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Cheesy Green Bean Casserole with Water Chestnuts and Mushrooms

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 55 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 10 servings
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Dinner ready in an hour! Enjoy this cheesy casserole made using Green Giant® Frozen Cut Green Beans with added Green Giant® Mushrooms and water chestnuts.

Ingredients

1
(1-lb.) pkg. Green Giant™ Frozen Cut Green Beans
1/4
cup butter
1
small onion, finely chopped
2
tablespoons all purpose or unbleached flour
1
cup half-and-half
6
oz. (1 1/2 cups) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1
(8-oz.) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1
(6-oz.) jar Green Giant™ Sliced Mushrooms, drained
1
teaspoon soy sauce
1/2
teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4
cup slivered almonds, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 1 1/2-quart microwave-safe casserole, combine green beans and 2 tablespoons water; cover. Microwave on HIGH for 9 minutes. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, melt butter in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in flour; cook until mixture is bubbly. Gradually add half-and-half, stirring constantly until mixture boils and thickens. Add cheese; stir until melted. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Add cheese sauce, water chestnuts, mushrooms, soy sauce and hot pepper sauce to beans in casserole; mix gently. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. For 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 1 1/2-quart microwave-safe casserole, combine green beans and 2 tablespoons water; cover. Microwave on HIGH for 9 minutes. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, melt butter in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in flour; cook until mixture is bubbly. Gradually add half-and-half, stirring constantly until mixture boils and thickens. Add cheese; stir until melted. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Add cheese sauce, water chestnuts, mushrooms, soy sauce and hot pepper sauce to beans in casserole; mix gently. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. For 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Expert Tips

Native to Southeast Asia, water chestnuts are the tubers of a water plant. They resemble chestnuts in shape and color, but their white flesh is crunchy and juicy.

To store jarred or canned water chestnuts, rinse and transfer them to a nonmetal container. Cover water chestnuts with water and refrigerate them for up to one week; change the water every few days.

Serve this creamy casserole with grilled ham. Complete the meal with pumpkin pie.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
4g
4%
Protein
7g
7%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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