One of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes is a green bean casserole. I think it’s partially because it’s one of those dishes that we only eat at Thanksgiving, so every bite really tastes like the holiday. Last year I gave the classic version of the recipe a new twist with a French onion soup style green bean casserole, complete with melty cheese on top! This year, while brainstorming my Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving short cuts series, I decided to give my green bean casserole an appetizer makeover and bake the chopped up green beans with some condensed mushroom soup inside frozen puff pastry bites (side note: Trader Joe’s Frozen Puff Pastry is some of the best, it’s made with real butter so it gets that homemade flaky crust that’s hard to achieve with many store-bought brands!). After the warm, bubbly, green bean and mushroom-flavored pastry bites come out of the oven they get topped with the best part of the dish — the crunchy fried onions. Irresistible! Get the full recipe below for your Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving holiday celebrations.
- 1 Sheet of Trader Joe's Frozen Puff Pastry
- 1½ Fresh Green Beans
- ½ Cup Trader Joe's Portabella Mushroom Soup
- Trader Joe's Crispy Fried Onions
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Thaw a sheet of Trader Joe's Frozen Puff Pastry and cut into 2x2" squares. Press into a mini muffin tin until you have 12-16 spaces filled with pastry.
- Roughly chop green beans into ½ pieces and transfer to a bowl. Pour the Trader Joe's Portabella Mushroom Soup over the green beans and mix with a spoon until they're well coated.
- Scoop about a tablespoon of the green mixture into each pastry dough lined muffin tin, repeat until all are filled.
- Bake the green bean bites in the oven for 20 minutes, until the puff pastry is golden brown.
- Remove from oven and top each green bean casserole bite with sprinkle of the Trader Joe's Crispy Fried Onions. Serve warm.
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