Swiss Green Beans Recipe -
Swiss Green Beans Recipe
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Swiss Green Beans

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"This is a family favorite of green beans, cheese, sour cream, and cereal crumbs."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a 3 quart saucepan combine 2 tablespoons melted butter, flour, onion, sugar, salt, pepper, sour cream and 4 ounces of the cheese. Cook over low heat and stir constantly until thickened. Fold in green beans. Pour into a 2 quart casserole dish and sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.
  3. In a small bowl combine cereal crumbs and melted butter; sprinkle over beans.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 24, 2003

Delicious - my dinner guests last night loved it! But whoops - I used all 5 T. butter in the sauce and none in the topping. Didn't even realize it until just now :-) Other (purposeful) modifications included: fresh green beans partially cooked and shocked, just breadcrumbs on top of grated cheese, and only 1/2 t. sugar. Will definitely make again, and again, and again...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 14, 2010

I enjoyed this because it was a new and interesting way of making green beans, however, they seemed to be missing something. Not one of my favorites.

Apr 05, 2010

I rated this as I did because I make adjustments to the recipe. I can't remember when I didn't make this caserole. I make a few changes though. I make it in a 9 x 13 glass pan and I double the sour cream topping. I don't double beans though. Make sure you use french cut canned grean beans. Makes a WORLD of difference!!!

Dec 01, 2003

My mom has made this recipe every Tgiving since I was a kid and I made it this year at my own -- it's always a hit. I can't imagine it with canned beans. I would recommend frozen French cut green beans instead of canned and a little less butter. Very rich and very yummy!

Aug 19, 2005

The bean part was okay, but we liked the cereal topping most. 'Kind of the usual creamy base to green bean casserole. Oh, I used cheddar. Maybe it would rate higher with swiss.

Dec 08, 2011

I have to admit green beans are not my favorite vegetable, probably stems from my Mom burning the out of them each and every time she made them when I was a kid. Anyway, I had purchased a bag of frozen Italian green beans by mistake and went searching for a way to use them. This recipe made them seem very palatable! Since my husband is on a low carb kick, I made a few modifications for that eating preference: using flaxseed meal instead of flour, Truvia instead of sugar and crushed up pork rinds instead of cornflakes. He really liked it, I however am still on the fence about green beans. Thank you Christine for sharing this recipe and giving me a new way to prepare green beans!

Jul 24, 2003

I DEFINITELY recommend this recipie! It tastes so great! Our family used to make it all the time for christmas but instead of using cereal flakes we always just used crackers but otherwise it is the same good stuff!

Mar 12, 2009

This recipe has been in my family for years and I can't go to any holiday gathering without it or they won't let me in the door!


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  • Calories
  • 312 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 24.2 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 11.4 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 839 mg
  • 34%

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

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