Cheesy green bean casserole
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Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Are you looking for new recipes for Thanksgiving? If you are, we have a new recipe for you! Cheesy Green Bean Casserole is a wonderful twist on the traditional Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole. Our recipe includes French-Fried Onions but as a twist we add goat cheese and smoked paprika introducing a smooth and smoky flavor!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Green Bean Casserole
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Bernice



Vegetable Ingredients

  • 24 ounces Fresh Green Beans

Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/8 cup Flour
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 Garlic Clove finely grated
  • 4 ounces Fresh Goat Cheese
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Topping Ingredients

  • French-Fried Onions


Oven Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Spray a shallow 9-by-13-inch baking dish
  • Bake for 20-minutes


  • We start with steaming and blanching the fresh green beans. Drain them, dry thoroughly, and cut into bite size pieces.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter.
  • Add and whisk the flour over low heat for about 4 minutes until smooth.
  • Gradually whisk in milk and garlic bringing to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to simmer, whisking constantly, until thick, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the goat cheese.
  • Season the sauce with salt, pepper and ½ teaspoon of the smoked paprika.
  • In a large bowl, toss the green beans with the sauce.
  • Spread the green beans into a prepared casserole pan.
  • Sprinkle the remaining ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika over the top.
  • Bake for 20-minutes and then add the French-Fried Onions.
  • Bake a few more minutes until the French-Fried Onions are lightly browned.
  • Let the casserole stand for a few minutes before serving.


Calories are approximate based upon serving size and ingredients used.