Green Bean Casserole

Treat your taste buds and your eyes with this delicious green bean casserole, one of the most requested holiday dishes! Fresh green beans are an excellent source of several vitamins that contribute to healthy eyes.  Green beans may not show it, but they contain the same pigments that give vegetables their red, yellow and orange colors. These pigments are called carotenoids. They all function as antioxidants, which helps to reduce the risk of developing serious Age-Related Eye Disease.

While you can substitute canned or frozen beans, they lose some vitamins during processing. We love to stir-fry green beans with any other favorite veggies or meat, but we’ll definitely be cooking up some green bean casserole this holiday season! Enjoy the delicious recipe below.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter

1/4 cup diced onions

1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

3 cups sliced fresh green beans

3 cups chicken broth

1 (10 1/2 –ounce) can cream of mushroom soup

1 (2.8-ounce) can French-fried onion rings

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup grated cheddar

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Boil the green beans in chicken broth for 10 minutes and drain.
  3. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Sauté the onions and mushrooms in the butter.
  4. Add the green beans, mushroom soup, cheese, half of the onion rings, and the seasoning to the onion and mushroom mixture. Stir well.
  5. Pour into a greased baking dish. Spread the rest of the onion rings on top.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes.

 

Source

Sandi Busch “What Are the Benefits of String Beans?” 21 October 2013. LIVESTRONG.COM.

 

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