Alpine-Style Green Bean Casserole

Wisconsin Cheese Alpine-Style Green Bean Casserole Recipe
Active Time
40 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Alpine-Style or Little Mountain can be used in this recipe.


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 12-inch ovenproof or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add bread crumbs; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until toasted. Transfer bread crumbs to a bowl. Wipe out the pan.
  2. Bring green beans and water to a boil in the same pan; cook over medium-high heat for 7-8 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Drain and transfer green beans to a large bowl. Keep warm. Wipe skillet dry.
  3. Melt remaining butter in the same pan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper if desired. Bring to a boil; cook and whisk for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Reduce heat to low. Gradually whisk in 1 1/2 cups Little Mountain until melted. Stir in green beans.
  5. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and remaining Little Mountain. Broil 3-4 inches from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Little Mountain is a washed rind, alpine-style cheese that's aged and has a nutty flavor. In 2016, this special cheese received top honors, winning Best of Show in the American Cheese Society Competition.

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