Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is the best green bean dish I have ever had! The mixture of onion, bell pepper, celery, tomatoes, and cheese blends so nicely with the green beans. I got the recipe from an friend's mother over 20 years ago and she got the recipe from her mother who had a local cooking show in the southwest Louisana/ southeast Texas area. You can taste the southern Creole influence in this dish. You won't be disappointed!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Fry bacon until crisp and set aside. Saute onion, celery, and bell pepper in bacon drippings until transparent.
  3. Transfer onion mixture to a medium sauce pan and add tomatoes, salt, pepper, and sugar. Cook, covered over low heat for 1 hour. (yes--1 hour!).
  4. Add cheese to sauce mixture and stir until melted.
  5. Place green beans in casserole dish, crumble bacon over beans, and pour sauce over top.
  6. Bake, uncovered for 1 hour.
Most Helpful

This was a great way to eat up the green beans in the freezer! I did add a bit of garlic..I like garlic. My DH sprinkled some hot pepper flakes on his serving and gave it a thumbs up. thanks.

Paka June 23, 2010

I took a chance and made this dish for the first time for a dinner party. The guests ranged from a little picky to more adventurous when it comes to food, but we all agreed that this was a winner. I really love the cheesy, creamy sauce with a kick, and the bacon adds a nice flavor. Definitely a great alternative to the standard green bean casserole with cream of mushroom that everyone brings to pitch-ins around here. Next time I need to bring a dish, I know what I'm making! Made for PAC Spring 2010.

ItalianMama April 18, 2010

This dish has a bold flavor. You need to have 2 or 3 bites to decide if it is what you will enjoy. It went well with our pork dinner.

Happy Cat October 06, 2008