Green Beans Supreme With Sour Cream

Green Beans Supreme With Sour Cream

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 27 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
185 Calories
12g Fat
13g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 185
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 405mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 288mg 22%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 232mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This green bean casserole is made with sour cream, cheese, and a variety of herbs and seasonings. A nice change from the classic green bean casserole made with cream of mushroom soup, this dish can be made with fresh or frozen green beans. 

If you make it the night before, wait to add the cheese and breadcrumbs before baking. The perfect side dish for a holiday dinner or a fall or winter weekend meal, this casserole is good served alongside mashed or sweet potatoes. 


  • 1 pound green beans (fresh)

  • 1 small onion (halved and thinly sliced)

  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley (fresh, or 1 teaspoon dried)

  • 3 tablespoons butter (divided)

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest (finely grated)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 dash ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • 1/2 cup mild cheddar (or American cheese, shredded)

  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Green Beans Supreme With Sour Cream ingredients

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  2. Cook fresh-cut beans until just crisp-tender. Or use frozen beans, cooked according to package directions; drain.

    Cook fresh-cut beans

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  3. Cook onion and parsley in 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat until onion is tender.

    Cook onion and parsley

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  4. Blend in flour, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.

    Blend the flour, lemon zest, salt, and pepper into the onion mixture

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  5. Add milk; cook until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly.

    add milk to the onion mixture

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  6. Stir hot mixture into sour cream and cooked beans; heat until sauce just begins to bubble.

    Stir hot mixture into sour cream and cooked beans

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  7. Spoon into a 1 to 1 1/2-quart casserole; sprinkle cheese over the top.

    Spoon into a casserole dish; sprinkle cheese over the top

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  8. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter and toss with breadcrumbs.

    Melt remaining butter and toss with breadcrumbs

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  9. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over the cheese.

    Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over the cheese in the casserole

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  10. Broil about 5 inches from broiler until cheese melts and crumbs brown, about 1 to 2 minutes.

    Green Beans Supreme With Sour Cream in the casserole dish

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  11. Serve and enjoy!

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.


  • This recipe can be prepared the night before, but leave the toppings of cheese and breadcrumbs off until you're ready to bake it.