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Not Your Mama’s Green Bean Casserole
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Nov 10, 2014      Comments:  4      Replies:  3     
3 14.5 ounce cans of cut green beans, drained or 5 1/2 cups frozen , if using frozen, thaw before making casserole, or 5 1/2 cups fresh cooked al dente
1/2 cup onion, diced fine
2 Tablespoons of flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce (secret ingredient that rocks this recipe)
1 teaspoon sugar
2 Tablespoons butter
1 cup of sour cream
2 cups of cheese
1 large container of French fried onions
I love green beans. They are my favorite vegetable. We all have eaten and tried “The Green Bean Casserole” with condensed soup, etc. a few years ago, I tried the casserole another way. Let me say, I will never prepare it the old fashioned way again. You might say What? Ewww! No way! But trust me, this recipe is a winner. Even my picky father LOVED it and he is hard to please.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a skillet on the stove. Add flour to pan to make a roux. Cook for one minute. Do not burn! Add onion, salt, soy sauce, sugar and sour cream. Stir to blend. Add green beans and toss in mixture to coat. Pour into a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Top with cheddar cheese. Distribute onions on top of cheese and bake for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. I usually check halfway through the cooking time to make sure the fried onions are not getting too brown, if they are, tent with foil.
***Tip: This dish can be made a day or two ahead and refrigerated without the onion topping on it. Take it out of the refrigerator 20 minutes before you need to bake it. Right before baking, add the French fried onions. This can be a big time saver when trying to prepare a holiday meal.
Adapted from Allrecipes.
Jessica      March 28, 2016 at 5:03 pm                       
Thank you. Can’t wait to try this. Always trying to get “back to” the most from scratch as possible.
Tampa Cake Girl      March 28, 2016 at 5:04 pm           
I think you will love this recipe. It’s so good. Let me know when you do please.
Jules B.      November 27, 2014 at 7:19 am                       
Before I was pregnant, green beans were the one vegetables I wouldn’t eat, but now I love them. I never liked the cream soup casserole, but this sounds delicious!
Tampa Cake Girl      November 27, 2014 at 12:16 pm           
I love this casserole. I think I could eat it several times a week! I am sure you will love it too.
April J Harris (@apriljharris)      November 16, 2014 at 3:14 am                       
This looks delicious, Cydnee! I like that you’ve made your Green Bean Casserole totally from scratch Thank you for sharing this much healthier version with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and tweeted
Tampa Cake Girl      November 16, 2014 at 9:57 am           
Thank you April. This is my favorite casserole of all time. However, green beans are my favorite vegetable.
Lorinda McKinnon - the Rowdy Baker      November 10, 2014 at 4:48 pm                       
Doesn’t this look good! I hate using canned soup, so this is a great alternative. Mmmmm.