Funeral Casserole

Everytime someone died, it seemed we would get three or four of these green bean casseroles brought over by church ladies or neighbours and so somewhere along the way it got the nickname of funeral casserole.  Truth be told there is nothing gloomy or solemn about this casserole which is so quick and easy to whip up, even if no one has passed.

This can be stored for 1 – 2 days if covered and easily reheated.  I typically add in extra fried onions when reheating as they tend to get slightly soggy if stored for a day.


2 pounds fresh green beans, washed and snapped

1 cup sour cream

2 cups white sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

1/4 cup green onions, finely minced

2 Tablespoons salted butter

2 Tablespoons all purpose flour

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

1 large can French’s fried onions


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter and stir in flour as it melts.
  • Add in sour cream, salt, pepper, sugar and green onions.
  • In a medium pot over medium heat, bring green beans to boil.  Strain.
  • Stir in skillet mixture and cheese and one half of fried onions.
  • Pour into a oven safe casserole dish.
  • Cover with remaining fried onions and cover dish with aluminium foil.
  • Bake for thirty minutes.
  • Serve.

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