Green bean casserole… some love it, others do not. I fall in the latter half of that group 😉
BUT several years ago, my mom made this creamy, delicious, swiss green bean casserole recipe one Thanksgiving, and it is the upgrade to the green bean casserole you all need!
And the best part is, it is SO easy and quick to make. A very simple yet delicious side to add to your Thanksgiving meal this week, or pin and save for later to make on Christmas!
Whether you’re staying home this season for the holidays, or traveling to be with family, I think you will love this recipe just as much as I do! My mom graciously said I could share it with all of you, so I jumped on the opportunity!
w h a t y o u n e e d . . .
4-6 cups green beans (can use fresh or frozen steamer bag- I used a frozen steamer bag I had on hand)
3 TBSP Butter
2 TBSP Flour (I used gluten free flour I had on hand- the Namaste brand from Costco, which is a 1:1 GF flour)
1 TSP Salt
2 TBSP Chopped Yellow Onion OR 2 tbsp minced onion if you don’t have fresh
2 C Sour Cream (I updated this amount after making it with my mom again over thanksgiving and it turns out much more creamy with the extra cup of sour cream I thought!)
1 1/2 C Shredded Swiss Cheese (Can use shredded or by a block and shred your own, I did this option, because my grocery store was out of shredded swiss cheese this week, go figure on Thanksgiving week!)
w h a t t o d o . . .
Preheat oven to 350.
Cook 4-6 cups of fresh or frozen green beans, drain excess water when finished.
While green beans are cooking, chop 1-2 TBSP yellow onion, set aside.
In a medium size pot on low heat, combine 2-3 TBSP butter, 2 TBSP flour, and 1 TSP salt. Stir together on low to make a paste.
Once paste has formed, remove from heat, then add your 1-2 TBSP chopped onion (can omit these and just sprinkle on minced onion to your cooked green beans too!) and 1 C sour cream. Stir together.
Once combined, add 1 1/2 C shredded swiss cheese and mix well.
In an 8×8 or 9×9 pan, add your green beans, then add add your swiss cheese mix and fold together evenly until your green beans and swiss cheese mix are combined.
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
Let stand for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy this delicious, creamy, cheesy green bean casserole that is a definite upgrade to the typical holiday green bean casserole.
Hoping you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, friends. In a year that has had many ups and downs, I am so thankful for the steadiness God’s word has brought me this year through reading His word, praying His word, thinking on His word, studying His word with my sisters in Christ and with our church congregation, and singing His word. The promises of God have been an anchor for my soul in all of the things that year 2020 has been.
May you find rest for your soul this week and always in who He is, His character, His promises, and His faithfulness to His people.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. -Colossians 3:16