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Creamed Green Beans and Potatoes

Warm and creamy dish that is on the table in 30 minutes. A great holiday dinner or potluck recipe.
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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons flour
¼ teaspoon basil
¼ teaspoon rosemary
¼ teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
1 cup 1% or nonfat milk
2 cups frozen green beans
2 cups cooked new potatoes
½ cup sliced mushrooms

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Rinse or scrub fresh vegetables under running water before preparing.
  3. Heat oil in a small saucepan; blend in flour.
  4. Slowly add basil, rosemary, salt, pepper, and milk.
  5. Cook and stir constantly until thickened.
  6. Add beans, potatoes and mushrooms and heat through.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Try adding other seasonings with the milk, such as oregano and garlic.
  • No new potatoes? Use any cooked potatoes, cut into pieces.
  • Try using other vegetables, such as frozen peas or asparagus cuts.

Comments

Interesting flavor (rosemary).  I'll probably experiement with spices to find which one really works for me.  It is a very creamy dish, and stayed that way (didn't get clumpy, like I expected it would) thoughout the meal.

This is super easy to make, and it is a great side dish for any meal!

This recipe was a nice way to incorporate green veggies into my kids's diet.

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