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Homemade Green Bean Casserole

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Serves 6
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Homemade Green Bean Casserole

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To the joy of some and the lament of others, Green Bean Casserole is a holiday staple in many households. Here, you’ll find a lighter homemade version that ditches the canned soup component. Green Bean Casserole is one dish that can also be made in advance, especially helpful on Thanksgiving.


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

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.