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Classic Green Bean Casserole Recipe: A Timeless Twist for Your Table

green bean casserole

Savor the comforting flavors of our Classic Green Bean Casserole recipe. In this homestyle dish, crisp green beans are bathed in a luscious blend of butter, flour, sour cream, onions, salt, and a touch of sugar. The green beans are lovingly coated with this flavorful mixture before finding their place in a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish.

A layer of melted Cheddar cheese adds richness to the ensemble, creating a savory balance. To crown it all, a delightful combination of cracker crumbs and melted butter provides a golden, crunchy topping. Baked to perfection in a preheated oven, the casserole emerges with a golden crown and bubbling cheese after approximately 30 minutes.

This Green Bean Casserole is a timeless favorite, perfect for any festive occasion. Its warm and inviting aroma will fill your kitchen, heralding the arrival of a dish that transcends generations. Whether served as a side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any family gathering, this classic recipe promises a taste of tradition and home-cooked goodness.

Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 35 min Total Time: 55 mins
Cooking Temp 175  °C
Servings 10
Calories 234
Best Season Winter

Dive into the heartwarming flavors of our Classic Green Bean Casserole recipe, a timeless dish that brings comfort to your holiday table. This homestyle casserole combines crisp green beans, creamy mushroom sauce, and crunchy fried onions to create a perfect symphony of textures and tastes. Whether served as a side dish or a main attraction, our recipe promises to be a crowd-pleaser, adding a nostalgic touch to your festive gatherings. Explore the joy of homemade goodness with this comforting Green Bean Casserole that transcends generations.

    Green beans
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 14.5 ounces French-style green beans, drained
  • Topping
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled buttery round crackers
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. Step 2

    Prepare the green beans by melting butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth and cook for 1 minute. Incorporate sour cream, onion, salt, and sugar, then add green beans, stirring to coat. Transfer the mixture to a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish.

  3. Step 3

    Evenly distribute Cheddar cheese over the green bean mixture. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and melted butter; then, sprinkle the mixture over the beans.

  4. Step 4

    Place the casserole in the preheated oven and bake until the topping is golden and the cheese is bubbly, typically around 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 234kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 414mg18%
Potassium 241mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 9g18%

Vitamin C 12 mg
Calcium 244 mg
Iron 1 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

  1. Preheating the Oven: Ensure the oven is preheated to 350°F (175°C) before beginning the recipe.

  2. Preparing Green Beans: Melt butter in a skillet and create a smooth mixture with flour, then add sour cream, onion, salt, and sugar. Coat the green beans with this flavorful mixture.

  3. Casserole Dish: Transfer the coated green bean mixture to a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish for even baking.

  4. Cheese Layer: Spread Cheddar cheese evenly over the green bean mixture, adding a rich and savory layer.

  5. Cracker Topping: Combine cracker crumbs with melted butter and sprinkle this mixture over the green beans, providing a crunchy texture.

  6. Baking Time: Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes or until the topping turns golden, and the cheese becomes bubbly.

  7. Monitoring Baking: Keep an eye on the casserole towards the end of the baking time to ensure it achieves the desired golden and bubbly texture.

  8. Customization: Feel free to customize the recipe by experimenting with different cheese varieties or adding herbs and spices for extra flavor.

  9. Serving: Allow the casserole to cool slightly before serving. It's a delicious side dish perfect for holiday feasts or family gatherings.

  10. Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven for a fresh taste.

Enjoy your homemade Green Bean Casserole!

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