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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!
MAKES:
6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:
6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 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.
Originally published as Swiss Bean Casserole in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003, p38

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 238 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 457mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Swiss Bean Casserole in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003, p38

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