This is a family favorite of green beans, cheese, sour cream, and cereal crumbs.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • In a 3 quart saucepan combine 2 tablespoons melted butter, flour, onion, sugar, salt, pepper, sour cream and 4 ounces of the cheese. Cook over low heat and stir constantly until thickened. Fold in green beans. Pour into a 2 quart casserole dish and sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.

  • In a small bowl combine cereal crumbs and melted butter; sprinkle over beans.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

312 calories; protein 11.4g 23% DV; carbohydrates 13.1g 4% DV; fat 24.2g 37% DV; cholesterol 66.1mg 22% DV; sodium 839.3mg 34% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
Delicious - my dinner guests last night loved it! But whoops - I used all 5 T. butter in the sauce and none in the topping. Didn't even realize it until just now:-) Other (purposeful) modifications included: fresh green beans partially cooked and shocked just breadcrumbs on top of grated cheese and only 1/2 t. sugar. Will definitely make again and again and again... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2010
I enjoyed this because it was a new and interesting way of making green beans however they seemed to be missing something. Not one of my favorites. Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
Delicious - my dinner guests last night loved it! But whoops - I used all 5 T. butter in the sauce and none in the topping. Didn't even realize it until just now:-) Other (purposeful) modifications included: fresh green beans partially cooked and shocked just breadcrumbs on top of grated cheese and only 1/2 t. sugar. Will definitely make again and again and again... Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2003
My mom has made this recipe every Tgiving since I was a kid and I made it this year at my own -- it's always a hit. I can't imagine it with canned beans. I would recommend frozen French cut green beans instead of canned and a little less butter. Very rich and very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2010
I rated this as I did because I make adjustments to the recipe. I can't remember when I didn't make this caserole. I make a few changes though. I make it in a 9 x 13 glass pan and I double the sour cream topping. I don't double beans though. Make sure you use french cut canned grean beans. Makes a WORLD of difference!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2010
I enjoyed this because it was a new and interesting way of making green beans however they seemed to be missing something. Not one of my favorites. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2007
I made this last Thanksgiving and forgot to rate it until now. I left out the salt, thinking it wouldn't need it with the butter and cheese, but it needed it! First bite was very bland, but when I added salt to my serving it made a huge difference. Nice change from the usual green bean casserole -- will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/19/2005
The bean part was okay but we liked the cereal topping most. 'Kind of the usual creamy base to green bean casserole. Oh I used cheddar. Maybe it would rate higher with swiss. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2011
I have to admit green beans are not my favorite vegetable probably stems from my Mom burning the out of them each and every time she made them when I was a kid. Anyway I had purchased a bag of frozen Italian green beans by mistake and went searching for a way to use them. This recipe made them seem very palatable! Since my husband is on a low carb kick I made a few modifications for that eating preference: using flaxseed meal instead of flour Truvia instead of sugar and crushed up pork rinds instead of cornflakes. He really liked it I however am still on the fence about green beans. Thank you Christine for sharing this recipe and giving me a new way to prepare green beans! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2003
I DEFINITELY recommend this recipie! It tastes so great! Our family used to make it all the time for christmas but instead of using cereal flakes we always just used crackers but otherwise it is the same good stuff! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2012
Absolute hit always!! I have been making this dish for years. You must use Swiss cheese..no exceptions on this. We like French cut or Italian beans better. I also add (to taste) some wasabi powder or horseradish to the sour cream mixture. My hubby is not a big veggie eater, but will eat a huge bowl of this. Be creative with the toppings. I usually use whatever box of flavored crackers we have in the pantry. Read More
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