Green Bean Casserole with Bacon Recipe

Green Bean Casserole with bacon

Here’s the BENSA-approved recipe for “Better Green Bean Casserole?” Why is it better, you ask? Because it’s made with fresh green beans, a creamy sauce, cheddar cheese and a generous portion of crispy, crunchy bacon. Try it and see, and you may never go back to the canned soup version:

Better Bacon Green Bean Casserole

3 cups fresh green beans, ends trimmed

2 tablespoons butter

1 small onion, chopped

6 thick slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup sour cream

1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add green beans and cook for 7 to 8 minutes, or until tender; drain and reserve. In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and sauté the onion until lightly browned. Add the green beans and bacon and stir. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, shredded cheese, salt and pepper. Stir the mixture into the beans and transfer to a greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes, or until heated through and lightly browned. Makes 6 servings.

This recipe is from the book, 101 Things To Do With Bacon. Enjoy!

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of seven books, including "101 Things To Do With Bacon" (Gibbs Smith, 2012) now in its third printing. She is the founder of the bacon enthusiasts' society BENSA International, and she makes a point to eat bacon at least once a week.

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