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Green Beans Baked with Cheese and Bacon
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Green Bean and Bacon Au Gratin

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon, Beans, Casserole, Cheese, christmas, Green Beans, Side Dish, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Ashley Lecker

Ingredients

  • 24 oz fresh green beans, washed and ends trimmed
  • 5 strips bacon, chopped
  • 2 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place green beans in a microwave safe dish and add 2/3 cup water. Cover and microwave to lightly steam for 6 minutes. 
  • While beans are cooking, cook bacon in an over safe skillet over medium heat(cast iron works well) till crisp. Remove from pan and set aside, but be sure to keep the dripping in the skillet. 
  • Add flour to the pan with the drippings and whisk. Add the milk, salt, and pepper. Whisk and allow the mixture to thicken (about 3-4 minutes). 
  • Whisk in the cheddar cheese. Remove beans from the water and add to the cheese sauce. Stir to evenly coat the beans in the cheese sauce. Top with Parmesan cheese and then the chopped cooked bacon. 
  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.