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Ham and Cheese Green Bean Casserole

Ham and Cheese Green Bean Casserole
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

This is no ordinary spin on the classic casserole. Studded with ham and bathed in an indulgent cheese sauce, it’s certain to be a show-stealer at every occasion. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
container (2.8 oz) French-fried onions
6
cups water
2
lb fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths
1/4
cup butter
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
cup half-and-half
4
oz cream cheese
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1
cup finely chopped cooked ham

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Reserve 1/2 cup French-fried onions for topping.
  • 2
    In 4- to 5-quart saucepan, heat 6 cups water to boiling over medium-high heat. Add green beans. Cook 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; drain, and place green beans back into pan; set aside.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add flour and salt; stir with whisk or fork until blended. Gradually stir in broth and half-and-half; cook and stir 6 to 8 minutes or until smooth, bubbly and sauce thickens. Remove from heat. Add cream cheese and Cheddar cheese; stir until cheeses are melted. Stir in remaining French-fried onions and the ham.
  • 4
    Pour cheese mixture over green beans; stir to coat. Spread mixture in baking dish. Top with reserved 1/2 cup French-fried onions.
  • 5
    Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Expert Tips

  • For an even quicker prep, opt for already cleaned, bagged green beans. Or trim and cut the green beans the day before preparing this recipe, and store beans refrigerated in a resealable food-storage plastic bag.
  • When purchasing fresh green beans, look for beans that are firm, have a vibrant green color and are free from brown spots or bruises. Store beans unwashed in resealable food-storage plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. Fresh green beans should be used within 7 days.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
11g
53%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
600mg
25%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
4g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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