Grandma's Green Bean Casserole
This recipe is much better than the standard mushroom soup and French fried onion version.
This recipe is much better than the standard mushroom soup and French fried onion version.
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 heat add sour cream. Spread over green beans and top with swiss cheese. Bake until cheese melts.Read More
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 you drive me crazy.
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 heat add sour cream. Spread over green beans and top with swiss cheese. Bake until cheese melts.
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 preparations.
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 broth instead of plain water. While they are steaming, I cook the onions in butter until transluscent, then add the flour, sugar, salt & pepper, cook 1 minute, then turn off heat. Then add sour cream and 1/2 the cheese in the saute pan. Pour this mixture over the beans in the casserole dish, add the other 1/2 cheese, then the crackers & butter. I could eat the whole thing myself, it's so delicious.
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 fat, use 1 cup, the taste will still be there. If you are a cheese lover, use 1 1/2 cups, that should be more than enough.
This recipe is a great alternative to the classic green been casserole with the fried onions. I first made this last year for a family dinner and it got rave reviews. I knew it was REALLY good when over the past year it was requested frequently. I wouldn't change a thing, just be sure you use the CANNED FRENCH STYLE green beans.
I keep forgetting to make these and oh yes...this is by far the best green bean casserole ever. My husband said it's way better than using cream of mushroom. I read other reviews before hand and this is what I gathered: sauteed the onions (I always use red onions) with the butter first until translucent, cut back on the salt by half, 1.5 T. of flour, half cup of cheese mixed with the green bean, spread 3/4-1 cup cheese then sprinkled a tad bit of the crushed cracker and finished off with French's fried onions (add some during baking and add more after).
No one in my family, myself included, liked this dish. I would not make it again.
This is a great recipe!! I added more onions, cheese and some garlic and onion powder into the mixture. Then I added more cheese on top.
FANTASTIC! I believe a good or creative cook never needs to use cream-of-anything soup to make a great dish! I am so happy this does not use cream of mushroom soup (or yucky canned onions - OOF)! I made three minor changes: I used seasoned bread crumbs on top instead of crackers, I put just enough cheese on top to cover the casserole, and I lightly cooked the onions before adding to the dish (just lightly because we like onions and the crunch they give!). I also doubled the recipe. It's great!!! I used canned green beans (would be wonderful with fresh also) and they were just fine even for a holiday dinner. This is a great recipe as is, but I do prefer the seasoned bread crumbs to crackers. Please don't alter any other ingredients! Try it first with ALL of the sour cream and sugar! If you love this type of casserole, then you won't be disappointed! If you normally like cream-of-whatever soups OR dislike green bean casseroles.....this probably WON'T be for you! We just love it - thank you!!!
This was planned for a Christmas party of 11 so I was shocked when I realized that this recipie made just enough to fill a 9 inch square glass dish. I ran back to the store for more stuff and the next dish I added cream of mushroom soup instead. Both turned out well, but the fisrt batch with sour cream was ALL GONE on the first pass. No leftovers. I could tell a difference in the flavor between the two. What's interesting is that my family has made GB casserole for years with cream of mush and they loved the sour cream mix better. Cooked on 325 for an hour. Nice crust on top.
For us, the flavor lacked something. It was just okay. Great consistency and looked good, but the overpowering flavor was sour cream. I will keep looking for a different green bean casserole for us.
this is the best green bean casserole ever...Very tasty....i make it every year....and someone asks for the recipe almost every year... I use french fried onions on top and mix 1 cup of cheese in the casserole and another cup on top under the fried onions..... i think it tastes better made the night before....
I quadupled this recipie for an office potluck. I was hoping to bring some home, and I was close to not getting my wish. Everyone loved it. I added french onions into the mix and put some on top as well for texture. Make SURE that you get french cut beans and not whole cut. There is a huge difference in how the casserole holds up by using the wrong bean.
In high school my friend who enjoyed cooking use to drone on about various casseroles and I had to ask him exactly what a "casserole" was. My Japanese mom just didn't make them. Five years ago at Thanksgiving time, my then BF's 11 yo. nephew went on and on ad inifinitum about "Green bean casserole." I told him I didn't know what it was so he insisted I try it at Turkey Day dinner. I didn't like it much. Later, my current BF mentioned how he wanted it so I found this recipe, and behold--This was great! I halved the flour and salt. Sauteed the onions before adding, and stirred in half the cheese and sprinkiled the remaining on top. I now like green bean casserole.
Made scaled down versions of this and 2 other green bean casserole recipes looking for an alternative to the one that uses cream of mushroom soup. My family (5 of us) all taste tested all 3 and this one won. The only things I did different was that I used frozen green beans (cooked and drained first), stirred some of the cheese into the beans, and stirred in some bacon bits I had cooked up for one of the other casseroles. I did get the request to add more bacon to it next time so that is definitely a good addition. The only other thing that I would do different is cut the salt a bit. Cheese is very salty plus I added the bacon which is also salty so mine was overly so. I like the thought from some of the other reviews of sauteing the onions first and adding a bit of pepper and garlic, too, so I may try that when I make it for Thanksgiving. Overall a good recipe though. Very flexible for altering to tastes.
I always make the green bean casserole from the back of the fried onion box and wanted to do something different. This was better by far, but next time I'll saute the onions first (they were kinda crunchy) and I did 2 cans french and 1 can cut green beans to change up the texture.
First off let me state that I am not a casserole maker.Secondly I would not want to be critical of anyone's grandma but, with this recipe it wasn't even considered.This dish has it all,moistness,crunchiness and flavor too.I made this the first time for half the family who were home and they all had seconds and said this one is a keeper.I made it the following week for everyone and made a few changes.Instead of canned green beans I steamed fresh green beans beforehand.The original substitutes the old standby of canned mushroom soup for a sour cream based sauce and I left that alone.Also the french fried onions were substituted for crackers. I had french fried onions on hand and used them as the topping for taste and presentation.I reduced the amount of cheese by half and it still was good.To keep the mushroom flavor I sauteed some fresh sliced button mushrooms in garlic butter. I used the drippings from this pan to lightly brush the crackers then sprinkled with fresh herbs diced small and added one tablespoon of Mrs Dash seasoning. This gave the dish a wonderful mushroom flavor and the crunchy seasoned crackers on the bottom kept the dish from being too wet.This is a great side dish whether you stick with the recipe or tweak it just a bit.
I've made this recipe twice and both times it was excellent. The two times that I've made it, I left out the flour, used less salt, added pepper and the first time I used garlic, like some other's have suggested. The first time I thought I had done something wrong because the sour cream seemed to curdle, but I realized the second time around, that I think the flour serves a purpose: to prevent the curdle effect and to hold the ingredients together. I used Jack cheese and topped with the crunchy French's onions like others have suggested, I think really no matter how you make it or what you add or change, it's still basically green beans and sourcream and it's so so good! Thank you to Amy Barry for the great recipe.
This is a great recipe. (Just don't use frozen green beans). My husband loved these and asked when I could make these again. (Thank goodness my brother in law found this recipe and suggested it.) Will make many more times. Thanks for the post.
This was a super easy green bean recipie that was easy to prepare and a big hit with everyone! I sauteed some small sliced portobellos and added them and minced garlic to the mix as well. Excellent addition!
My husband loved this! I could only give it 4 stars because I did modify. I read a ton of reviews before making it. I did cook the onions in the butter. I tried the casserole in 4 seperate crocks...2 with swiss cheese and 2 with cheddar, than one of each of those with the french fried onions and the other with the buttered crackers. My husband LOVED the ones with the onions mixes. So on Thanksgiving, the winning casserole will have cheddar and swiss cheeses and french fried onions! Thank you for a great recipe!
Love, love, love this version of green bean casserole! I have made it for the holidays for the last two years and we never have leftovers. Great!
I LOVED this recipe. I usually don't like green bean casserole, but I chose this to make for a food day at work. Everyone loved it. I took some suggestions of some other reviewers. I sauted the onion and a clove of garlic in the butter before adding the flour. I also added the cheddar cheese in with the green bean mixture instead of putting it on top. The cheddar cheese would get hard if you're not eating it right away. It turned out great! I think I will probably add another can of green beans next time though. If you add the cheddar cheese with the rest of the mixture, it could use some more green beans.
Awesooommmmeeee!!! Doubled the recipe... I sauteed the onions in the butter before adding anything, added 1 cup of cheese, 1/2 cup of fried onions and bacon to the green bean mixture. I also topped with fried onions and bacon over the cheese. I didnt use the cracker crumbs. I only got one serving... can't wait to make again.
Steam some fresh green beans, make sure to use French's Fried Onions, and dont be afraid to use cheese... this dish is phenomenal.
i will never go back to the canned soup recipe...
This was awesome! I changed a few things though because everyone loves the french's onions at my house I did add them to the top. I also mixed the crackers into the dish and added bacon crumbles to it. The consistency came out like a quiche. My mom hates green bean casserole but loved this one!
I made this last year for Thanksgiving and I have given the recipe to at least 12 people. I did saute the onions in a little bit of butter to soften the, and added about 1/2 tsp each of onion and garlic powder. Used the french fried onions instead of crackers. For sure a keeper!!
This was so good! I was trying out a couple of different versions of green bean casserole to decide which I wanted to fix for Thanksgiving. This will be the one! I didn't think it had too much of a sour cream flavor at all, I thought it was just right, a great compliment to the beans. The only thing I might change will be instead of crackers using buttered bread crumbs on top. I thought the crackers just tasted like..well, crackers. But in all it was great and the kids love it! Thanks!
Sorry, this was just a thigh enhancer. This went through three meals and most of it remains in the pan. Everyone said, hey I like this, but then no one ate it nor did anyone re-warm some for the snack plates, a total bust. For me, a waste of cheese.
I did this for a work potluck today following the recipe exactly as written except that I used a 2 qt dish instead of 2 1/2. It got rave reviews. Thanks ... I loved it and it's certainly a break from the old cream of mushroom and fried onion recipe.
3 and a half stars. This was just alright.. I liked the flavor the onions gave it, but i felt it was a bit dry. Otherwise the flavor was good, but i like things a little... saucey. I think it would be good if i combined components from this and the campbells recipe! :D
This casserole was awesome! The only modifications that I made were to lighten it up. My husband and I are on weight watchers so I needed to bring something to Thanksgiving dinner that wasn't going to completely kill our diets. This is what I changed: I used light butter, splenda, FF sour cream, fresh green beans,reduced fat round crackers, and the best part: light velveeta for the topping instead of the shredded cheddar cheese. (light or fat free shredded cheese will harden and not give a good cheesy topping) Everyone enjoyed this recipe-even the non dieters!
One word: YUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMM!!!! This was such a GREAT recipe and sooo easy too. The cheese on top with the crakers was perfect and the flavor of the onions and sour cream and green beans just melts in your mouth. I was doing a "trial run" on a few recipes that I plan to make for Thanksgiving and I will be making this one for sure!!! Thanks Grandma and Amy!!!
All the GK's at my house for weekend and all 3 begging for Gmas baked chuck roast, "smashed" potatoes and any green veggie. I found this recipe and not being able to tolerate the standard greenbean casserole under any conditions, decided to give this a whirl. One of the GK's asked if they could mop out the bowl with a dinner roll. All I can say is, next time, I WILL double the ingredients. This recipe said 10 servings, there were 5 of us and everyone went back for seconds. A perfect side dish I look forward to doing many times over! TY!
This by far has to be the worst Green Bean Casserole I have made or tasted. I would rather have the traditional. I would not recommend this at all..
I had to make a few changes to make this gluten free, and it came out fabulous. It is so much better than the dreaded cream o' mushroom soup goo version. I sauteed the onions first, and then eight chopped mushrooms, then added them to the sauce. I used two tablespoons of potato starch in place of the all purpose flour. I followed the directions, but used crumbled gluten free potato chips in place of the cracker crumbs. This is definitely a gluten free keeper.
I use the same amount of green beans, but I use fresh and steam them thoroughly thru, until a brilliant green and can be stabbed with a fork, then add them to the dish. Also, I carmelize my sweet onion (which I slice into strips rather than a chop), before adding them to the dish.
This recipe was THE best green bean casserole ever. Instead of using the crackers they suggested I used French's fried onions on top. It was fabulous. I also a small amount of bacon bits (for flavor) and cut up mushrooms to cook with the rest of the filling. The onions were a little crunchy, so next time I will saute the onions prior to adding the rest of the ingredients (I don't mind them being a little toothy, but my dad did not care for the crunch). It was the biggest hit of Christmas dinner this past year. :)
I used light sour cream and light cheese, and it turned out delicious. Also substituted canned french style beans with frozen.......worked great, and the beans didn't get too soggy.
I made several modifications to this recipe so I can't really say my rating applies, but it was excellent! We definitely liked it better than using canned cream of chicken/mushroom soup. I made the following changes: used 1lb blanched fresh green beans (could have used 1.5-2lb with the amount of sauce there was) added 1c chicken broth to the roux before adding the sour cream, used 2t onion powder instead of diced onion (I was in a hurry), and used the traditional French Fried Onions instead of Ritz crackers, mixing some in and using some for topping. Love the addition of the cheese!
Served this yesterday & my family, who do not like traditional green bean casseroles, finished the whole batch! Even my daughter who hates sour cream went back for seconds, which is surprising since it does have an almost overwhelming sour cream flavor to it. Next time I make it I will cup back on the sour cream a bit. I followed the directions given with the exception of sauteeing the onions. Will definitely be making this again.
Okay, I have a confession. I've been making this casserole for at least 4 years and I still haven't left a review. So, as I am compiling my grocery list to make this for TWO potlucks this week, I felt like it was time. This is my FAVORITE green bean casserole. I have never been a fan of cream of mushroom soup so this was always on the bottom of the list to make or eat during the holidays. Now, I make it ALL the time! After 4 years, I've tweaked the recipe just a bit to my liking but the base recipe is still delicious! I saute the onion for 3-5 minutes and toss in some fresh minced garlic for the last 30 seconds or so before I make the roux. I mix about 2/3 of the cheese in with the green beans mixture. After topping with the rest of the cheese and the cracker mixture, I add some crispy fried shallots. There are NEVER leftovers!
It was excellent, but next time I would probably mix half the cheese into the beans and sprinkle the remaining half on the top as directed. I also doubled the crackers that are sprinkled over the cheese.
I make this every year & it is soo good! I'm just wondering if it could be made the night before then cooked the next day. Has anyone done that before? Thank you
This will turn anyone who hates green bean casserole into a lover. The trick is to use fresh steamed green beans instead of canned. If you use canned it is really salty, too mushy and the sour cream is way too strong. But if you use fresh green beans everything is perfect. I also mixed the Ritz with the classic French fried onions because I like a really crispy top.
Call me crazy I read all the reviews and was SUPER excited to try it on thankgiving last year. It was a BIG dud. nobody liked it. Maybe I messed up some how. Either way I learn NEVER TRY A NEW RECIPES on a holliday :/
This is a great recipe! I am not a mushroom fan so I was trying to find the perfect green bean cassarole dish. Definitely saute the onions in the butter and mix the cheese in the casserole so it doesnt form a hard crust as it bakes. I am asked to bring this every Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing!
I actually made this dish twice…pre Turkey Day test. Family said it needed something. So second time around I used 2 bags of frozen French style green beans, additional seasoning - garlic salt and mixed 1 can of Durkee Fried onions with the cheddar cheese. Made the day before so it was ready to pop in the oven. Served 10 and was delish. Will definitely make this again.
this was the hit of turkey day. i made it for 28 people and came home with less than 1 cup. i sauteed the onions in butter though, and used a cup of milk, because it was a little dry . but if you ever need a dish to take this is a sure fire winner.
Never doing the soup version again! This one blows it away. I didn't change a thing, either.
I too was worried that I would miss the traditional mushroom soup and french fried onion version of green bean casserole (and was especially worried that those who were at the pitch-in I attended would miss it), but I have not one complaint! This was fabulous. I used minced onions instead of fresh, put half of the cheese in the casserole and half on top, and also made this in the morning and refrigerated it all day before adding the crackers and baking (used at least a cup of crushed crackers). Next time I will try adding canned mushrooms.... Yummy!
I was looking for a Green Bean Casserole recipe that didn't use cream of mushroom soup, since my husband hates that. Found this, and it is wonderful! I add bacon for a little something extra, but it's great as it is!!
If you are looking to mask the flavor of Vegetables this is your recipe! Not for those who enjoy vegetables.
I made a few changes based on others reviews and it was fantastic! I sautéed the onions in a tbs of butter until softened, used a little less sour cream, added garlic powder and pepper, and mixed in half the cheese with the green beans and the rest on top. Made it the day before without the topping, then when I was ready to bake topped it off then in the oven it went!
Loved it. I didn't want a canned soup version and I am CDN so we are not been casserole people for whatever reason. I wanted to try it though since I had eaten it once and loved it. I just wanted to cut out soe of the processed stuff. So this was perfect. I used light sour cream, light sharp cheddar...bread crumbs in place of buttery crackers. I did add bacon because you need your protein! haha. I also sauteed the onions first as others mentioned and added garlic because those 2 go hand in hand always....it was amazing. Yes I tweaked it but the base is there and it's the first time I ever made it. Definitely going to introduce this to the Thanksgiving line-up.
Sorry...tried this recipe twice now. Once I followed directions to a T and second time tried reviewers suggestions...both times none of us in my family cared for it. Dissappointed, as we are looking for an alternative to the soup recipe.
Better than any other green bean casserole ever! I could have eaten the whole entire thing without it ever touching the kitchen table!!!
I pretty much followed the recipe but used frozen green beans instead of canned. This was good and a popular choice at my dinner, but I felt it was a little bland and will have to think of something to perk it up before I serve it again.
After giving this recipe a bad rating, I decided to try it again with freshly steamed green beans and I ended up with a great vegetable side-dish! I cook the onions, add minced garlic, light sour cream and omit the butter in the topping.
The only thing I didn't like about it was the cheese being layered on top of the casserole instead of mixed in with the casserole; some bites were pure chesse because of it. Next time I'll mix it in, then top with crackers... I loved the grilled onions like most reviews said and added chopped ham. I didn't lower the amount of flour or salt but only cause I added another can of green beans. I'll be making it again.
I'm a Navy Wife living in Japan and teach American style cooking to three Japanese ladies and they loved this recipe. It was fast and easy. A nice change from the mushroom soup type casseroles. Thanks!
Am testing recipes to be used for Thanksgiving. First, I made this the day before (minus the topping), the next day added the topping, one side french fried onions, the other side crushed crackers mixed with melted butter. It was great made the day before (always important for Thanksgiving). My family liked the crushed cracker topping better, which surprised me. Crushed crackers it is!!! I did use frozen french cut green beans, and as reviewers suggested, I did saute the onion in the butter in the first step. I also added sliced button mushrooms and would continue to do that in the future. As with any recipe, you have to adjust to your families preferences. I serve 30 for Thanksgiving and this recipe will be on the table this year.
Followed this recipe except for substituting a shake of onion powder for the onion (don't like onion pieces in casseroles). This was pretty tasty! I had been wanting to try this for a while since my husband loves green beans but hates mushrooms so won't eat the traditional GBC. He liked this as well but thought it was a little too 'zesty' which could be because I used extra sharp white cheddar (all we had on hand). I also took the reviewers suggestion of mixing the cheese with the green bean sour cream mixture and am glad I did. I will probably make this again but next time will use a very mild cheddar, a little less sour cream, maybe 2/3 cup, and the traditional french fried onion topping. The cracker topping was great but I missed those crunchy onions :) Thanks for a great recipe for those who don't eat mushrooms!
I cooked fresh green beans for this recipe and substituted chopped scallions for the onion since that is what I had on hand. My whole family liked the dish, but we were split 50-50 on whether we preferred this recipe or the traditional green bean casserole. The verdict: will keep and use both recipes!
I detest mushrooms so i was excited to try this out. So, like others suggested, I took out half the flour and salt, kept sugar. Subbed salt for seasoning salt. Added black pepper and garlic powder. Just took the onions out (this time, next time I'll put them in 'cause I love me some onion). I steamed fresh green beans in my pressure cooker before mixing everything. Added all the sour cream because I added a bit of extra beans (no such thing as too much sour cream for some of us). Then added a little more than a cup of cheese to the mixture and therefore added a Lil less then half cheese on top (to equal the 2 cups). Finished it off with a homemade french onion recipe (just milk n flour basically) and wala! Delish! I'll give it a four because of all the editing.
this is the second year I make the green bean casserole using this recipe. Not a crumb left... I added some bacon prior to caramelizing onion.
This was soo good. I used fresh french green beans instead of canned. It was hard to get correct measurements for fresh green beans. I ended up buying too many (two bags of 32 oz, thinking I'd use one and half, but one and half was too many for the small amount of sour cream mixture it made). Next time I will double the mixture. I also added the dried crunchy onions to the top mixture.
I liked this recipie a lot more than the ones that use canned soup. I did add some cooked mushrooms in and I used french fried onions instead of cracker crumbs.
My sister-in-law was hosting Christmas dinner and I was told that I was to bring the green bean casserole. I know these are often a holiday tradition for many families but I had never even tasted one before! Ack! What to do? Ran to allrecipes.com, pulled up green bean casseroles, and sorted by rating. Never has failed me yet! I made the recipe with only one small alteration, using french fried onions instead of crackers at the suggestion of another reviewer and the result was delicious. So much so that my sister-in-law's family called me prior to Christmas each year to ask me for the recipe for "the green bean casserole that is better than my mom's." Allrecipes.com to the rescue again.
I made this last Thanksgiving and only added more cheese as I love cheese and can't help adding more than recipes require! Everyone loved it and so I will be making it again this year! Thank you for sharing it!
The best i've ever tasted!!!!
I used a jack cheese instead of cheddar and my family did not enjoy the taste.
this was wonderful! i did a dry run before thanksgiving and used the recipe scaler to downsize to use about one can of beans.... i followed what others had said and put half the cheese in the bean mixture and the rest on top. i was in a hurry and so i put my fresh onions that i had diced in just a very little amount of margarine/butter and put in the microwave for a couple minutes so they would not be crunchy... then i put the whole casserole minus the crumb mixture in the microwave for about 4 minutes to get it hot and bubbly and then popped it on the oven until the crumbs were browned.. this was great.. much better than the usual green bean casserole.... thanks to the creator...;-)
It was good but it calls for too much sour cream and I'm not so sure I care for the "sour" taste in my green bean casserole.
I love this recipe! When I make it, I omit the sugar and the crackers. I fry up three or four pieces of bacon and saute the onion in about a TBS of the bacon fat, a teaspoon of butter and the flour. I then add the green beans (I think fresh are better), the onions, sour cream, the crumbled up bacon, a cup of the cheese, and some of the French's fried onions that are usually traditional with this dish. Season to taste. This all goes into a casserole dish, and it is topped with the remainder of the cheese and sprinkled with some more French's fried onions. Even my husband, who HATES sour cream, loves this dish! A definite keeper!
Very good and very easy! I left out the onions for my onion-hating husband and added some mushrooms. Yum!
This is by far the BEST green bean casserole ever. Made it for my first Thanksgiving. I'll be making it again this year. I subbed the crackers for french fried onions.
This was absolutely delicious. I plan to make this at least once a month now. I couldn't get enough of it.
This green bean casserole was great! I have always loved green bean casserole, but not the cream of mushroom soup, so this was perfect. The only thing I changed up was I still used the french's onions in it and on top of it, I'm not too crazy about cracker toppings.
This recipe is wonderful. However, I do have a two suggestions: 1. Use fresh green beans 2. Use the fried onions instead of the crackers My husb
WOW!!! This is a great recipe! It is soooo good. My husband said it was the best green beans he had ever had.
My family loved this! The sour cream taste is a bit much, may scale it down a bit next time. I had left over bacon and added it to the top of mine and it gave it an interesting taste. Hubby loved that part! Definitely a recipe I will be making again.
I thought this was excellent. I didn't have an onion (or I would've sauteed it first to make sure it wasn't crunchy) but I did add a little onion powder, and also mixed in some crushed up french fried onions with the crumbled crackers. Everyone thought it was delicious! Even my husband, who doesn't like too many vegetables, or "casserole" type dishes, liked it. I will definitely make this again, thank you! Oh, I also mixed the cheese in with the beans as suggested by others. Very good!
Loved this recipe! Made this for our holiday dinner and everyone loved it. I did take the advice of the other reviewers and used fresh green beans, cooked the onions a bit to soften them, mixed half of the cheese in with the green beans and used french fried onions. Great flavor!
This doesn't hold a candle to the original GBC with French's onions. It has a weird salty sweet taste. I won't be making it again.
I followed the directions exactly, and it was quite good. I'd probably use a little less crackers on top next time, but that's just my personal taste.
This was yummmy. Like others I did half sour cream, half cream of mushroom. I also thought cumbled bacon would be a nice touch. All I had was turkey bacon though, which was still very good. I think some cracked pepper would be a good addition to this recipe as well. My boyfriend and his friends loved it.
add sliced almonds for some crunch!
I use 1 lb. of fresh green beans instead of the can. Delicious recipe, however I might add a little milk or something to make it creamier.
This recipe was fantastic -- I mixed the cheese in with the beans, and added 1 clove of garlic in with the crackers and butter -- YUMMY ! ! !
My better half loves Green Bean Casserole. I used this recipe and gave it a little variation of my own, and he flipped over it. Instead of using chopped onion, I thinly sliced the onion and baked it in the oven until crispy. I then topped the casserole with them. I also used the buttery round crackers and just loved them!
I followed this recipe exactly and it was awful. All we could taste was sour cream. Never again will I make this. No one ate it, I scraped it off every plate.
I was sure that I was going to try this when I saw how many good reviews it received. I made it exactly as described - just cut the cheese in half because I felt that it was way too much cheese (and we enjoy cheese). This dish was mediocre at best, and that's me being kind. I love green beans (however, not a big fan of canned green beans and that may have been the main cause to why I thought it was not good), but this came out much worse than I was expecting because of all the rave reviews. I will NOT be making this again. Disappointed.
This was not for us. I wanted something different than the plain old traditional green bean casserole so I made this for Christmas dinner. I made it exactly as posted. Out of 10 of us only one person said it was just ok, the rest didnt like the flavor. But give it a try, you may love it since so many others do. Never know what ya like until you try new things.
I cooked the onions in the butter before adding the flour to make the roux. I also added some black pepper to the bean mixture.
One word. AMAZING!
We used frozen green beans and this didn't turn out well. I think either frozen won't work or you have to let it thaw out first.