Blue Cheese and Green Bean Casserole Recipe

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Blue Cheese and Green Bean Casserole Recipe
Blue Cheese and Green Bean Casserole
Deb Spadafora

Blue Cheese and Green Bean Casserole

We've taken the traditional green bean casserole and added a little more flavor with crumbled blue cheese. This casserole is still as easy to make as the green bean original.

10
Servings
285
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: To make homemade breadcrumbs, use 1- to 2-day-old bread. Cook the slices in either the microwave or the oven. In the microwave, cook for 3 minutes at a time (as power varies by microwave) until the bread is dry. In the oven, bake at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes. Place the bread in a sealable plastic bag and smash until the desired size is achieved.

Ingredients

  • Salt, for cooking beans
  • 2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 4 ounces blue cheese
  • 3/4 cups breadcrumbs, preferably homemade*

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Bring a pot of salted water to boil over high heat. Blanch the beans for 5 minutes, drain well in a colander, and transfer into a lightly buttered casserole dish.  Pour in the cream and crumble the blue cheese evenly on the top. Melt the 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over low heat, and mix together with the breadcrumbs in a small bowl. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs evenly over the top of the casserole.  Bake for 15 minutes, or until browned and bubbling.

Let rest for 15 minutes before serving.

Blue Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Blue Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
37%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
15g
74%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
14g
5%
Vitamin A
270µg
30%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.3%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.5%
Vitamin C
11mg
19%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
1mg
4.9%
Vitamin K
16µg
19%
Calcium
140mg
14%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
38µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
49µg
12%
Folic acid
7µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
32mg
8%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
122mg
17%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
273mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.2%
Sodium
374mg
16%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.1%
Zinc
0.7mg
5%

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