|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 16g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 9g||45%|
|Total Carbohydrate 12g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||10%|
|Total Sugars 6g|
|Vitamin C 8mg||38%|
|*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.|
The green bean casserole has long been a favorite comfort food and it is an essential Thanksgiving side dish. The original recipe was introduced in the mid-1950s by the Campbell Soup Company, and the original recipe card can be found in the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio.
This is a delicious green bean casserole, perfect for a holiday feast or Sunday family dinner. The homemade cheddar cheese sauce with sour cream and mushrooms is an excellent replacement for the canned condensed soup and it is as creamy and delicious as the classic Campbell's recipe. If you prefer the soup version, take a look at this classic holiday green bean casserole.
4 cups cooked green beans
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups milk
6 to 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 cup soft breadcrumbs tossed with 2 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter, optional
Parmesan cheese, optional
1 to 1 1/2 cups store-bought French fried onions, optional
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add mushrooms and onion; saute, stirring, until mushrooms are browned and onions are tender.
Stir in flour, salt, and pepper, stirring until flour is mixed into the fat. Gradually stir in the milk. Continue cooking, stirring, until slightly thickened.
Add the cheddar cheese, sour cream, and drained green beans to the thickened sauce and then spoon into the prepared baking dish.
If desired, sprinkle with a few tablespoons of shredded or grated Parmesan cheese.
Sprinkle the buttered breadcrumbs over the top of the casserole or top with French fried onions, if using.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until bubbly and browned.
If you like, top the casserole with more buttered breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese or use the traditional French fried onions.
Serve and enjoy!
- Use about 1 1/2 pounds of fresh or frozen green beans or about three 15-ounce cans, drained.
- Add 1 small can (drained) of sliced water chestnuts to the casserole for some extra crunch.
- Add a few tablespoons of crumbled bacon to the sauce mixture or sprinkle it over the top of the casserole before adding the bread crumbs or fried onions.