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Italian Green Bean Casserole

Contributed by: NAPSA

A New Holiday Tradition Is Taking Shape

(NAPSA) - Traditional decorations, soft twinkling lights, and time-honored dishes are the true stars of each holiday celebration. This year make your holiday a little more special with a simple change.

Italian Green Bean Casserole
Substituting canned Italian green beans for ordinary beans can turn your recipes into unexpected culinary creations. Recipe ready right from the can, Italian green beans give dishes a fresh new twist without requiring any extra preparation.

With Italian green beans, traditional dishes like Green Bean Casserole will seem more special. Give this recipe a try and take your traditions to the top.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (10.75 oz.) condensed cream of mushroom soup (low fat or fat free can be used)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. soy sauce
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz. each) or 1 can (28 oz.) Allens Cut Italian Green Beans, drained
  • 1 1/3 cups french fried onions, divided

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a 1 1/2-quart casserole, mix together soup, milk, soy sauce, pepper, Italian green beans, and 2/3 cup onions. Bake for 25 minutes, or until heated through. Stir, then sprinkle remaining onions on top.

Bake 5 to 10 minutes, until onions are golden.

Go Beyond Butter for Better Beans

Create an easy yet memorable dish with these simple tips:

  • Season with olive oil instead of butter for an authentic Italian twist.

  • Add taste and texture by tossing one 14.5-oz. can with 1 to 2 tablespoons of shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese; toasted almonds, pecans, or sesame seeds; bacon bits; or any of your other favorite ingredients.

  • Spice things up with a sprinkling of fresh or dried seasonings like basil, marjoram, nutmeg, tarragon or thyme.

Serving Size: Makes 6 Servings


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