Creamy Green Beans with Crunchy Pita Strips

Crisp pita strips atop baked green beans in an herbed cream sauce make a tasty side for chicken, pork or beef.

Serves

6
Prep Time
15 min.
Cook Time
30 min.

Crisp pita strips atop baked green beans in an herbed cream sauce make a tasty side for chicken, pork or beef.

Ingredients

2 Tbsps. butter

2 Tbsps. all-purpose flour

½ tsp. Garlic salt

1 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano [or 1 tsp. dried oregano]

¼ tsp. black pepper

1 cup milk

8 oz. sour cream

3 cans (14.5oz.ea.) Del Monte® Cut Green Beans, drained

1 pita bread, split horizontally and cut into thin strips

2 Tbsps. olive oil

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. For sauce, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour, garlic salt, oregano and pepper. Stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute longer. Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream. Place beans in a 1 1/2-qt. baking dish. Pour sauce over beans and toss to coat.
  2. Toss pita strips and oil in a medium bowl. Top casserole with pita strips. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes or until pita strips begin to brown and green bean mixture is heated through.

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