Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Are you looking for new recipes for Thanksgiving? If you are, we have a new recipe for you! Cheesy Green Bean Casserole is a wonderful twist on the traditional Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole. Our recipe includes French-Fried Onions but as a twist we add goat cheese and smoked paprika introducing a smooth and smoky flavor! But as always, feel free to experiment with different cheeses and measurements making this dish your own!

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Making Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

To make our Cheesy Green Bean Casserole, we start with steaming and blanching the fresh green beans. Drain them, dry thoroughly, and cut into bite size pieces. Typically I do this earlier in the day to save time during the final preparation of the dishes. When ready to make the dish, spray a shallow 9-by-13-inch baking dish and preheat the oven to 350. 

The cheese sauce is simple to make. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Then add and whisk the flour over low heat for about 4 minutes until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk and garlic bringing to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer, while whisking constantly, until thick, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the goat cheese. Season the sauce with salt, pepper and ½ teaspoon of the smoked paprika.

Take out a large bowl and toss the green beans with the sauce.  Pour into prepared casserole pan. Sprinkle the remaining ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika over the top. Bake for 20-minutes and then add the French-Fried Onions. Bake a few more minutes until the French-Fried Onions are lightly browned. Let the casserole stand for a few minutes before serving. Consider topping the casserole with more cheese to incorporate the flavors throughout each bite! This is a winner Cheesy Green Bean Casserole that guests will ask for seconds!

Cheesy green bean casserole
Cheesy green bean casserole

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Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Are you looking for new recipes for Thanksgiving? If you are, we have a new recipe for you! Cheesy Green Bean Casserole is a wonderful twist on the traditional Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole. Our recipe includes French-Fried Onions but as a twist we add goat cheese and smoked paprika introducing a smooth and smoky flavor!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Green Bean Casserole
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Bernice

Ingredients

Vegetable Ingredients

  • 24 ounces Fresh Green Beans

Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/8 cup Flour
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 Garlic Clove finely grated
  • 4 ounces Fresh Goat Cheese
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Topping Ingredients

  • French-Fried Onions

Instructions

Oven Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Spray a shallow 9-by-13-inch baking dish
  • Bake for 20-minutes

Preparation

  • We start with steaming and blanching the fresh green beans. Drain them, dry thoroughly, and cut into bite size pieces.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter.
  • Add and whisk the flour over low heat for about 4 minutes until smooth.
  • Gradually whisk in milk and garlic bringing to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to simmer, whisking constantly, until thick, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the goat cheese.
  • Season the sauce with salt, pepper and ½ teaspoon of the smoked paprika.
  • In a large bowl, toss the green beans with the sauce.
  • Spread the green beans into a prepared casserole pan.
  • Sprinkle the remaining ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika over the top.
  • Bake for 20-minutes and then add the French-Fried Onions.
  • Bake a few more minutes until the French-Fried Onions are lightly browned.
  • Let the casserole stand for a few minutes before serving.

Notes

Calories are approximate based upon serving size and ingredients used.
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