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Lima Beans In Cheese Sauce

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Ingredients
  Frozen baby lima beans 10 Ounce (1 Packet)
  Chopped onion 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  All-purpose flour 1 Tablespoon
  Dry mustard 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Grated cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), divided
  Mushroom stems and pieces 1 Can (10 oz), drained
  Seasoned croutons 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1) Rinse the lima beans, drain and set aside.
2) In a small, microwavable dish, add in the beans, onion and butter. Mix and microwave on HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes. The beans must turn tender by the end.
3) Add in the flour, dry mustard, pepper and milk.
4) Mix well and microwave for about 45 seconds to 1 3/4 minutes. Stir the mixture a couple of times till it starts to thicken.
5) Add in 3/4 cup cheese and mushrooms into the mixture and stir till the cheese melts.
6) Add the cheese sauce into the bowl of beans.
7) Sprinkle the casserole with croutons and 1/4 cup cheese.
8) Without a lid on, microwave the mixture on HIGH for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Let the cheese melt completely.

SERVING
9) Serve the Limas in Cheese Sauce garnished with freshly ground pepper.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Microwaving
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Quick, Healthy
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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