Homemade Green Bean Casserole

homemade green bean casserole
Sam Jones/QuinnBrein

Ingredients

1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, French cut
salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 large onion, thinly sliced into rings, or 1-1/2 cups French's Crispy Fried Onions
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
buttered breadcrumbs

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Add green beans to a large pot, and just cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, or until nearly tender. Remove the beans to a shallow casserole dish and toss with salt and pepper.

Let the water in which the beans cooked reduce to a few tablespoons. Add the butter and let it melt. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.

Cover the beans with a layer of onions, then pour the sauce over the onions. Pour the cream over the sauce and add Swiss cheese. Stir to combine.

Sprinkle the casserole with buttered breadcrumbs. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden on top.

Yield: 

Serves 6

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sauce

Seems like a great recipe, but where do you explain how to prepare the sauce, which gets poured over?

homemade green bean casserole

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Hi, Trudy. The middle two paragraphs explain how to make the sauce:

Let the water in which the beans cooked reduce to a few tablespoons. Add the butter and let it melt. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.

Cover the beans with a layer of onions, then pour the sauce over the onions. Pour the cream over the sauce and add Swiss cheese. Stir to combine.