Creamy Baked Green Beans

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Creamy Baked Green Beans

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 35 min

A repeat recipe in our house!

Ingredients:

1 medium onion, quartered and thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons salted butter
2 pounds green beans, trimmed and snapped in half
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
3/4 cup reduced- sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (fresh is best)
1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese or Pecorino Romano cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat 1 1/2- quart oval baking dish with nonstick spray.

2. In a 12- inch skillet, cook onion and garlic in butter over medium heat for 3 minutes or until softened. Stir in beans and thyme. Cook for 4 minutes or until onions begin to brown. Add broth. Bring to boiling. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until broth is nearly evaporated. Add whipping cream and nutmeg. Cook for 4 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Stir in half of the cheese, all of the salt & pepper, and then sprinkle with remaining cheese.

3. Bake, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes or until beans are tender- crisp.

Tips:

*If preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use a brand of chicken broth that is known to be GF.
*You may also sub trimmed and halved brussel sprouts for the beans. Increase baking time to 20- 25 minutes.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens)