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Green Beans Au Gratin

Categories: Thanksgiving
Type: Side Dishes

This green bean dish is an old-fashioned favorite, with its crunchy cornflake topping.

Serves: Serves: 4


  • 1 1/2 cups (12-fluid-ounce can) Carnation Evaporated Skim Milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Full 1/2 cup (2 1/4 ounces) shredded Kraft reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups (two 16-ounce cans) cut green beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup (3/4 ounce) crushed cornflakes

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with butter-flavored cooking spray.
  2. In a covered jar, combine evaporated skim milk and flour. Shake well to blend.
  3. Pour mixture into a medium saucepan sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray. Add Cheddar cheese, onion flakes, and black pepper. Mix well to combine.
  4. Cook over medium heat until cheese melts and mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Stir in green beans.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Evenly sprinkle cornflakes over top.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Divide into 4 servings.
  • A self-seal sandwich bag works great for crushing cornflakes.

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY WITH THE KIDS IN MIND by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 1998 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

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