Smoky Green Bean Casserole

20  Ratings
  • 40 min prep
  • 1 hr 5 min total
  • Makes 10 servings, 1/2 cup each.

Savory bacon, a cheesy sauce and crushed Ritz Crackers. Ordinary green bean casseroles, watch out.

Smoky Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed, cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded triple-cheddar cheese
  • 8 RITZ Crackers, crushed (about 1/3 cup)

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 350°F.
  • Add  beans to large saucepan of boiling water; cook on medium heat 4 to 6 min. or until crisp-tender. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • Cook  bacon in same saucepan on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 Tbsp. drippings from skillet. Add onions to reserved drippings; cook and stir 4 min. or until tender. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in milk until well blended; cook and stir 3 min. or until thickened. Add cheese; cook and stir 3 min. or until melted.
  • Stir  in beans and bacon; spoon into 1-1/2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray. Top with cracker crumbs.
  • Bake  25 min. or until heated through.

Recipe Tips

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Nutrition Information

Makes 10 servings, 1/2 cup each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 190 
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 30 mg
  • Sodium 240 mg
  • Carbohydrate 10 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Vitamin A 15 %DV
  • Vitamin C 6 %DV
  • Calcium 20 %DV
  • Iron 4 %DV

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