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Makeover Fancy Bean Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.


6 servings

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, Kentucky


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition 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.

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  • _nlfPA
    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
    Oct 12, 2012

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

  • cuppy324
    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
    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
    Apr 19, 2010

    This was a very good twist on the gold standard!

  • DGMikeT
    Jan 5, 2010

    This is GREAT

  • Tricia33
    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
    Dec 7, 2009

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

  • crivitz2004
    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
    Nov 29, 2009

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