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A green bean gratin we have served for years on Thanksgiving. It beats regular green bean casserole by a thousand!

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Recipe Summary

cook:
45 mins
total:
55 mins
prep:
10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 casserole
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a casserole dish.

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, bring water to a simmer. Add green beans and cook until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain beans, reserving cooking liquid. Drain bacon slices on paper towels, reserving grease in the skillet. Crumble bacon.

  • Heat 3 tablespoons of the reserved grease. Stir in flour until blended and nutty in color. Add reserved cooking liquid and cream, whisking constantly until smooth and thick, about 5 minutes. Fold in beans and Cheddar cheese. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Cover with bread crumbs.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, uncovered, until hot and bubbling, 30 to 35 minutes. Sprinkle bacon on top before serving.

Cook's Note:

Substitute crispy onion straws (such as French's(R)) for the bread crumbs if desired.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; protein 11.5g; carbohydrates 12.8g; fat 15.3g; cholesterol 45.3mg; sodium 512.8mg. Full Nutrition
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