Lillybean’s Cheesy Bean Casserole

A delicious vegetable casserole for any meal.



Those of you who frequent our Adventures of Javabird probably know JB’s wife is Lillybean. Though Lillybean is often quite shy and doesn’t always want to show her face in our cartoons,  it’s no accident her name ends in bean for she has perfected the green bean casserole. Her recipe comes from a long line of ducks before her all excellent cooks in their own right. However, we like to think Lillybean has really added all the special touches needed to make the perfect bean casserole. Please believe us when we say that whether you want to try it for the holidays or otherwise you won’t be disappointed.


Shy Duck


Sadly, it took us more than a year to convince Lillybean to show her face in our cartoons. As you may recall, it was the promise of a trip to France that finally motivated her to come out from behind the newspaper, the book, and, well…just about anything.


Lillybean wants to know what to do with her art.

You may recall this famous scene from one of her “behind the canvas” moments. If you don’t remember it, click on the picture and check out JB’s unique solution.


Perhaps Lillybean is finally getting over her shyness. It seems she’s shown her face much more frequently of late. We can only hope so and hope she keeps coming up with delicious recipes like her casserole.


Even Lillybean likes her green bean casserole

If you would like a print copy of Lillybean’s casserole click on this image.


Without Further Ado


Here’s Lillybean’s Cheesy Bean Casserole:



1 medium “Sweet” onion chopped
10 mushrooms (brown or white) sliced
1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
3 cloves of fresh garlic crushed
2 cans “Cream of Mushroom” soup
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup low or no fat sour cream.
4 cans “French” cut green beans drained
1 – 8 oz packaged of Swiss cheese grated
1 can French Fried Onion Rings

The casserole fresh from the oven.

So good everyone wants seconds.


Cooking Instructions


Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Brown the onions and mushrooms in a pan with the oil on medium heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the onions just start to brown (7 -10 minutes), and then add in the crushed garlic and continue cooking another minute or two. Remove from heat. Stir the soup, milk and sour cream together in a separate dish, and then add the mixture to the pan. Drain the beans and then add to the rest to the pan along with half the grated cheese. Stir and pour everything into an oven safe casserole dish. Sprinkle the remainder of the cheese on top. Cover the dish (foil works well if your dish doesn’t have its own cover) and cook for 30 minutes in the oven. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with French Fried Onions. Place the dish back in the oven with the top off and heat for 10 more minutes. Remove and serve.


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