Cheese and bacon liven up plain green beans. This dish can be served immediately after preparing, but I often refrigerate it overnight to let the flavors blend together, then reheat it in a 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until heated through.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside. Reserve 1/4 cup of bacon drippings in the skillet.

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  • Place green beans and water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 6 minutes, or until tender but crisp; drain.

  • Place mushrooms and onion into the skillet with the reserved bacon drippings. Cook and stir over medium-high heat for 10 minutes; drain. Reserving 2 tablespoons for topping, mix the crumbled bacon into the skillet. Stir in the green beans. Season with pepper, and transfer to a 2 quart baking dish.

  • Melt the cheese sauce in the microwave, and pour over the green bean mixture. Sprinkle with reserved bacon, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; protein 11g; carbohydrates 13.4g; fat 13.5g; cholesterol 43.7mg; sodium 948.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2003
I made these for Thanksgiving this year. The only thing I changed is I used fresh green beans instead of frozen. Everyone loved them! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/02/2002
I couldn't get into this recipe. The bacon taste seemed to dominate the entire dish although that could be attributed to the type of bacon I used. But the cheese sauce was most disappointing - I expected the mixture to be coated in the creamy sauce but instead all the cheese settled at the bottom of the serving dish. I happened to mention that the recipe was called "Cheesy Green Beans" and my husband said "They had cheese in them?" Won't be trying this again. Read More
(5)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2003
I made these for Thanksgiving this year. The only thing I changed is I used fresh green beans instead of frozen. Everyone loved them! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2003
Served this Thanksgiving and everyone wanted recipe. Loved it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
12/02/2002
I couldn't get into this recipe. The bacon taste seemed to dominate the entire dish although that could be attributed to the type of bacon I used. But the cheese sauce was most disappointing - I expected the mixture to be coated in the creamy sauce but instead all the cheese settled at the bottom of the serving dish. I happened to mention that the recipe was called "Cheesy Green Beans" and my husband said "They had cheese in them?" Won't be trying this again. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2005
I loved this recipe! This was cut in half (for 5 instead of 10) substituted a handful of dried mushrooms (on hand) for fresh reduced the onion to 1/4 cup and substituted 1/2 shredded colby/jack cheese (on hand). The flavors of the bacon & onion and cheese with the green beans was awesome! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2002
This is a good holiday dish. I used fresh green beans and they tasted great but took a long time to prepare. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
12/02/2003
Family really liked but too many flavors for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2008
Great!! The only change I made was using velveeta block cheese instead of jarred cheese. This dish was wonderful. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2015
I highly recommend using fresh green beans and a cheese sauce that's not processed. That being said this was OK. I'm not against processed cheese it's just that I don't care for the flavor of it. There are good cheese sauces on this site. So next time - and there will be a next time - I will use fresh green beans and a homemade cheese sauce. Read More
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