Green Bean Casserole

This is my favorite dish to make during Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s a warm, hearty dish that sums up what I think you want to eat during the holidays. I love biting into the green beans and hearing/feeling the snap they have when they’re cooked perfectly. This feeling combined with the crunch of the crackers and the cheesy goodness of cheddar makes this a great holiday comfort food.


  • 2 tablespoons light butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 1/2 – 2 pounds fresh green beans, cut in half or thirds
  • 2 cups reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat buttery round crackers, crumbled  (We use Ritz crackers.)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth, and cook for about one minute. Stir in the salt, sugar, onion, and sour cream. Add green beans, and stir to coat.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a casserole dish, and spread shredded cheese on top.
  4. Sprinkle crumbled crackers over the cheese.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is golden and cheese is bubbly.

Source:  Modified from


Servings Per Recipe: 10 • Serving Size: 1/2 cup • Calories: 133.3
Total Fat: 7.4 g • Cholesterol: 23.0 mg • Sodium:  508.7 mg
Carbs: 7.1 g • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g • Protein:  7.2 g

WeightWatchers® PointsPlus™: 3 per serving

*All nutritional info is estimated using  Actuals may differ based upon product brand.

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