Cheesy Green Beans Recipe -
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Cheesy Green Beans

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"Cheese and bacon liven up plain green beans. This dish can be served immediately after preparing, but I often refrigerate it overnight to let the flavors blend together, then reheat it in a 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until heated through."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside. Reserve 1/4 cup of bacon drippings in the skillet.
  2. Place green beans and water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 6 minutes, or until tender but crisp; drain.
  3. Place mushrooms and onion into the skillet with the reserved bacon drippings. Cook and stir over medium-high heat for 10 minutes; drain. Reserving 2 tablespoons for topping, mix the crumbled bacon into the skillet. Stir in the green beans. Season with pepper, and transfer to a 2 quart baking dish.
  4. Melt the cheese sauce in the microwave, and pour over the green bean mixture. Sprinkle with reserved bacon, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 02, 2003

I made these for Thanksgiving this year. The only thing I changed is I used fresh green beans instead of frozen. Everyone loved them!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 02, 2002

I couldn't get into this recipe. The bacon taste seemed to dominate the entire dish, although that could be attributed to the type of bacon I used. But the cheese sauce was most disappointing - I expected the mixture to be coated in the creamy sauce, but instead all the cheese settled at the bottom of the serving dish. I happened to mention that the recipe was called "Cheesy Green Beans" and my husband said, "They had cheese in them?" Won't be trying this again.


12 Ratings

May 03, 2003

Served this Thanksgiving and everyone wanted recipe. Loved it.

Sep 21, 2005

I loved this recipe! This was cut in half (for 5 instead of 10), substituted a handful of dried mushrooms (on hand) for fresh, reduced the onion to 1/4 cup, and substituted 1/2 shredded colby/jack cheese (on hand). The flavors of the bacon & onion, and cheese with the green beans was awesome!

Nov 27, 2002

This is a good holiday dish. I used fresh green beans and they tasted great but took a long time to prepare.

Dec 02, 2003

Family really liked, but too many flavors for me.

Feb 03, 2008

Great!! The only change I made was using velveeta block cheese instead of jarred cheese. This dish was wonderful.


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  • Calories
  • 219 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 11 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 949 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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