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Jill Gernon’s Swiss Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole


  • 1 can French’s Fried Onions

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 lb swiss cheese, grated
  • 3 16 oz cans green beans, drained


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a casserole dish.

  2. Heat the butter and add your flour to make a roux. Once the flour is incorporated and thickening, turn to low heat and add sour cream.
  3. Then add the salt and sugar to complete the white sauce
  4. Layer green beans with Swiss cheese and two thirds of the fried onions in casserole dish, alternating layers.
  5. Pour white sauce over top. 
Bake 15 min or until bubbly.
  6. Bake 15 min or until bubbly.
  7. Sprinkle remaining fried onions and bake for another 5 min or until onions are golden.
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6- 10 servings

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