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Green Bean Casserole

It seems there is always a green bean casserole at the holiday table, most often using Campbell's cream of mushroom soup as the sauce. This is a slightly different variation, one which we prefer.

  • 3 cans green beans, drained (French or regular cut)
  • 1 can sliced mushrooms
  • 1 can water chestnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt dash of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can French-fried onions
  1. Melt butter in saucepan.
  2. Stir in flour and cook over medium heat about 1 minute.
  3. Add milk and cook until thickened, while whisking.
  4. Stir in salt, sugar, pepper, onions, and sour cream; heat through. 
  5. Add green beans, mushrooms and water chestnuts; stir to coat.
  6. Transfer to casserole dish. (Can be made the previous day and refrigerated at this point.)
  7. Spread cheese over top and sprinkle with french-fried onions.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly. 

If the casserole has been refrigerated, allow about 30 minutes more cooking time.


  1. Yummy, this is a favourite of ours as well.

  2. Judy, I bet we would love this one. . .as you say just a bit different. I think I have all the ingredients too . more running out to pick up a few things. . .I'm good to go.

  3. Judy..this one had never found it's way to our table, maybe it's because of the onions. It sure does look good though!

    1. substitute potato chips for the onions or some seasoned bread crumbs

  4. Yum! I love green bean casserole! I will have to give this sauce a try!

  5. i love this dish and the one i make is a smidge differant...instead of sour crean 1/2 c.mayo. and 1 pkg of chicken bouilion.
    i didn't make it today for our family christmas dinner, maybe next year. my nephews wife even commented on the fact that i didn't so i guess i better next time to make up for it...;-).

  6. Thank you for reminding me of this long lost recipe. So glad to have it here. I love vegetable dishes that you can do up ahead and then are ready to cook and serve without fuss. I remember Joyce R. telling us about the fact that it's those dried onions that make this dish!

  7. Sorry, french fried, not dried . . . but I think of them as dried french fried.

  8. I the only one who has never heard of a green bean casserole?! Well, that is too bad because I can see what I have been missing. As I more than LOVE green beans....I willingly add another recipe to my list to try. Thanks for the post Judy.


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