Green Bean Casserole

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Marian Arbour
from Newcastle, ON

I like to serve vegetable casseroles when I have several people over for dinner as this can be prepared ahead of time which lets me have some time with my friends.

serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    green beans,, trimmed
  • 4 slice
    side bacon cut into 1/4 inch pieces { optional}
  • 3 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 lg
    onion chopped
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 4 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 c
    red pepper diced
  • 1 c
    grated old cheddar cheese
  • 1 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    grated parmesan cheese
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How To Make

  • 1
    Blanch green beans drop into boiling water and cook 3 minutes,,remove with slotted spoon and drop into bowl of ice water drain once cool set aside.
  • 2
    Add bacon to skillet saute for 3 minutes add onion and garlic and cook 3 to 5 minutes until bacon is done but not too crisp and onions are golden, remove from heat set aside in a bowl..
  • 3
    In same skillet melt butter over medium heat, whisk in flour and cook for 2 minutes stirring, pour in milk and cream whisking constantly until thick..add salt and pepper to taste and cayenne pepper and cheddar cheese and diced pepper and cook til cheese melts.
  • 4
    Add bacon mixture to pan pour over beans and stir gently top with crumbs and parmesan cheese Bake in 350F oven for 30 minutes or golden,

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