Crispy Green Beans with Mushroom Dipping Sauce

Want to make the ULTIMATE holiday appetizer? Crispy Green Beans with a Creamy Dipping Gravy is what you need. These green bean casserole bites are ready in less than an hour and perfect for sharing!

crunchy green bean caesar bites on a white plate

‘Tis the season for all kinds of celebrations and gatherings!

And I don’t know about y’all, but I’m always lookin’ for some quick, delicious dishes to share with my friends.

So if you’re one of those people? And you’re hosting and/or attending a Friendsgiving celebration? Have I got the recipe for you!

Why I love this recipe:

These Crispy Green Beans are a twist on classic green bean casserole and could easily be called “green bean casserole bites.”

We’re using some of the same ingredients that the classic calls for, including canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup and chicken stock.

This green bean appetizer is ready in less than an hour and an awesome finger food for sharing!

More holiday appetizer recipes: Sage Pumpkin Hummus | Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Cranberry Chutney | Caprese Skewers | Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Tartlets | Apple Chutney Bruschetta

Need some holiday inspiration? Head over to my Thanksgiving Recipe Index for more ideas!

crunchy green bean caesar bites with sauce

What you need to make this recipe:

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Let’s talk ingredients!

In addition to the tools above, you’re going to need some ingredients to make this recipe, too! Chances are, you might already have some of them in your fridge or pantry. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full measurements and instructions.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Canned green beans—I’ve found these make this crispy green bean recipe easier because we don’t have to do anything to the beans before coating them! I think this would be more complicated with fresh green beans.
  • Eggs—these serve as a binder and help the topping stick to the green beans. There is no substitute.
  • Milk—this goes in with the eggs. You can use whatever you have in your fridge.
  • Panko bread crumbs—while you could use another breadcrumb, I love panko because they are so crunchy when they bake up!
  • Parmesan—get the kind you can grate yourself, not the shelf-stable bottle. This adds a nice cheesy, salty flavor to the crispy green beans.
  • Black pepper—this is our seasoning for the breading!
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup—grab your favorite can! This is the base for our mushroom dipping sauce.
  • Chicken broth—this is the second required ingredient for the dipping sauce. It helps thin it out. If you’re looking to make this green bean appetizer a vegetarian one, swap it with veggie broth.
crunchy green bean caesar bites

How to make Crispy Green Beans

The most arduous part of this recipe is the prep. It’s also a little messy. You may use forks and spoons to help with the egg wash, as well as use a spider strainer to remove the beans from the breading.

These are essentially baked green bean fries.

Preheat the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.

Drain the green beans in a colander. Set aside.

Crack the eggs into a large bowl. Break the yolks with a fork, and pour in the milk.

Measure the panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese into another large bowl. Season with black pepper and stir. Set aside.

Drop a handful of the green beans into the egg wash. Coat, then transfer to the breading.

Toss the green beans in the breading, using gentle hands.

Transfer the green beans back to the egg wash for a second wash.

Transfer back to the breading mixture, tossing gently to bread them well.

Place on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. We want to give them space to crisp up.

Work in batches until all the green beans have been breaded and placed on the sheet pan.

Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the breading has browned and crisped up.

Serve hot with the mushroom gravy!

Make the Mushroom Gravy

While the crispy green beans bake, pour the Cream of Mushroom Soup and the chicken broth into a saucepan over medium-high heat.

Cook until the mixture bubbles, whisking occasionally.

Serve hot with the beans!

dipping green bean in sauce

Quick tips and tricks to the best green bean appetizer:

  • Serve it hot. This is best enjoyed warm, so cook it right before you plan to serve it!
  • How to store: If you have leftovers, store in an airtight food storage container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat in the oven to crisp up the exterior. Store the dipping sauce separately in the fridge.

Now who’s salivating over these Crunchy Green Bean Casserole Bites and their Mushroom Gravy?

crunchy green bean caesar bites
Yield: 10 servings

Crispy Green Beans with Creamy Dipping Gravy

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Want to make the ULTIMATE holiday appetizer? Crispy Green Beans with a Creamy Dipping Gravy is what you need. These green bean casserole bites are ready in less than an hour and perfect for sharing!

Ingredients

Crunchy Green Beans

  • 28 oz. canned green beans
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper, freshly ground

Mushroom Gravy

  • 10.5 oz. Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Instructions

Prepare the Crispy Green Beans

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. Drain the can of green beans in a colander. (They do not need to be rinsed.) Set aside.
  3. Crack the eggs into a large bowl with high sides. Break the yolks with a fork, and stir in the milk. Set aside.
  4. In another large bowl, measure out the panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Season with the black pepper and stir. Set aside.
  5. Take a handful of the green beans and place them in the egg wash. Coat, then transfer them to the breading.
  6. When coated, carefully transfer them back into the egg wash. Coat the green beans again, then transfer to the breading mixture.
  7. When the green beans have been dipped and breaded twice, place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Work in batches, coating the green beans in the egg wash before they go into the breading. Do this twice with each batch, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  9. When all the green beans have been breaded, transfer the baking sheet into the preheated oven.
  10. Bake the green beans for 20 minutes, or until the breading begins to brown and crisp up.
  11. Remove the green beans from the oven, and store in a warm place until ready to serve. (They’re best served hot, so while the Crispy Green Beans bake, make the gravy!)

Make the Mushroom Gravy

  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, pour in the Cream of Mushroom Soup and the Chicken broth.
  2. Whisk occasionally while heating, cooking until the mixture is bubbling and combined.
  3. Serve immediately with the warm Crispy Green Beans!

Notes

How to store: If you have leftovers, store in an airtight food storage container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat in the oven to crisp up the exterior. Store the dipping sauce separately in the fridge.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 766mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 11g

Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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11 Comments

  1. Wow! What an amazing idea. I could totally see these being served as an appetizer when family rolls into town, or even as a tasty treat while the rest of Turkey Day dinner is being prepared. I love fried green beans, so I’m pretty sure these green bean casserole bites will be making an appearance in our house during the holidays! #client

    1. Thanks so much, David! This appetizer would be PERFECT in the scenarios you described. 🙂 And since you’re a fellow fried green bean lover, I think you and yours will enjoy these bites!

  2. I always struggle deciding which side dishes to make – now I can make them all! My family would love this app!

  3. This looks so delicious! And yes – I do have a girls’ night in coming up and this looks perfect!

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