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Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

cheesy green bean casserole Side Dish
Cheesy Green Bean Casserole
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 8

With a creamy sauce, perfectly al dente green beans, crunchy French fried onions and more in the mix, even traditionalists will have to admit this green bean casserole with cheese is delish. It’s the perfect blend of old school and new school. Canned cream of mushroom soup and French fried onions ensure there’s that classic creamy-crunchy texture contrast. Using frozen green beans, in place of canned, and fresh red bell pepper ensures veggies turn out crisp-tender and not at all mushy. Soy sauce is not detectable as a standalone ingredient, and it’s not meant to be. Its role is to enhance the flavor of the entire dish with a spike of umami. And the cheese? That’s just there to make sure it all goes down easy! So, if you’ve been tiptoeing around the traditional version of this dish—making it not because you love it, but because someone else does—you might find this twist is the perfect compromise! MORE+ LESS-

Updated March 11, 2020

Ingredients

1
can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese blend (4 oz)
1
teaspoon soy sauce
1
bag (12 oz) frozen cut green beans, thawed, drained
1
small red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 1/2
cups Cheddar French-fried onions (from 6-oz can)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In 1 1/2-quart casserole, stir together soup, cheese blend and soy sauce. Stir in green beans, bell pepper and 1 cup of the onions.
  • 2
    Cover; bake about 30 minutes or until beans are tender and mixture is heated through. Stir; top with remaining 1/2 cup onions.
  • 3
    Bake uncovered about 5 minutes longer or until onions are brown and crisp.

Expert Tips

  • Instead of the red bell pepper, drain a small jar of diced pimientos and stir them into the bean mixture.
  • Love your green bean casserole? You should know we’ve got more than a couple ways to cook this classic. If you’re looking for a version with fresh green beans and a scratch sauce, the Ham and Cheese Green Bean Casserole is calling your name. Need a hands-off, oven-free version? Try Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole. Make it into a complete meal with Green Bean and Chicken Casserole or Pork Chop and Green Bean Casserole. We could go on and on, but we’ll leave it to you to try these recipes and to let us know what you think.
  • Making this dish for Thanksgiving? Let the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens help you figure out how to get everything baked, roasted, boiled and mashed in time for the feast. We’ve got a Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet that’ll get you through the 48 hours leading up to the holiday.
  • If you’re truly only making green bean casserole for other people, it’s time to find a side dish that you’ll love as much as others love this one. Find your new fave among our Thanksgiving side dish recipes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1/2 cup)
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
19%
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
480mg
20%
Potassium
160mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
3g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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