Crunchy Green Bean & Red Pepper Casserole

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This creamy green bean casserole is always a classic.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
25 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
60 min
Recipe Servings

2 slices white bread
1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter
1 large (1 cup) onion, chopped
1 medium (1 cup) red bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon  pepper
1 3/4 cups Land O Lakes® Half & Half or Fat Free Half & Half
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 (12-ounce) packages frozen cut green beans, thawed

Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly butter 2-quart casserole or baking dish; set aside. 

Butter both sides of bread slices with softened butter. Cut bread into small pieces; place into food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Process until fine crumbs form.

Combine bread crumbs and almonds in medium bowl; mix well. Set aside. 

Melt 1/4 cup butter in 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Continue cooking 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Add onion and bell pepper; continue cooking 2-3 minutes until vegetables are slightly softened. Stir in flour, salt and pepper; continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in half & half and Parmesan cheese. Continue cooking 1 minute. Stir in green beans. Pour into prepared casserole dish; sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture. 

Bake 30-40 minutes or until bubbly and topping is golden brown.

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