Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
I've had this recipe since 1968, cut from the local newspaper, and served at a large backyard party. It's been a favorite dish for many occasions, good for a buffet at home or to take to a potluck. You can easily halve this recipe for a smaller group.
- 6 (9 ounce) packages frozen Italian cut green beans
- 3 cups celery, diced, about 8 stalks
- 1⁄3 cup butter
- 2 (10 ounce) cans chicken broth
- 1⁄3 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon Italian parsley, minced
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 1 teaspoon basil, minced
- 1⁄2 cup toasted slivered almonds
- Steam the beans until crispy, not quite done-- set aside.
- Saute celery in butter until softened-- set aside.
- Combine chicken broth, flour and seasonings in a saucepan.
- Stir and cook over medium heat until smooth, about 5 minutes.
- Add the beans and celery and mix well.
- Pour mixture into 2, 4 quart casserole dishes.
- Bake at 350 degrees 25 minutes or until sauce bubbles.
This was really good. I did have to cut down the amounts as my DH won't eat green beans (he ate some tainted home canned green beans when he was young). I will definitely be making this again.
I ALMOST made this recipe...Ha Ha. I used 1 pound of fresh green beans, and cut back on the other ingredients. I added onion to the celery when I sauteed it in the butter. Then I removed the celery and onion, added a bit more butter, and made the sauce right in the skillet with the flour and chicken broth. When it was thick and bubbly, I returned the celery and onion, and added the cooked and drained green beans. We needed the dish in a hurry, and this was the easiest way to prepare it to be ready fast without having to bake it in the oven. It was delicious! I hope to have more time next time so that I can prepare it correctly. I will make it again either using the shortcut version or making it right! Thanks for posting!
I really like this. It is a great quick way to get some of that creamy taste in a traditional greenbean casserole, but with a lot less calories. It is so easy and quick you can easily do it on a weeknight.