Green Beans with Leeks

Leeks add interest to a family favorite...classic green bean casserole!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1/4
cup butter or margarine
2
medium leeks (3/4 lb), rinsed, white part and some of the green thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1 3/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/3
cup Parmesan cheese
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1
bag (12 oz) Green Giant™ frozen cut green beans, thawed
1/2
cup French-fried onions (from 2.8-oz can)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 12-inch skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add leeks; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until leeks are tender and soft.
  • 2 Stir in flour, salt and pepper, using wire whisk. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in broth. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese and nutmeg. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted. Stir in green beans. Pour mixture into ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with onions.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Expert Tips

Rinse the leeks well under cold running water.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.