We all love traditional green bean casserole, with the crunchy french fried onions on top, but this is a nice alternative if you are looking for something a little different. You could also make this in individual ramekins if you’re looking to really impress your guests!
Green Bean Gratin with Goat Cheese
- ¼ cup bread crumbs
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
- 1/3 cup pecans finely chopped
- 1 pound green beans
- 2 oz goat cheese crumbled
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 400°. Mix bread crumbs, olive oil, and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese. Stir in pecans.
Trim green beans and cut into about 2-3 inch pieces. Cook in boiling water about 3 minutes then drain. Quickly dunk into ice water to stop cooking and dry off the beans.
Mix together beans, goat cheese, milk, salt, pepper, and remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.
Firmly pack mixture into baking dish (don't add the topping yet). Cover with aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet.
Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with crumb mixture. Bake 8 more minutes or until golden. Let it cool about 5 minutes, then enjoy!