A delicious way to serve green beans that everyone in your family will love.

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Green Bean Casserole

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  • Yield: 6 to 8 1x


  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans (can also use frozen)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Steam green beans until tender (if using frozen, place under running water until thawed. Drain well.)
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan and cook onion and parsley over medium heat until soft, around 5 minutes. Add salt, pepper, flour, lemon zest, sour cream and sherry and cook another 3 minutes. Stir in beans and pour into a casserole dish. Sprinkle top with grated cheese.
  4. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter and toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over top of grated cheese. Bake casserole until bubbly and hot and lightly browned on top, about 30 minutes.


Make ahead: Casserole can be assembled but not baked earlier in the day, covered and refrigerated. Bring to room temperature before cooking.


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Hi, I'm Lee.

I am inspired by my mother, Sally’s, love of cooking and entertaining to gather friends and family together over great meals and conversation. In fact, I held my first dinner party at the age of 16. Throughout the years, I’ve provided recipes, menu advice and cooking tips to friends seeking uncomplicated and delicious ideas for home entertaining.

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