February 28, 2011

Blue Cheese and Green Bean Casserole

Warning:  Close your eyes to the calories in this dish.  Remember....Everything in Moderation!  This dish is especially good at the holidays when you aren't counting calories as much.  Still, it is delicious as a side dish to steak.  I haven't always been a Blue Cheese fan, but as long as it is mild, I love it.

1 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed
3 oz. blue cheese
1 pint cream
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 tbls. melted butter - I use a little more - just eyeball it

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Blanch the beans in salted boiling water for 5 minutes.  Drain well, and transfer into a lightly buttered casserole dish.  Pour over the cream, and crumble the blue cheese evenly on the top.  Mix the breadcrumbs with the melted butter in a small bowl and sprinkle evenly over the top.  Bake for 15 minutes, or until browned and bubbling.  remove and let rest for 15 minutes before serving for best results.

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