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


  • 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


  • 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.