Extremely tasty side dish and a great way to get people to eat their beans! This recipe is so flexible. I've seen others add garlic powder, and some add the cooking wine to the cheese while microwaving, using less white wine.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, place the green beans with liquid and wine. Cook until heated through; drain.

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  • Place the cheese in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave on low or medium power in 1 minute intervals, until melted.

  • Scoop the melted cheese over the heated green beans, and season with minced garlic to serve.

Nutrition Facts

87.7 calories; 4.4 g protein; 4.2 g carbohydrates; 14.8 mg cholesterol; 376.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2004
My wife and I both loved this recipe. I made quite a few changes: I used fresh string beans instead of canned. I also cooked the garlic in with the water and wine making sure not to lose any when draining. And I used Havarti instead of cheddar and also skipped the microwave. I think the Havarti was a nice compliment and made for a more 'delicate' recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/15/2005
Pretty tasty with the wine. I would rather have white cheese on top like moz or feta crumbled over it. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2004
My wife and I both loved this recipe. I made quite a few changes: I used fresh string beans instead of canned. I also cooked the garlic in with the water and wine making sure not to lose any when draining. And I used Havarti instead of cheddar and also skipped the microwave. I think the Havarti was a nice compliment and made for a more 'delicate' recipe. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2004
My wife and I both loved this recipe. I made quite a few changes: I used fresh string beans instead of canned. I also cooked the garlic in with the water and wine making sure not to lose any when draining. And I used Havarti instead of cheddar and also skipped the microwave. I think the Havarti was a nice compliment and made for a more 'delicate' recipe. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2004
These were pretty good. I did make a few changes such as adding the garlic to the wine and bean mixture. I also added some onion salt to the wine/bean/garlic mixture. Finally I put the cheese on top of the beans without microwaving. It still melted and eliminated another dish to wash!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/15/2005
Pretty tasty with the wine. I would rather have white cheese on top like moz or feta crumbled over it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/18/2011
Liked the flavor of the wine but I agree the cheese does not melt well on the green beans. Flavor of the cheese with the green beans was not the greatest either. Agreeing with others maybe I will try it with swiss or Feta next time. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/04/2004
This wasn't a hit at our house. They needed something. I used frozen green beans and maybe that was the problem. The color was unappealing. Won't be trying this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2012
Husband and I really enjoyed this dish. I made it per the recipe the first time. I'd rate it 3.5 stars as the recipe is written. Cheddar cheese melts gloppy and doesn't spread nicely at all. The second time I made it instead of melting the cheese ahead of time I just sprinkled the shredded cheese on the hot beans. The cheese melted nice as you please. We really like the zing of the uncooked garlic but others might rather have the milder flavor of having their garlic cooked in with the beans and wine. This really is a flavor combination we'd have never imagined would work yet work it did. Give it a shot you might find yourself among the converted.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2011
I used frozen beans and Parmesan cheese. I can't do can beans sorry. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/03/2005
Cheese doesn't melt well and the flavor leaves a lot to be desired. A definite waste of ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/15/2011
The cheddar cheese was very clumpy and clashed with the garlic flavor. Read More
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