Sunday, February 22, 2015

Creative Twist On A Classic

I thought I would make a more substantial version of the beloved green bean casserole.  BAP, husband and myself LOVED this variation. SSP just picked at it and complained. It was vary quick and easy to prepare...on a VERY busy night.

Creative Green Bean Casserole
adapted from:

4 cups fresh/frozen green beans, cooked according to directions
1/2lb bacon, cooked and crumbled (save about 1T bacon grease)
2 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
1 jar Alfredo sauce
1/2 cup white wine (or chicken broth)
1 small red onion, diced (about 1/2 cup) & sauteed in bacon grease
1/2 - 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups French fried onions

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a 9x13pan; place green beans in the bottom. Sprinkle with onions (NOTE: red onion can easily disguised as bacon; BAP did not discover them, even with his hatred of onions). Next top with cubed chicken breasts and bacon. Pour Alfredo sauce over all. "Rinse" jar using the white wine; again pour over all. Top lastly with cheese and French fried onions.  Bake at 350 for about 25minutes until hot and bubbly. If you would like the sauce to be a bit thicken whisk in a bit of cornstarch in with the white wine (and de-glaze the bacon/onion pan with it).

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