GREEN BEAN AND SWEET ONION GRATIN

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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

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Cook the green beans according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
2In 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.
3For 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.
4In an ungreased 2-quart baking dish, layer half of the beans, all of the onions, and remaining beans. Spoon sauce over all.
5In 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 GREEN BEAN AND SWEET ONION GRATIN

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