Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 10 mins

My dad came up with this in his bachelor days using a basic white sauce recipe. I love it because it is so easy,quick, and pantry friendly. To make more simply use 2 cans and 2 tbsp of cornstarch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. open can and leave lid on.
  2. drain juice from can into a small sauce pan.
  3. add cornstarch and stir.
  4. add cheese.
  5. now turn on heat to boiling stir constantly.
  6. when thick and bubbly add green beans.
  7. add lemon,salt,and pepper.


Most Helpful

I used mild, shredded cheddar, and thought it was fabulous, a bigger cheese punch than Velveeta. I was short on lemon juice, but you can tell, biting into a forkful, how much the other half of the lemon juice will be next time. Great idea! Tell your dad I sent it to one of my boys.. :)

Pamela Joyce Ochsner February 05, 2010

Really good, this was a nice change to plain old canned green beans. I didn't have any cheese except Smoked Gouda so I made it using that. YUM! I think this is the kind of recipe that would adapt well using a large variety of cheeses

Treenickel February 09, 2006

This recipe was great and quick. A wonderful side dish. Even my kids liked it. I suggest using french cut green beans, they hold the sauce better.

Alfretta March 08, 2002

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