Aunt Lynn's Green Bean Casserole

"I tested this on my family last Thanksgiving. They have requested it this year too. I got the base recipe from another website but added and deleted some of the ingredients to my taste. I like it because it's a bit different from the traditional casserole."
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C).
  • Melt 2 T butter in large skillet over medium heat.
  • Stir in flour until smooth and cook for one minute.
  • Stir in salt, sugar, onion, water chestnuts, pecans, mushrooms and sour cream.
  • Add green beans and stir until coated.
  • Transfer mixture to a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.
  • Spread cheese over top.
  • In a small bowl toss taste toppers and butter and sprinkle over the cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and cheese is bubbly.

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  1. excellent..we were tiring of the tradional recipe....this was very good
  2. Lynn13, My gosh this is so good,I made it just as written except I left out the water chestnuts, (we just aren't wild about them) But this was really Good.I usually make the traditional Green bean casserole,which we all love,but I will definantly make this one again. Thanks so much, Darlene Summers
  3. Found out too late I didn't have enough fried onions - still the BEST greenie beanie casserole I've EVER had!
  4. This has been my "go to" green bean casserole recipe for about 4 years now. I grew up eating the Campbell's soup version, which I (used to) love, but my husband doesn't like mushrooms. One year I went so far as to run the mushroom soup through a blender hoping he wouldn't detect that there were still mushrooms in it. Then, a few years ago, tired of his complaining, I decided to try to seek out an alternative. I mostly follow this recipe with a few exceptions. I leave out the mushrooms, water chestnuts and pecans, and I replace the cheese with Swiss. I love this so much I have zero desire to return to the old recipe. I just asked my husband if he had any requests for Thanksgiving - "deviled eggs and lots of your cheesy green bean casserole" was his response! I think I'll double the recipe this year to make sure there's enough for me!
  5. Sorry we didn't really like it. It lacked the creaminess of the traditional green bean cassserole


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