20-24 minutes. Keep warm
While potatoes cook, trim ends off green beans. Cut into 2" pieces.
Cut mushrooms into thin slices.
Coarsely chop pepitas.
Cook the Green Beans and Mushrooms
Heat 3 Tbsp. water in a large non-stick pan over medium heat.
Once steam begins to appear, add green beans and cook until bright green and tender, 4-6 minutes.
Transfer beans to one prepared casserole dish. For best results use an 8" dish.
Wipe pan clean and place over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil, mushrooms, and a pinch of salt and pepper to hot pan. Cook until browned and tender, 5-7 minutes.
Assemble the Casserole
Add cream to pan with mushrooms. Bring to a simmer and cook until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 4-6 minutes.
Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Pour cream-mushroom mixture over green beans.
Assemble the Sweet Potato Mash
Transfer sweet potatoes to second prepared casserole dish. For best results use an 8" dish.
Mash until smooth. Mix in cinnamon sugar and a pinch of salt and pepper.
In a mixing bowl, make streusel by combining rolled oats, pepitas, brown sugar, and butter.
Finish the Dish
Top mashed sweet potatoes with streusel. Sprinkle crispy onions over green beans. Roast both until golden brown, 3-5 minutes.
Serve from casserole dishes. Bon appétit!