Green beans are baked in a rich sauce of mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese and milk, and topped with a seasoned bread crumb crust.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, saute onion until translucent. Stir in flour, milk, mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, sugar and salt; cook, stirring, until thickened.

  • Place green beans in a 9x13 inch baking dish; pour cheese sauce over green beans.

  • In a small bowl combine bread crumbs and egg. Spread over green beans.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

243 calories; protein 12.5g 25% DV; carbohydrates 30.8g 10% DV; fat 7.5g 12% DV; cholesterol 37.1mg 12% DV; sodium 984.5mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2005
I really enjoyed this dish however a bit more moisture is recommended for the bread crumb topping. I'm not sure if it was the elevation but I had to used two eggs beaten in order for the bread crumbs to be moist enough not to fade into sawdust in the oven. I also substituted a cheddar and monterey jack mixture for the mozzarella as I like a little bite. I also sprinkled paprika and fresh ground black pepper on top of the cheese mixture and grated fresh romano before applying the bread crumbs for a bit more spice. Read More
(6)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/03/2004
Maybe this is a great recipe if you use frozen green beans but I think it's practically inedible! A friend of mine picked green beans from her garden so I wanted to find a good side dish recipe. The cheesy sauce is wonderful but the beans are like leather impossible to chew. I don't know if they got that way from being baked in the oven or if they were too ripe not ripe enough etc. At least the rest of it tastes good! Read More
(5)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2005
I really enjoyed this dish however a bit more moisture is recommended for the bread crumb topping. I'm not sure if it was the elevation but I had to used two eggs beaten in order for the bread crumbs to be moist enough not to fade into sawdust in the oven. I also substituted a cheddar and monterey jack mixture for the mozzarella as I like a little bite. I also sprinkled paprika and fresh ground black pepper on top of the cheese mixture and grated fresh romano before applying the bread crumbs for a bit more spice. Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
08/03/2004
Maybe this is a great recipe if you use frozen green beans but I think it's practically inedible! A friend of mine picked green beans from her garden so I wanted to find a good side dish recipe. The cheesy sauce is wonderful but the beans are like leather impossible to chew. I don't know if they got that way from being baked in the oven or if they were too ripe not ripe enough etc. At least the rest of it tastes good! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2002
We thought it was Great! My husband went back for seconds! Read More
(4)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2003
Yummy and easy to make. I didn't have mozzarella so I used parmesan and used soy mozzarella. Everyone at the potluck loved it and asked for the recipe. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2008
I made this for a potluck and I increased the cheese to 1 1/2 cups as another review suggested. It was great while it was hot but as it cooled the cheese solidifies (not so great). I will do again but only for home meals. Need to be served hot. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2004
I made this a while ago and I don't really remember it. It wasn't bad but of course it wasn't stellar. The top part was the best b/c of the crunchy baked topping though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2010
I will probably use only 1 cup of breadcrumbs the next time I make it. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2002
Really fabulous recipe! The only suggestion I have is to add more mozzerella (I would actually double it next time). This is a good summer OR winter dish. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2014
Not the best thing I've ever eaten. As other reviewers said more moisture is needed for the topping of bread crumbs. Next time I will also increase the cheese mixture. Also the flour used to thicken the cheese sauce is almost unnecessary (for me) it gave it a floury taste and I did not like it. Read More
(2)
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