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Crunchy Green Bean & Red Pepper Casserole

Crunchy Green Bean & Red Pepper Casserole

Green beans and sweet red bell pepper add holiday color and flavor to any family meal.


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25 min
Prep Time
60 min
Total Time
8
servings

Ingredients

2 slices white bread

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sliced almonds

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 large (1 cup) onion, chopped

1 medium (1 cup) red bell pepper, chopped

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 3/4 cups Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese

2 (12-ounce) packages frozen cut green beans, thawed

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly butter 2-quart casserole or baking dish; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Butter both sides of bread slices with softened butter. Cut bread into small pieces; place into food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Process until fine crumbs form. Combine bread crumbs and almonds in bowl; mix well. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Melt 1/4 cup butter in 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Continue cooking 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Add onion and bell pepper; continue cooking 2-3 minutes until vegetables are slightly softened. Stir in flour, salt and pepper; continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in half & half and Parmesan cheese. Continue cooking 1 minute. Stir in green beans. Pour into prepared casserole dish; sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake 30-40 minutes or until bubbly and topping is golden brown.

Tip #1

You can assemble casserole up to 2 hours ahead. Add the topping just before baking.

Nutrition (1 serving)

250 Calories
18 Fat (g)
45 Cholesterol (mg)
630 Sodium (mg)
17 Carbohydrates (g)
4 Dietary Fiber
7 Protein (g)
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