French Green Beans with Fondue Béchamel Sauce

This recipe allows you to enjoy the flavor of cheese fondue with regular meals. Serve with baked chicken thighs for a complete meal.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 Tbsp. cream
  • ½ cup total of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb. fresh French-style green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Warm the milk in a small saucepan. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter on low heat and stir in the flour. Be careful not to let the flour burn.
  • Add the cream to the butter-and-flour mixture. Blend well, and then slowly pour into the warmed milk. Cook over low heat for about 10 minutes, whisking continuously to form a creamy sauce.
  • Add the cheese, a handful at a time. Stir the cheese continually in a sideways figure eight pattern. Wait until the cheese is completely melted before adding more. Don’t allow the fondue mixture to boil. Sprinkle the caraway seeds on top and serve immediately.
  • Warm the sauce on low heat, without allowing to come to a boil.
  • Bring the broth to a boil. Add the green beans and gently simmer for about 4 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Drain, pour the fondue sauce over the beans, and sprinkle with black pepper. Serve hot.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 Tbsp. cream
  • ½ cup total of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb. fresh French-style green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Warm the milk in a small saucepan. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter on low heat and stir in the flour. Be careful not to let the flour burn.
  • Add the cream to the butter-and-flour mixture. Blend well, and then slowly pour into the warmed milk. Cook over low heat for about 10 minutes, whisking continuously to form a creamy sauce.
  • Add the cheese, a handful at a time. Stir the cheese continually in a sideways figure eight pattern. Wait until the cheese is completely melted before adding more. Don’t allow the fondue mixture to boil. Sprinkle the caraway seeds on top and serve immediately.
  • Warm the sauce on low heat, without allowing to come to a boil.
  • Bring the broth to a boil. Add the green beans and gently simmer for about 4 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Drain, pour the fondue sauce over the beans, and sprinkle with black pepper. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories140
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium370mg
Total Carbohydrate9g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars4g
Protein5g