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Cheesy Green Bean Dish Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Cheesy Green Bean Dish

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"Green beans are baked in a rich sauce of mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese and milk, and topped with a seasoned bread crumb crust."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, saute onion until translucent. Stir in flour, milk, mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, sugar and salt; cook, stirring, until thickened.
  3. Place green beans in a 9x13 inch baking dish; pour cheese sauce over green beans.
  4. In a small bowl combine bread crumbs and egg. Spread over green beans.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 10, 2005

I really enjoyed this dish, however a bit more moisture is recommended for the bread crumb topping. I'm not sure if it was the elevation, but I had to used two eggs beaten in order for the bread crumbs to be moist enough not to fade into sawdust in the oven. I also substituted a cheddar and monterey jack mixture for the mozzarella as I like a little bite. I also sprinkled paprika and fresh ground black pepper on top of the cheese mixture, and grated fresh romano before applying the bread crumbs for a bit more spice.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 03, 2004

Maybe this is a great recipe if you use frozen green beans, but I think it's practically inedible! A friend of mine picked green beans from her garden so I wanted to find a good side dish recipe. The cheesy sauce is wonderful, but the beans are like leather, impossible to chew. I don't know if they got that way from being baked in the oven or if they were too ripe, not ripe enough, etc. At least the rest of it tastes good!


16 Ratings

Jan 15, 2004

I made this a while ago and I don't really remember it. It wasn't bad, but of course, it wasn't stellar. The top part was the best b/c of the crunchy, baked topping though.

Nov 09, 2003

Yummy and easy to make. I didn't have mozzarella, so I used parmesan and used soy mozzarella. Everyone at the potluck loved it and asked for the recipe.

Oct 18, 2002

We thought it was Great! My husband went back for seconds!

Dec 16, 2010

I will probably use only 1 cup of breadcrumbs the next time I make it.

Mar 24, 2008

I made this for a potluck and I increased the cheese to 1 1/2 cups as another review suggested. It was great while it was hot, but as it cooled the cheese solidifies (not so great). I will do again but only for home meals. Need to be served hot.

Feb 01, 2005

This wasn't spectacular, but it was an excellent change from plan old green beans. I've only made it once and wasn't displeased. I will definately try again and maybe season it up just a little more.


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  • Calories
  • 243 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 7.5 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 12.5 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 984 mg
  • 39%

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

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