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Green Bean Casserole in red baking dish with spoon.

Green Bean Casserole With Sour Cream

  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings


This easy Green Bean Casserole With Sour Cream is made entirely from scratch. A sour cream sauce, topped with cheddar and a delicious bread crumb topping makes this a satisfying side dish perfect for any meal.


1 lb. green beans, ends trimmed and cooked until just-tender

1 onion, chopped

1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

2 tbsp. butter

2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. lemon zest

1/2 tsp. salt

Fresh ground pepper to taste

1/2 cup milk

1 cup sour cream

1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs

1 tbsp. butter or margarine


  1.  Rinse green beans and trim ends. Steam or cook in a small amount of boiling water until tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt butter. Add in onions and chopped parsley and cook over medium heat until onions are softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Blend in flour, lemon zest, salt and pepper.
  4. Add milk and stir over medium-low heat constantly until mixture thickens.
  5. Add in sour cream and cooked green beans. Heat until mixture is bubbly, being careful not to boil.
  6. Add in sour cream and cooked green beans. Heat until mixture is bubbly, being careful not to boil.
  7. Preheat broiler. 
  8. Transfer mixture to 11x7-inch (1.5L) casserole dish.
  9. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.
  10. In a small glass dish melt butter in microwave for a few seconds, just until melted.
  11. Stir in bread crumbs. Sprinkle on top of cheddar cheese.
  12. Place in oven and broil on top rack about 5 inches away from heat for 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted and bread crumbs are browned.



  1. Make ahead instructions: Green Bean Casserole can be made one day in advance. Add the green bean mixture to the baking dish and store covered in the refrigerator, without adding the cheddar cheese and breadcrumbs. Next day, cook in 350°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes, then add shredded cheese and breadcrumbs and broil for 1-2 minutes under broiler.
  2. Storage instructions: Store green bean casserole, covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Oven Bakd
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 helping
  • Calories: 209
  • Sugar: 3.9 g
  • Sodium: 309.5 mg
  • Fat: 14.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.3 g
  • Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 8.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 38.2 mg

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