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Blue Cheese and Green Bean Casserole Recipe

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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.

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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings10
Calories Per Serving285
Total Fat24g37%
Sugar5gN/A
Saturated15g74%
Cholesterol80mg27%
Protein6g12%
Carbs14g5%
Vitamin A270µg30%
Vitamin B120.3µg4.3%
Vitamin B60.2mg8.5%
Vitamin C11mg19%
Vitamin D0.4µg0.1%
Vitamin E1mg4.9%
Vitamin K16µg19%
Calcium140mg14%
Fiber3g11%
Folate (food)38µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)49µg12%
Folic acid7µgN/A
Iron1mg8%
Magnesium32mg8%
Monounsaturated7gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg7%
Phosphorus122mg17%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium273mg8%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg13.2%
Sodium374mg16%
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg11.1%
Zinc0.7mg5%