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Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Fresh Green Bean CasseroleThe traditional holiday green bean casserole is updated using fresh ingredients and a little extra time to create a special side dish everyone will enjoy.

Recipe Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray
2 pounds fresh green beans, ends trimmed (halved, if desired)
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 (12-ounce) package sliced button mushrooms (about 4 cups)
3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
Ground black pepper
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups water
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1 teaspoon MAGGI Instant Chicken Flavor Bouillon
1 (2.8-ounce) container French fried onions

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Spray 13x9x2-inch or 3-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Fill large bowl half full with ice cubes; fill with cold water.
  2. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in large saucepan; add green beans and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately drop into ice-cold water to stop the cooking. Once cool, drain again.
  3. Melt butter in same saucepan; add mushrooms and garlic. Season with pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Stir in flour; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Stir in water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; add evaporated milk and bouillon. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Add green beans; stir to coat. Transfer to prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle evenly with French fried onions.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until onions are golden brown and sauce is bubbling around edges. Serve immediately.

Makes 10 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/10 of recipe): Calories: 160; Calories from Fat: 80; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Sodium: 220mg; Carbohydrates: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugars: 6g; Protein: 6g; Vitamin A: 15% of DV; Vitamin C: 25% of DV; Calcium: 15% of DV; Iron: 8% of DV.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.