5 from 8 votes
Thanksgiving green bean casserole without the mandatory cream of mushroom soup.
Grown-up Green Bean Casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Are you tired of the mandatory cream of mushroom soup Green Bean Casserole? If so, you should try this Grown-up Green Bean Casserole. It’s easy to make and absolutely delicious! What’s even better is that this Grown-up Green Bean Casserole is a cinch to make, can be made ahead of time, and reheats beautifully.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 412 kcal
Author: Chula King
  • 4 cups (16 to 20 ounces) fresh green beans
  • 1/2 cup onions chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/4 cup Ritz Cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup French's crispy onions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Steam green beans for 12 minutes, or until crisp tender. Do not overcook.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions. sauté until tender, about 10 minutes, stirring often to prevent browning. Add flour; stir until well combined. Cook for one minute.
  4. Stir in the sour cream. 1 cup of shredded cheese, milk, salt, pepper, and sugar. Cook until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add green beans, and stir to coat.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Spread shredded cheese over the top. Sprinkle on Ritz cracker crumbs. Dot with remaining tablespoon of butter.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes in preheated oven, or until the top is golden and cheese is bubbly. Remove from oven; sprinkle on French's crispy onions. Return to oven for 5 more minutes.
  8. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutrition Facts
Grown-up Green Bean Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 629mg26%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1270IU25%
Vitamin C 10.2mg12%
Calcium 373mg37%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.