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Cheesy Green Bean Casserole Recipe

When you think of typical green bean casseroles you tend to picture a generally boring dish with canned onions on top. My children normally won’t touch green beans but I gave this recipe a try last weekend to see if it was good enough to bring to Thanksgiving this year, and the kids loved it!

I was surprised how good this turned out. It comes out with a sweet yet savory flavor and was a great texture. Forget boring casseroles and give this EASY Cheesy Green Bean Casserole with Homemade French Onion Recipe a try. This is a perfect side for any at home meal along with holiday meals with families, potlucks, and dinner parties.

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole Recipe


For the onions:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 or 3 yellow onions, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar (stirred into the onions after they are caramelized)

For the white sauce:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • cayenne to taste
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the topping:

  • 2/3 cup panko or other style bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

For the rest:

  • 2 lbs green beans, trimmed, blanched
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 oz grated Gruyere cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

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