Crunchy Green Bean Casserole

A Chef McCargo recipe

Topped with super crunchy panko breadcrumbs, crushed tortilla chips and cheese, this spicy green bean casserole isn’t your typical side dish. In fact, we’ll bet you’ve never enjoyed green beans this much!

green bean casserole recipe

: Serves 6 (1 serving = 3 ounces)


  • 12 ounces of fresh string green beans, chopped to ~2" pieces (steam for 5–7 minutes in a microwave-safe plate, wrapped tight)
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • ¼ cup gorgonzola or sharp cheddar cheese, crumbled or shredded
  • 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted, melted
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup plain unsalted tortilla chips, crushed

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 107 cal
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Sodium 219 mg
Carbohydrates 9 g
Protein 3 g
Phosphorus 53 mg
Potassium 160 mg
Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
Calcium 60 mg


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Mix cut string green beans with the hot sauce. Pour mixture into a casserole dish.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle mixture evenly over string green beans and bake green bean casserole uncovered in oven for 12–15 minutes or until desired crispness, then serve.