Mean Green Bean Casserole Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main Ingredient


 Frozen green beans20 Ounce (2 Packages Of 10 Ounce Each)
 Butter1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Chopped onions1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Canned mushrooms8 Ounce, drained and sliced (1 Can)
 French fried onions8 Ounce (1 Can)
 Canned water chestnuts5 Ounce, drained and sliced (1 Can)
For sauce
 All purpose flour1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Milk1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
 Grated sharp cheddar cheese2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Soy sauce2 Teaspoon
 Tabasco1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 551 Calories from Fat 318

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g58.5%

Saturated Fat 18.5 g92.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 97.1 mg

Sodium 1045.7 mg43.6%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.2%

Dietary Fiber 6.9 g27.5%

Sugars 6.7 g

Protein 21 g42.1%

Vitamin A 20.5% Vitamin C 4.7%

Calcium 50% Iron 5.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


For the vegetable mix, melt the butter in a skillet and saute the onions, mushrooms, and water chestnuts for 5 minutes.
Set aside.
For the sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan.
Stir in the flour, salt and pepper, and cook slowly for 3 minutes.
Do not let the mixture brown.
Remove the pan from the heat and add the milk slowly, stirring to combine.
Return the pan to the heat and cook slowly, stirring until thickened.
Then add the cheese, reserving 1/4 cup, stirring constantly.
When the cheese melts, stir in the soy sauce and Tabasco.
Set aside.
In a buttered baking dish, spread half the vegetable mixture, then half the green beans, and then half the cheese sauce.
Repeat with the remaining ingredients in the same order.
Sprinkle the reserved cheese on top.
Place in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle the French fried onions on the top and bake for 10 more minutes.
Serve piping hot.