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Swiss Cheese Green Bean Casserole

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"When I make this special-occasion veggie dish, I am ALWAYS asked for the recipe. Fresh steamed green beans provide a contrast to decadent melted Swiss cheese and crunchy topping. A family holiday favorite throughout my extended family. You can prepare ahead of time, leaving 4 to 5 minutes to steam the green beans and add other ingredients. Put into oven right before serving dinner (we usually put it in while carving the turkey)."
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55 m servings 343
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add green beans, cover, and steam until slightly tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir 2 tablespoons butter, flour, onion, sugar, and salt together in a saucepan over medium heat; gradually stir in sour cream. Cook and stir mixture until hot, thickened, and smooth, about 10 minutes. Add steamed green beans to the cream mixture. Pour green bean-cream mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish; sprinkle with Swiss cheese.
  4. Mix corn flakes and 2 tablespoons butter in a bowl until well coated; sprinkle over Swiss cheese layer.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is bubbling and topping is browned, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 343 calories; 25.9 18.4 11.8 67 472 Full nutrition

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I wanted to add a couple of things. This recipe was related to me over 20 years ago by a friend I met when we were both VERY pregnant with our first children in a childbirth class (Hi Nancy!). ...

My mother makes this recipe for holidays and my boyfriend and I just can't get enough of it

This is a wonderful recipe! I have been making for the holidays every year for about 30 years, my Aunt gave me this recipe, she got it from a friend in the late 40's, so it's been around a while...

I'll definitely make this again and again. I used crispy onions instead of corn flakes. They wasn't any left for leftovers.

We thought it was really good! I've been making this since I was in High School, (I'll soon be 70!) but the sour cream was a new addition. I love how the beans stay "meaty".

This is my families favorite. My father found this recipe in the road when he was alive and it’s been a family favorite ever since!

I made this, the 1st time, a few years ago, when searching for different type of green bean casserole. I was so over the fried onions, cream of mushroom stuff. Let me say, this recipe did not di...