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Green Beans with Leeks

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 40 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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Leeks add interest to a family favorite...classic green bean casserole!

1/4
cup butter or margarine
2
medium leeks (3/4 lb), rinsed, white part and some of the green thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1 3/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/3
cup Parmesan cheese
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1
bag (12 oz) Green Giant™ frozen cut green beans, thawed
1/2
cup French-fried onions (from 2.8-oz can)

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 12-inch skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add leeks; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until leeks are tender and soft.
  • 2 Stir in flour, salt and pepper, using wire whisk. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in broth. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese and nutmeg. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted. Stir in green beans. Pour mixture into ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with onions.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 12-inch skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add leeks; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until leeks are tender and soft.
  • 2 Stir in flour, salt and pepper, using wire whisk. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in broth. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese and nutmeg. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted. Stir in green beans. Pour mixture into ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with onions.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Expert Tips

Rinse the leeks well under cold running water.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
290mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Protein
3g
3%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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