Green Bean Casserole

Serves 12 people.

 

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon dry ranch salad dressing mix
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  •  ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 ½ cups fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup crushed high fiber cereal

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Boil green beans in lightly salted water for 10 minutes. Drain and place in a 2-quart rectangular baking dish.
  3. Use a saucepan to heat butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, dry dressing mix, salt, and pepper. Whisk in milk. Stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.
  4. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic. Stir for 4 to 5 minutes until tender. Remove 1/2 cup of the onion mixture & set aside.
  5. Cook mushrooms in skillet until tender. Stir into sauce mixture. Pour over beans in dish. 
  6. Mix together the rest of the  onion mixture & crushed cereal. Sprinkle on casserole. Bake, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through.

Nutritional Info:

Per 1/2 cup: 87 cal., 3 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 6 mg chol., 162 mg sodium, 12 g carb. (2 g fiber, 5 g sugars), 3 g pro.

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