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Active Time : 20 minutes
Total Time : 50 minutes
Serves : 6 servings


  • 1/2 16 ounce package Essential Everyday Bacon chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup Essential Everyday All-purpose Flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 16 ounce package Essential Everyday Frozen French Style Green Beans thawed
  • 1 cup Essential Everyday Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Essential Everyday Crispy Panko Style Plain Bread Crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Essential Everyday Butter melted


In large skillet over medium heat, sauté bacon until crispy; remove to paper towels. Drain off all but 2 tablespoons drippings.

Add onion and garlic to skillet; salt and pepper to taste. Sauté until onions are softened. Whisk in flour; cook 1 minute. Whisk in milk and cayenne pepper; cook until sauce has thickened, whisking constantly (about 3-4 minutes). Remove from heat.

Stir in green beans, cheese and bacon; transfer to a greased 2-quart baking dish. Toss bread crumbs with melted butter; sprinkle over casserole.

Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.

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