Green Beans with Cheese Sauce
- 1 pound green beans, trimmed
- Pinch salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- Pinch ground black pepper
- Pinch cayenne
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
Bring 1/4 cup water just to a boil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the green beans and salt, cover and cook for 2 minutes. Uncover, raise the heat to high and cook until the water has evaporated, about 1 minute. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the butter and continue cooking until the beans are crisp-tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring, until golden, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk, garlic powder, dry mustard, black pepper and cayenne and cook, whisking continuously, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the cheddar cheese and cream cheese and heat until melted. Pour the cheese sauce over the green beans, or serve on the side.
Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen