Green Beans Supreme With Sour Cream

Green Beans
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  • 27 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings
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This green bean casserole is made with sour cream, cheese, and a variety of herbs and seasonings. Use fresh or frozen green beans.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound fresh green beans (cut French-style)
  • 1 small onion (halved and thinly sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest (finely grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mild cheddar or American cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup fine dry breadcrumbs

How to Make It

  1. Cook fresh cut beans until just crisp-tender, or use frozen beans, cooked according to package directions; drain.
  2. Cook onion and parsley (If you don't have fresh parsley, 1 teaspoon dried will do) in 2 tablespoons of butter until onion is tender. Blend in flour, lemon peel, salt, and pepper. Add milk; cook until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir hot mixture into sour cream and cooked beans; heat until sauce just begins to bubble.
  1. Spoon into a 1 to 1 1/2-quart casserole; sprinkle cheese over the top. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter; toss with breadcrumbs and sprinkle over cheese.
  2. Broil about five inches from broiler until cheese melts and crumbs brown, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 266
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Unsaturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 33 mg
Sodium 265 mg
Carbohydrates 29 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Protein 8 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)