Creamy Sausage, Red Pepper, and Green Bean Casserole

By Buzzfeed


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage

  • 1 red bell pepper (seeded and thinly sliced)

  • 1 medium onion (thinly sliced)

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 can crushed tomatoes

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 can Libby’s Naturals French Style Green Beans (drained)

  • 1/2 cup Italian-style panko bread crumbs

  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)

  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and break up until crumbled. Cook until browned, about 8–10 minutes. Remove from the pan and drain.
  3. To the same skillet over medium heat, add the pepper and onion and sauté until softened and golden brown, about 5–8 minutes. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Add the crushed tomatoes, cream, and Parmesan and stir together. Add the sausage and green beans and stir to coat.
  5. Transfer to a 2-quart baking pan.
  6. In a small bowl, stir together bread crumbs, garlic, and melted butter. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the casserole.
  7. Bake for 20–25 minutes until bubbly and the topping is golden brown.
  8. Serve immediately.