A twist on Easter's green bean casserole


Green beans deluxe are made with sour cream.

Green beans deluxe are made with sour cream.
Photo by: tasteofhome.com



Jan Swoope



Many years ago, I quietly fell into the role of green bean casserole maker for our family's special occasion dinners. As such, I've searched out plenty of recipes to see how others appointed to this duty change things up from time to time. I guess I thought I'd seen pretty much everything, but here's a new one for me. This Green Beans Deluxe recipe from tasteofhome.com calls for sour cream and onion, even a pinch of nutmeg. I hope the regulars gathered 'round our Easter table Sunday are open to something a bit new, although I may encounter a revolt if fried onion rings aren't somewhere in close proximity, if not actually on top of the casserole. We tend to be creatures of habit.


If your Easter assignment is green bean casserole, you might enjoy making this version. Wherever you are Sunday, whoever you are with -- or not -- here's wishing everyone a meaningful and delicious day.







1 package (16 ounces) frozen French-style green beans


1 small onion, chopped


2 tablespoons butter


1 tablespoon all-purpose flour


3/4 cup sour cream


1/2 teaspoon salt


1/4 teaspoon pepper


Pinch ground nutmeg


1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese



  • Prepare green beans according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Reduce heat; stir in flour until blended. Add the sour cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg; heat through (do not boil).


  • Drain the beans; stir into sour cream mixture. Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.


    Nutrition facts: 1/2 cup: 143 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


    (Source: tasteofhome.com)



  • Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.


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