Semi-Homemade Green Bean Casserole
Make one of the classic holiday side dishes using fresh green beans, mushrooms and fat free half and half with this Semi-Homemade Green Bean Casserole.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
- 1 lb . Fresh Green Beans, or haricot verts
- 2 c . Chopped Mushrooms
- 1 tbsp . Butter
- 2 tbsp . All-Purpose Flour
- 1 c . Low Sodium Chicken Chicken
- 1 c . Fat Free 1/2 & 1/2
- 2 c . French Fried Onions, divided, Durkee or homemade
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Trim the ends of the green beans; then cut them in half.
Next, blanch the beans in boiling water for about 2 minutes or cook over a double boiler. You want to them to turn bright green and still be a little crisp. Remove the beans, drain the water and set aside.
In the same pot (or bottom of the double boiler), melt the butter and add diced mushrooms. Cook until they start to soften; then whisk in flour to form a roux. Add chicken stock and 1/2 & 1/2 and mix until it thickens.
Add the beans back into the pot along with 1 c. fried onions; mix well.
Place in an oven safe baking dish and bake for 20 minutes; then place the remaining fried onions on top and bake for an additional 5 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.