This Green Bean Casserole is made with a quick and easy homemade sauce - no cream soup needed! From

NO CREAM SOUP Green Bean Casserole

Yield 10 servings


  • 3 (14.5 oz) cans green beans
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 (3 oz) pkg French's French Fried Onions (or Alton Brown has a homemade version)


  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour and whisk until the mixture becomes fragrant and nutty, about 1 minute.
  2. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth and milk.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil, whisking constantly, until thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Drain the liquid from the cans of green beans and add them to the cream sauce.
  4. Pour beans and sauce into a lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the top with French fried onions, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, until bubbling in the center and heated through.

Recipe Notes

*Sauté some sliced mushrooms in butter, and add them to the sauce for a more traditional green bean casserole.

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