The Best Green Bean Casserole

This recipe is a long time family favorite. I can't imagine a holiday without Green Bean Casserole. Completely from scratch, no canned cream-of-anything needed here!



Our family is OBSESSED with this recipe. It makes an appearance at every holiday get together-- Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Sunday dinners, everything. We seriously love green bean casserole.

I didn't realize until I was an adult that this recipe is really unique among your typical green bean casseroles. Mainly because it contains absolutely no cream-of-anything condensed soup! There are no mushrooms, no mystery sauce, nothing weird. You'll need butter and flour for a traditional roux. Add to that sour cream, a few seasonings (including a little sugar, which I think is the key secret ingredient), the fried onions and cheese, and then green beans of course!

You'll never make green bean casserole any other way once you've tried our Grandma's recipe. I guarantee it!







yield: 9x13 dishprint recipe

The Best Green Bean Casserole

This recipe is a long time family favorite. I can't imagine a holiday without Green Bean Casserole. Completely from scratch, no canned cream-of-anything needed here!

prep time: 30 MINScook time: 30 MINStotal time: 60 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp chopped onions
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 cans green beans, well drained
  • 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup French's Fried Onion Rings

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Over medium heat in a large pot, melt the butter. Stir in the flour, salt, pepper, and sugar.
  2. Working quicking so the flour-butter mixture doesn't burn, mix in the chopped onions and then whisk in the sour cream. Remove from heat.
  3. Fold in the green beans, half of the fried onions, and half of the cheese.
  4. Spread the mixture in a greased casserole dish (9x13). Spread the remaining cheese and onions on top.
  5. Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes.
  6. Note: this can be made ahead of time and chilled until ready to bake. But be sure to let it sit at room temp for an hour or so before baking OR allow for additional bake time if you put it in the oven straight from the fridge.
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