This recipe is a new version of green bean casserole. It uses fresh green beans that are topped with delicious caramelized onions, Parmesan cheese, and grape tomatoes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook green beans at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, 5 to 10 minutes; drain and transfer to a 9x13-inch dish.

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  • Cook and stir onions, vinegar, garlic, sugar, basil, and oregano in a skillet over medium heat until onions are softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking and stirring until onions are very tender and dark brown, 15 to 20 minutes more.

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

  • Spread onion mixture over green beans and top with Parmesan cheese. Arrange tomatoes, cut sides down, atop Parmesan cheese layer.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

97 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 19.5g 6% DV; fat 1.3g 2% DV; cholesterol 2.4mg 1% DV; sodium 70.3mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2012
I liked this alot! Very flavorful! I used a smaller pan for the green beans since a 13x9 was too big to get an even layer of green beans on the bottom. Also I used a little less onion than the recipe called for and I used fresh grated parmesan cheese. Next time I will use more parmesan cheese to completely cover the greenish/brownish color of the onions and green beans and maybe even mix some in with the green beans in addition to the top for extra flavor. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2012
I love caramelized onions and green beans so I had great hopes for this dish. I knew the balsamic vinegar would add sweetness and had thoughts of omitting the sugar. Instead, I used just 1/4 tsp sugar and it was way too sweet for us. Salt and pepper was added to the onions with the garlic tossed in at the end of caramelizing so it would not burn and be bitter. A quick broil to melt the cheese and roast the tomatoes would save cook time. Read More
(7)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2012
I liked this alot! Very flavorful! I used a smaller pan for the green beans since a 13x9 was too big to get an even layer of green beans on the bottom. Also I used a little less onion than the recipe called for and I used fresh grated parmesan cheese. Next time I will use more parmesan cheese to completely cover the greenish/brownish color of the onions and green beans and maybe even mix some in with the green beans in addition to the top for extra flavor. I will definitely make this again! Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2012
I love caramelized onions and green beans so I had great hopes for this dish. I knew the balsamic vinegar would add sweetness and had thoughts of omitting the sugar. Instead, I used just 1/4 tsp sugar and it was way too sweet for us. Salt and pepper was added to the onions with the garlic tossed in at the end of caramelizing so it would not burn and be bitter. A quick broil to melt the cheese and roast the tomatoes would save cook time. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2013
Was looking for a recipe to use up some cherry tomatoes and I found this one. This is moving to the top of my side dishes list. It's excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2013
This recipe is such a great alternative to the soupy creamy green bean casserole that most people have at Thanksgiving. I've made this several times since the summer and it's always a hit. I use a whole tomato and just thinly slice it and put it over the green beans and it's delicious. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2013
I think I must have overcooked this because it was kind of dry Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2019
First time we have tried green beans like this and we loved them. I did scale the recipe down to about 6 servings for just two of us then the leftovers were warmed on the grill and served with burgers for a lovely lunch outside Used pink himalayan salt for the boiling water and had no problem with bland green beans. Also had a very nice aged balsamic from a speciallty store so did not add the sugar. I prefer red onions and was liberal with the cheese. Great combination of flavors, easy to put together and with fresh tomatoes out of gardens this casserole will be over the top. Made and reviewed for the Alphabet Tag game. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2014
We loved the caramelized onion portion of this recipe although I did cook mine about twice as long but we found the beans bland. It needed something to tie the layers together Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2016
Really good. Cooked the onions in butter doubled the cheese and packed on the tomatoes. Yum Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
10/11/2018
Just okay. Nothing binds this dish's ingredients so I'm not sure why it's called a casserole. It's more like some green beans and some onions. Maybe one could add a lot more cheese and stir the ingredients? Also this was a lot of work for little or no reward. One plus: the onions are fabulous so I'm going to eat those at least. I'm also going to add some smoked ham to try to salvage the dish but I don't think I'll ever make it again. Update: It freezes well and the addition of ham made it very good. Again the onions are wonderful so I might consider making it again with ham or bacon. Read More