Recipe: Green Bean Casserole with Madeira Mushrooms

Green Bean Casserole with Madeira Mushrooms, from Cooking Light. Charles Masters

(CBS News) This recipe comes courtesy of health, nutrition and fitness authority Cooking Light, which offers a lighter approach to some Thanksgiving classics. Cooking Light inspires readers to eat smart and live a healthier lifestyle, by translating cutting-edge nutrition research into recipes and guidance for the home cook.

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Green Bean Casserole with Madeira Mushrooms

Here's a deliciously updated version of the classic, with fresh green beans and wine-infused mushrooms. We just had to keep the fried onion topping, which is arguably the best part.

Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Hands-on: 40 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and halved crosswise
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups chopped sweet onion
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
1 (8-ounce) package pre-sliced button mushrooms
1/3 cup Madeira wine or dry sherry
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1 cup (about 2 ounces) canned fried onions (such as French's)
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Place beans into a large saucepan of boiling water; cook 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain well. Place beans in a large bowl; set aside.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and thyme to pan; saute 4 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms; saute 10 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, stirring frequently. Stir in wine, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in chicken broth; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until thick, stirring constantly. Add mushroom mixture to green beans; toss well. Place green bean mixture in a 2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish. Combine fried onions and grated cheese in a small bowl. Top green bean mixture evenly with fried onion mixture. Bake at 425 degrees for 17 minutes or until top is lightly browned.

Nutritional Information:

Amount per serving:

Calories: 173
Fat: 8.5g
Saturated fat: 2.3g
Monounsaturated fat: 4.9g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
Protein: 6.6g
Carbohydrate: 18.7g
Fiber: 5g
Cholesterol: 4mg
Iron: 1.2mg
Sodium: 249mg
Calcium: 119mg


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