Grandma's Green Bean Casserole
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Grandma's Green Bean Casserole


"This recipe is much better than the standard mushroom soup and French fried onion version."


55 m servings 215 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 215 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 832 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth, and cook for one minute. Stir in the salt, sugar, onion, and sour cream. Add green beans, and stir to coat.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Spread shredded cheese over the top. In a small bowl, toss together cracker crumbs and remaining butter, and sprinkle over the cheese.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is golden and cheese is bubbly.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 2538 Ratings


I am not too big on veggies, but I CRAVE this dish!!! First, FRESH, steamed grean beans are key! I reduce the sour cream to 3/4c as others have suggested, reduce the salt to 1/2 tsp, add black...

I tried this recipe twice. The first time I made it as printed. The onions were crunchy and raw, it was salty, and the flour made it too thick. I tried it again, incorporating suggestions fro...

I LOVED this and so did my entire family. Just perfect, thank you! To a previous reviewer (Rose): Shame on you for leaving such a low rating after changing almost the entire recipe. Raters like...

Absolutely Amazing! I made this for Christmas exactly as the recipe is written, as I always try to do first, and then I made this again today, as a request by my husband for his regional meetin...

This was good, but I think my green bean casserole taste better. They are very close, but you need to saute onions in butter until soft add flour, salt sugar and dash of pepper. Remove from hea...

Had such HIGH HOPES for this recipe based on the sheer amount of reviews, but my family seriously disliked this dish..... Have to give it 1 star as I tended to agree with them after two preparat...

My family and I liked this recipe much better than the ones with cream of mushroom soup. The only suggestion I have is to mix the cheese in with the green beans, otherwise it makes a crust on t...

The recipe would be fine as is, but it's superb if you saute onions in butter first. When I make this recipe, I use fresh green beans from my farmer's market. I steam them first, using chicken b...

Excellent! Four stars because there is so much cheese. We love cheese as much as much as the next person; however, this is way to much. If you are a moderate cheesse person and concerned with f...