GREEN BEAN AND SWEET ONION GRATIN

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

This dish is an alternative to the traditional green bean casserole. I think it looks much tastier.
Recipe & photo: BHG.com


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 pkg
(16 oz.) frozen cut green beans
1 lb
sweet onions (vidalia, maui, or walla walla), halved and thinly sliced
1/4 c
butter
1/4 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
1/8 tsp
ground nutmeg
1 c
chicken broth
1 c
half and half, light cream, or milk
1 1/2 c
soft bread crumbs (2 slices)
3 Tbsp
grated parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp
olive oil
fresh thyme sprigs, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook the green beans according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
2
In a covered medium-size saucepan, cook onion slices in a small amount of boiling water for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
3
For sauce, in the same saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add broth and half-and-half. Cook and stir until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
4
In an ungreased 2-quart baking dish, layer half of the beans, all of the onions, and remaining beans. Spoon sauce over all.
5
In a medium bowl, toss together the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and oil; sprinkle over vegetables. Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 325-degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes. If desired, garnish with fresh thyme sprigs.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids