Adapted by Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice
2 lbs. fresh green beans, ends trimmed
4 tbsp. butter, divided
1/2 cup onion, minced
1 red pepper, cut up finely
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
Salt and pepper
Pinch of nutmeg
8 oz. mozzarella cheese
25 Ritz crackers, crushed in baggie
1/4 cup parmesan, grated
Gently steam the green beans until tender but still firm. Place in 9 x 13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Melt 2 tbsp. of the butter in a pan, add the onions and red pepper and saute for about 5 – 6 minutes. Add garlic and saute for another couple of minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook for 2 – 3 minutes. Whisk in milk, bring to a simmer but not boil. Stir in cheese and turn off heat and stir until cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add just a bit of nutmeg and stir.
Pour the sauce over the top of the green beans. Melt the remaining 2 tbsp. of butter and combine with the crackers and parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake for 25 minutes at 400 until bubbly and golden on top.
Total calories = 2565 calories
8 servings = 321 calories per serving