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This luxurious, flavorful, rich casserole is great for the holidays or as an occasional treat... unless you are following a low-carb diet - then it's a weekly must! A favorite with both sides of my family and always gone at potlucks, it is my go-to 'take a dish' that everyone requests!

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20 mins
45 mins
1 hr 5 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel until cool; crumble bacon into a bowl.

  • Melt butter in another skillet over medium heat. Add celery and bell pepper; cook until beginning to get soft, about 3 minutes. Add onion and cover the skillet. Cook over low heat until very soft, 5 to 10 minutes more.

  • Combine mayonnaise and cream in a large bowl. Add salt, black pepper, and garlic powder and stir to mix. Add crumbled bacon, green beans, and Cheddar cheese and toss to distribute sauce. Pour mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly around the edges, about 30 minutes. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil if the top begins to get too brown.

Cook's Notes:

I often double this recipe and bake it in a 9x13-inch pan. If there are any leftovers, they are always gone the next day!

Feel free to use bacon drippings instead of butter. Any color bell pepper will work.

Get creative with your cheese choices. I have used everything from basic Cheddar cheese to a pepper-jack and lots of mixes of whatever was in the fridge, all with fabulous results!

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; protein 11g; carbohydrates 6.8g; fat 26.3g; cholesterol 60.6mg; sodium 1015.9mg. Full Nutrition