If green bean casserole is a must-have in your family at Thanksgiving but you're, well, ready for a change, give this cheesy version a whirl.

EatingWell.com, October 2020


Recipe Summary

30 mins
50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket. Steam green beans until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl of ice water to cool. Drain the beans, place on a clean kitchen towel and pat dry.

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Melt butter in the pot over medium heat. Add flour; cook, whisking constantly, until starting to color, 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly. Cook, stirring often, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat and, a handful at a time, whisk in fontina and Parmesan until smooth. Stir in salt, mustard and pepper, then the green beans. Scrape into the prepared baking dish.

  • Sprinkle with onions and bake until bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes.


To make ahead: Prepare though Step 3 and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Let stand at room temperature while the oven preheats.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup
185 calories; fat 12g; cholesterol 24mg; sodium 343mg; carbohydrates 14g; dietary fiber 3g; protein 7g; sugars 5g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 6g; vitamin a iu 836IU.