My Moms Cornflake Green Bean Casserole

For as long as I can remember for Thanksgiving and Christmas my mom made her cornflake green bean casserole. It was one of her favorite side dishes to serve at our holiday get-togethers.

Thanksgiving Cornflake Green Bean Casserole

Since she passed I have carried on the tradition, it wouldn’t feel like the holidays without it.


This cornflake green bean casserole is far from the traditional green bean casserole. I actually never knew others existed since this was all she served over the years.

The cornflake green bean casserole is creamy and cheesy topped with a nice crunch for texture. It’s so good and a nice break from traditional at your holiday table.

Thanksgiving Cornflake Green Bean Casserole

Best part, you can throw this together in no time and it is even better the next day as leftovers. I always make extras since this is one of my sisters’ favorites and she can bring some home.

Cornflake green bean casserole recipe

Ingredients: 

  • 4 – 5 T Butter
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 T Flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 C sour cream
  • 1/2 C cornflakes
  • 2 16oz. cans green beans (French style works well too!)
  • 1 C shredded cheddar cheese

Thanksgiving Cornflake Green Bean Casserole

Directions: 

  1. Melt 2 T butter over medium heat and combine flour. Whisk until smooth and remove from heat
  2. Stir in seasonings mix well
  3. Add the sour cream to combine
  4. Fold in green beans and incorporate well
  5. Place into a shallow glass pan ( I use a Pyrex pie dish)
  6. Top with the shredded cheese
  7. Crush your cornflakes and add those on top of the cheese layer
  8. Using the rest of the butter, add to the top in sections
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes. You want a nice golden brown top
  10. ENJOY!


Have you tried this version of cornflake green bean casserole? Do you have a non-traditional version of a dish your family serves for the holidays?

Cornflake Green Bean Casserole for Thanksgiving

Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to try them out!

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