3 Cheese Green Bean Casserole

Three-Cheese Green Bean Casserole

Eat beans for health. Why this recipe is good for you: Risk of colon cancer decreases when you eat lots of green vegetables, many studies have shown.

Makes 6 servings.

1 lb frozen green beans, French-cut (or cooked fresh green beans)
1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese
1/2 cup chevre (soft goat cheese) with garlic and herbs
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 375 °.
Cook frozen beans per package directions; drain.
In a blender, mix cottage cheese and chevre.
Combine beans, cheese mixture and almonds.
Place into a 2-quart casserole. Top with Parmesan and pepper.
Bake 20 min, then brown under broiler 3 min.

Nutrition information Per Serving
Calories: 160, Total Fat: 9.8g
Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 211mg
Total Carbs: 8.5g, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Protein: 9.3g

Provided by: USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderso