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Crispy Prosciutto Green Bean Casserole

Crispy prosciutto green bean casserole is a Holiday side dish must make! The recipe gets a few simple upgrades with fresh green beans, crispy prosciutto pieces and creamy gruyere cheese to take this classic to a whole new level! 

Yellow casserole dish filled with green bean casserole and topped with prosciutto

A big thank you to Volpi Foods for sponsoring this post!

This crispy prosciutto green bean casserole has all of the classic ingredients: cream of mushroom soup, crispy fried onions, fresh green beans and some simple new ingredients that make this casserole a flavor power house! 

Green bean casserole is SUCH a classic at our house and every year my Dad always wonders how I’m going to top last year’s batch. In the past I’ve done fresh mushrooms, a homemade sauce and tons of other swaps, but after this years prosciutto addition I am officially converted…

I’m adding in creamy gruyere cheese and crispy pieces of Volpi prosciutto to deepen the umami flavor and add in extra rich and creaminess to every bite. 

 

Ingredients:

  • fresh green beans – fresh is the way to go, I’ll never touch a frozen bag or can of beans. 
  • can of cream of mushroom soup – a non negotiable. It’s a classic for a reason and canned cream of mushroom soup lives up to the timeless quality of this recipe. 
  • whole milk – whole milk makes the sauce rich and creamy 
  • gruyere cheese – deepens the rich flavor, adds extra creaminess to the sauce and gives the whole recipe a subtle nuttiness. 
  • crispy fried onions – crunchy, salty and umami rich crispy onions give a real boost in texture and flavor
  • Volpi Foods prosciutto – truly the star of the show on or off a charcuterie board. Celebrate flavors that bring you joy and make everyone gather around the table with @VolpiFoods Heritage Prosciutto. I love sprinkling some crisped prosciutto into my favorite holiday dishes to elevate the flavor.

Blanching green beans, mixing up the casserole, topping it with prosciutto

How to make Crispy Prosciutto Green Bean Casserole

  1. Crisp the prosciutto: Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange half of the prosciutto pieces on a baking sheet spread apart so they aren’t touching. Bake prosciutto for 5-7 minutes or until crispy. Keep a close eye on it so the prosciutto doesn’t burn. Remove from the oven and let cool. 
  2. Prepare the fresh beans: Turn oven temperature down to 350 F. Bring a large stock pot of water to a rolling boil. Cook green beans for 3-4 minutes and transfer into a large bowl filled with ice water. This will stop the cooking process of the beans. Once cooled, drain and transfer beans to a separate large bowl. 
  3. Prep the casserole: In a large bowl, stir together the soup, milk, black pepper, cheese, 1 cup of crispy fried onions, green beans and crumble half of the crispy prosciutto pieces. Transfer mixture to a large casserole dish. 
  4. Bake the casserole: Cover the foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil, top with remaining onions and other half of the prosciutto over the beans. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.

yellow casserole dish filled with green bean casserole topped with prosciutto

Cooking tips: 

This casserole can be prepped ahead of time! You can prep most of this casserole 1-2 days in advance. I prep up until step 3 (once the dish is made up in the casserole!) and tightly wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Continue with the remaining steps and baking time.

Use fresh green beans! I can’t tell you enough how much of a difference fresh beans makes. I find that using frozen and canned beans makes your casserole very mush and lack flavor. Be sure to trim and blanch your beans before making the casserole.

green bean casserole with a gold serving spoon and a side of prosciutto package

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yellow casserole dish with green bean casserole and a gold spoon

Crispy Prosciutto Green Bean Casserole

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Crispy prosciutto green bean casserole is a Holiday side dish must make! The recipe gets a few simple upgrades with fresh green beans, crispy prosciutto pieces and creamy gruyere cheese to take this classic to a whole new level! 


Ingredients

Scale

2.5 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed

2 – 10.5 oz cans cream of mushroom soup

1 tsp cracked black pepper

1 cup whole milk

1 cup shredded gruyere cheese

2 cups crispy fried onions

3 oz Volpi prosciutto, torn


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange half of the prosciutto pieces on a baking sheet spread apart so they aren’t touching. Bake prosciutto for 5-7 minutes or until crispy. Keep a close eye on it so the prosciutto doesn’t burn. Remove from the oven and let cool. 
  2. Turn oven temperature down to 350 F. Bring a large stock pot of water to a rolling boil. Cook green beans for 3-4 minutes and transfer into a large bowl filled with ice water. This will stop the cooking process of the beans. Once cooled, drain and transfer beans to a separate large bowl. 
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the soup, milk, black pepper, cheese, 1 cup of crispy fried onions, green beans and crumble half of the crispy prosciutto pieces. Transfer mixture to a large casserole dish. 
  4. Cover the foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil, top with remaining onions and other half of the prosciutto over the beans. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.

Keywords: green bean, thanksgiving, casserole

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  1. January 1, 2023 / 10:49 pm

    5 stars!!!! I love everthing crispy! And this is wonderful recipe! I will try for sure! Thank you!

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