Sinfully Delicious but Angelic Green Bean Almondine Casserole

“Has the decadent flavor of a naughty casserole, but uses (mostly) fresh ingredients and nothing with artificial flavorings or preservatives! A cross between Green Bean Almondine and Green Bean Casserole!”
READY IN:
45mins
SERVES:
12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs green beans (fresh or 2 16 oz bags frozen)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 12 large vidalia onion (sweet)
  • 2 tablespoons bacon bits (1 slice crispy cooked bacon crushed)
  • 14 cup water
  • 12 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (minced)
  • 18 teaspoon salt (optional or to taste)
  • 18 teaspoon pepper (optional or to taste)
  • 14 cup asiago cheese (shredded) (optional)

Directions

  1. -Steam green beans to preference.
  2. -Cook single bacon slice until crispy (microwave in paper towel for 2 min), crush into bits (or buy pre-cooked bacon bits) and set aside approximately 2 tablespoons.
  3. -In large saucepan, sautee thinly sliced vidalia, garlic and 2 tablespoons butter until brown. Then add 1/4 of water and let it cook down into carmelized onion sauce (not to much -- really cook it down).
  4. -In large bowl, toss green beans, carmelized onions and bacon bits. Salt to taste. Then put into casserole.
  5. -Toast almonds with 1 tablespoon of butter (or pam) until toasty brown and brittle.
  6. -Sprinkle almonds on top of green beans and then sprinkle shredded cheese (not too much -- just for a light zing of flavor and to leave the almonds and greenbeand visible through a light lace coating of cheese).
  7. - Pepper to tasted (cracked pepper is best).
  8. -Set aside until just before serving and then heat in oven enough to brown the top.

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