TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen French-style green beans
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 181 calories, 13g fat (9g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 513mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Cook green beans according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, saute onion and parsley in butter until tender. Stir in the sour cream, lemon peel, salt and pepper. Drain beans; add sauce and gently stir until coated.
  2. Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil 6 in. from the heat until cheese is bubbly, about 5 minutes. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Saucy Green Beans in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p121

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