Mustard Beans


This is really a bean casserole. The mustard gives the cheese sauce a little bite. This recipe is a family favorite made at every holiday or Sunday dinner.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
12 servings


  • ¾ cup butter

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard

  • ½ pound processed American cheese, cubed

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 (14.5 ounce) cans yellow wax beans, drained

  • 1 cup bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, and stir in flour to form a thick paste. Gradually blend in milk, stirring constantly, and bring to a low boil for approximately 1 minute. Reduce heat, and stir in mustard, processed American cheese, salt and pepper. Continue stirring until cheese is melted.

  3. Place 1/2 the beans in a medium baking dish. Layer with 1/2 the processed cheese mixture and remaining beans. Top with remaining processed cheese mixture.

  4. Melt remaining butter in a small saucepan, and mix in bread crumbs. Top the bean and processed cheese layers with the bread crumb mixture.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, until lightly brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

261 Calories
19g Fat
15g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 261
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 912mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 196mg 15%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 119mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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