Dishing Up the Dirt

Green Bean Casserole with Walnut Bacon Crumble

Whelp folks, it’s officially Thanksgiving week. And I’m sure, just like us, many of you have had to change your plans. This is the year to break tradition and just do what’s safe. We are skipping our usual Thanksgiving with family and friends which is hard and sad (we can all agree on that) but thankfully it’s only one year. We are making do and actually getting creative with our feast. This season we are doing a “tupperware” swap with family and while we can’t dine together we can still enjoy the same meal. And we’re actually forgoing some of the traditional Thanksgiving fare and folks are cooking side dishes from the Local Dirt cookbook. This year my household is in charge of the turkey and this green bean casserole. And my brother’s family is in charge of mac and cheese and buttermilk biscuits (again from the local dirt cookbook) and our neighbors are in charge of mashed potatoes, apple pie and cocktails. We are all doing a “contactless” swap at the farm where we will exchange food into tupperware and everyone will then head to their own homes. We’ll then hop on zoom for a Thanksgiving toast and voila! Not as great as eating together but good enough!

This recipe for green bean casserole is one of my favorite fall dishes in my new book. I love the spirit behind this traditional holiday dish, and I have to say that my version is quite possibly the best I’ve ever tasted. I use wild foraged mushrooms in the filling, and the crumble topping has the most unique, crunchy, sweet, salty, nutty flavor. If you’re afraid that local green beans won’t be readily available in your neck of the woods you can swap out the beans for brussels sprouts for a fun and different twist. Preparation is still the same with that swap!

I’m honored that my recipe is featured on Epicurious this week. Please head on over there for the recipe. Or if you already have the Local Dirt cookbook, find this recipe on page 96.

I hope wherever this post finds you that you and your families are staying healthy and safe this holiday season. Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm.

Green Bean Casserole With Bacon Walnut Crumble

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My recipe is featured on Epicurious. Tap the link in the blog post for the recipe

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5 thoughts on “Green Bean Casserole with Walnut Bacon Crumble

  1. Heddy says:

    I wil try it for sure

  2. Bobbi says:

    Peace and blessings to you and Yours as you celebrate Thanksgiving “with a twist”. Pepper won’t know what she is missing. I am grateful you are back to blogging.

  3. Danielle S Karakatsoulis says:

    This looks amazing!

  4. Marilyn says:

    I will give it a try

  5. Jennifer says:

    Hi! My family is loving all your recipe . & I have your books !
    Question on this recipe . Can I prep everything a day ahead & not bake it until the next day . Is that possible ?. Adding this to the thanksgiving menu đŸ™‚ ! Thanks

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