Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Green Beans w/Goat Cheese Mushroom Sauce

This is not your mothers green bean casserole.

While that means you probably wouldn't want this on your Thanksgiving table, I'm almost certain you'd enjoy it any other night of the week!  Since I've never liked the traditional dish, I simply used the parts I liked- green beans, mushrooms and onions.  Onions got caramelized, green beans got roasted, and then I made this killer goat cheese mushroom sauce... that I would eat on it's own!

Goat Cheese Mushroom Sauce
adapted from Cake, Batter & Bowl

This is great over some pasta or roasted veggies (like green beans!)

1T butter
1T white whole wheat flour
1/2c almond milk
5oz goat cheese
12oz sauteed or roasted mushrooms
1/2t sea salt

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add flour and whisk well, then continue to cook for a minute or two.  While whisking, slowly add in milk.  Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat.  Crumble in goat cheese and whisk until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth.  Add in mushroooms and salt, then taste and adjust seasonings.  Keep warm until serving.

ps- My apologies to the 5 Star Makeover crew for not getting this up last month, but be sure to check out everyone's makeover of this holiday classic over at Lazaro Cooks!


Cara said...

Or, in my case, this is not Ben's Aunt Franny's Green Bean Casserole - which is made with cheese whiz. I'd welcome this edition to the Thanksgiving table!

Colleen @ Culinary Colleen said...

This looks beautiful! I love updating classic recipes.

Erica said...

Loving the use of almond milk! How delish

Delicious Dishings said...

This looks like a very tasty upgrade to the traditional dish.

Joanne said...

I've never really liked regular old green bean casserole...but with goat cheese? LOVE.

Kristen said...

this looks way better than "mom's green bean casserole". i had a really yummy green bean dish today with corn and black beans.

Evelyne CulturEatz said...

Oh nice, love the goat cheese and almond milk bases for the sauce. Nice makeover!

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

I'd want to eat the whole platter! I LOVE every ingredient in this dish. Yum!

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

I love this updated version of the classic green been casserole. This looks much better and healthier!

Natalie said...

this is my kind of green bean salad!

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