Fresh Green Bean Casserole
The traditional holiday green bean casserole is updated using fresh ingredients and a little extra time to create a special side dish everyone will enjoy.
Nonstick cooking spray
2 pounds fresh green beans, ends trimmed (halved, if desired)
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 (12-ounce) package sliced button mushrooms (about 4 cups)
3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
Ground black pepper
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups water
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1 teaspoon MAGGI Instant Chicken Flavor Bouillon
1 (2.8-ounce) container French fried onions
- Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Spray 13x9x2-inch or 3-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Fill large bowl half full with ice cubes; fill with cold water.
- Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in large saucepan; add green beans and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately drop into ice-cold water to stop the cooking. Once cool, drain again.
- Melt butter in same saucepan; add mushrooms and garlic. Season with pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Stir in flour; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Stir in water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; add evaporated milk and bouillon. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Add green beans; stir to coat. Transfer to prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle evenly with French fried onions.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until onions are golden brown and sauce is bubbling around edges. Serve immediately.
Makes 10 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/10 of recipe): Calories: 160; Calories from Fat: 80; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Sodium: 220mg; Carbohydrates: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugars: 6g; Protein: 6g; Vitamin A: 15% of DV; Vitamin C: 25% of DV; Calcium: 15% of DV; Iron: 8% of DV.
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