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Smoky Green Bean Casserole

Smoky Green Bean Casserole recipe
photo by:kraft
Savory bacon, a cheesy sauce and crushed crackers. Ordinary green bean casseroles, watch out: your reign might be over.
40 min
1 hr 5 min
10 servings, 1/2 cup each
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What You Need

lb.  fresh green beans, trimmed, cut into 1-inch lengths
slices  OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
cup  finely chopped onions
Tbsp.  flour
cups  milk
pkg.  (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Triple Cheddar Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA
 RITZ Crackers, crushed (about 1/3 cup)

Make It

HEAT oven to 350°F.

ADD beans to large saucepan of boiling water; cook on medium heat 4 to 6 min. or until crisp-tender. Rinse with cold water; drain.

COOK bacon in same saucepan on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 Tbsp. drippings from skillet. Add onions to reserved drippings; cook and stir 4 min. or until tender. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in milk until well blended; cook and stir 3 min. or until thickened. Add cheese; cook and stir 3 min. or until melted.

STIR in beans and bacon; spoon into 1-1/2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray. Top with cracker crumbs.

BAKE 25 min. or until heated through.

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Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size Wise
Serve this irresistible vegetable side dish along with your favorite lean meat at your next get-together.
Make Ahead
Assemble recipe as directed. Refrigerate up to 12 hours. When ready to serve, bake at 350°F for 45 min. or until heated through.
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