Smoky Green Bean Casserole

Savory bacon, a cheesy sauce and crushed Ritz Crackers. Ordinary green bean casseroles, watch out.

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

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Ingredient list

  • 1½ lb. fresh green beans, trimmed, cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion s
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded triple-cheddar cheese
  • 8 RITZ Crackers, crushed (about 1/3 cup)

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Recipe Tips


Heat oven to 350°F.


Add beans to large saucepan of boiling water; cook on medium heat 4 to 6 min. or until crisp-tender. Rinse with cold water; drain.


Cook bacon in same saucepan on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 Tbsp. drippings from skillet. Add onions to reserved drippings; cook and stir 4 min. or until tender. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in milk until well blended; cook and stir 3 min. or until thickened. Add cheese; cook and stir 3 min. or until melted.


Stir in beans and bacon; spoon into 1-1/2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray. Top with cracker crumbs.


Bake 25 min. or until heated through.