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Swiss Bean Casserole

 Swiss Bean Casserole
This delicious creamy and cheesy side dish is too rich to serve often, so I save it for Christmas- as a kind of reward for good behavior all year long!
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces each) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen French-style green beans, thawed and drained
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the
  • four, salt, pepper and mustard until blended. Gradually add milk.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and
  • bubbly. Reduce heat to low; stir in cheese just until melted.
  • Stir in beans until coated. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with almonds. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30
  • minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 238 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 457 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.