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Cheesy Green Bean Casserole with Water Chestnuts and Mushrooms

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Cheesy Green Bean Casserole with Water Chestnuts and Mushrooms
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 10
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Dinner ready in an hour! Enjoy this cheesy casserole made using Frozen Cut Green Beans with added Mushrooms and water chestnuts.
Updated Oct 24, 2016

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-lb.) pkg. 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 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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    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.
  • tip 3
    Serve this creamy casserole with grilled ham. Complete the meal with pumpkin pie.

Nutrition Information

210 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 7g Protein, 11g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
140
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
4g
Protein
7g
% 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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