Beer-Cheese Green Bean Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 14, 2023
Being from Wisconsin, where beer, cheese and snap beans abound, I thought I'd try a local spin on a beloved casserole. My mom deemed this even better than the traditional recipe. One point to America's dairyland! —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Beer-Cheese Green Bean Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup lager beer or chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 6 cups frozen cut green beans (about 24 ounces), thawed
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually whisk in milk and beer. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Stir in cheese, salt, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne and paprika until blended. Add green beans and onion; stir to combine.
  2. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter; stir into bread crumbs. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake, uncovered, until casserole is bubbly and top is golden brown, 30-35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 235 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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