Green Bean Casserole


Serving Size:
3/4 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian


  • 10 unsalted Ritz® crackers
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 cups frozen French-style green beans


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 2-1/2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Crush 10 crackers to equal about 1/2-cup cracker crumbs and set aside.
  3. In a medium skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in sugar, sour cream and finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
  5. Add the frozen green beans and stir to coat.
  6. Transfer mixture to a prepared casserole dish.
  7. In a small microwave-safe bowl melt 1-tablespoon butter in microwave. Stir in cracker crumbs and sprinkle over top of casserole.
  8. Bake the casserole for 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown.

Helpful hints

  • Remember to take your phosphorus binder with this casserole since it contains cheese, a source of phosphorus.
  • This recipe is tastier and healthier than the cream soup version of holiday green bean casserole. It is much lower in sodium.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 173

Protein 5 g

Carbohydrates 11 g

Fat 12 g

Cholesterol 30 mg

Sodium 80 mg

Potassium 215 mg

Phosphorus 102 mg

Calcium 129 mg

Fiber 2.2 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1/2 milk
  • 1 fat

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