Holiday Green Bean Casserole Recipe
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Holiday Green Bean Casserole Recipe

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Try this green bean casserole this year and you'll never go back to the old stuff. — Laura Fall-Sutton, Buhl, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 8 cups cut fresh green beans (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 144 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1 lean meat 1 vegetable 1 fat


  1. Place beans in a Dutch oven and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, saute mushrooms in butter until tender. Stir in flour, onion and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in beans and cheese until blended.
  3. Transfer to an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray (dish will be full). Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over the top.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 12-16 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Holiday Green Beans in Healthy Cooking December/January 2009, p37

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Reviewed Sep. 15, 2015

"Yum.. I never cared for the greasy fried onions but GBC is always tradition..

Thank you for this great recipe.. I wonder if we are related :) Sutton my Fathers decedents came from England, and settled in N.Y. Food and History, what could be better?

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2014

"I HATE green bean casserole and LOVE this. Ten kids...and every single one of them is a fan.

Oh, and a suggestion to the lady with the sour cream problem - greek yogurt. This is a Thanksgiving staple at our house....3 years running"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"I got rave reviews from all on this dish. I did add some seasoning salt to the creamy mixture to boost the seasoning. I used a bag of fresh cut green beans. I also used the almonds and french fried onions for the topping. I even pre cooked the beans the day before and then assembled and baked the next day. A keeper!"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013


Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

"I read the reviews before I started cooking and made some adjustments based on them. I added salt to the beans while they were cooking but several people commented it needed more salt. I will add salt to the creamy mushroom mixture next time. I tripled the amount of dried onion and thought it could have used a little more. This recipe was more work than the traditional green bean casserole I've always made, but I liked this one better and besides the salt comments, it got good reviews by my family and in-laws this Thanksgiving."

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