Ultimate Green Bean Casserole

Recipe by Lalalauren
READY IN: 1hr 5mins


  • 3
    (9 ounce) packages frozen French style green beans
  • 3
    tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 1
    (10 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1
    (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1
    small onion, finely chopped (somewhere between a 1/4 to 1/3c, however much onion flavor you like)
  • 1
    tablespoon flour
  • 1
    (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 14
    teaspoon garlic salt (you can also use fresh garlic to taste and add to the onions)
  • 14
    teaspoon pepper
  • 1 12
    cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1
    (2 1/2 ounce) package slivered almonds


  • Cook green beans according to package directions; drain.
  • Melt margarine in a Dutch oven over medium to medium low heat; add onion and cook until translucent.
  • Add flour and stir to coat.
  • Add soup and cream cheese. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until cream cheese is melted, add Cheddar cheese and stir until mixture is smooth and everything is melted.
  • Remove from heat; stir in green beans, water chestnuts, garlic salt, and pepper.
  • Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 2 quart casserole.
  • Top with almonds; sprinkle with paprika.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375 deg. for 45 minutes.
  • *Remember when melting cheeses it is always better to do it low and slow then fast and hot! You want this smooth and creamy not curdled and lumpy!*.