Makeover Fancy Bean Casserole Recipe
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Makeover Fancy Bean Casserole Recipe

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“My daughter gave me this wonderful recipe, and I’ve since shared it with many of my friends.” This lightened-up version retains all its crunchy, creamy goodness. Venola Sharpe, Campbellsville, KY
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 cups frozen French-style green beans, thawed
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cubed reduced-fat process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 5 teaspoons reduced-fat butter
  • 1/3 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 213 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 355mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine first seven ingredients. Transfer to an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. In a small skillet, melt butter. Add cracker crumbs and almonds; cook and stir until lightly browned. Sprinkle over top.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until heated through and topping is golden brown. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Originally published as Makeover Fancy Bean Casserole in Taste of Home October/November 2009, p40

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_nlfPA User ID: 1879224 241766
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2016

"I prepared this casserole for Christmas and it was absolutely delicious.

The only things different I did was to use regular and not low fat ingredients and also did not put in chestnuts because my family does not care for them.
I give this a thumbs up and definitely will make it again."

alycia.chuckrey User ID: 6839241 116450
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"I used the regular versions of everything, and it was a hit! So good!"

cuppy324 User ID: 5843421 169839
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"i made this recipe for Thanksgiving last year and it was such a great hit, i am making it again this year, everyone loved it!!!"

cuppy324 User ID: 5843421 103774
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"I made this recipe for Thanksgiving last year and it was such a great hit, i am making it again this year. everyone loved it!!!"

srfarrell68 User ID: 5037245 127616
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"This was a very good twist on the gold standard!"

DGMikeT User ID: 4699792 186905
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"This is GREAT"

Tricia33 User ID: 3386005 102049
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"Loved this recipe with a few changes. Don't care for chestnuts or onions much, so deleted those and used chile con queso instead of velveeta! Then deleted the crackers and almonds and crumbled Tomato/Basil Wheat Thins on top - just delicious!"

udyman User ID: 1438846 211282
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"This was a hit at our Thanksgiving this year! I will be making this one again for sure!"

crivitz2004 User ID: 4184547 185234
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it, even the Grandma's who love the traditional green bean casserole. They even asked me for the recipe! I will make this often."

DianaOrr User ID: 4115488 116449
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2009

"The first time I fixed this, my family ate it all. I will definitely fix it again."

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