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My New Favorite Green Bean Casserole

2 large bags of French style green beans

2 T butter                                 1/4 C flour

1.5 C milk                               1/2 C buttermilk

1 T Ranch Dressing Mix     2 tsp chopped fresh thyme

1/4 tsp salt                               1/4 tsp pepper

1 tsp butter                              1 (8oz) pkg sliced mushrooms

1/2 C panko bread crumbs  2 plum tomatoes, chopped

1 C dried French fried onions, crushed

Preheat oven to 450. Cook green beans according to package.  Drain and pat dry.

Melt 2 T butter in Dutch oven over medium heat. Whisk in flour til smooth & cook one minute. Gradually whisk in milk, cooking 3-4 minutes til thick and bubbly. Remove from heat, whisk in buttermilk, dressing mix, thyme, salt and pepper.

Melt 1 tsp butter in skillet, sautéing mushrooms til lightly browned. Gently toss mushrooms and green beans in sauce. Place in greased 13×9 baking dish.  Combine fried

onions, panko crumbs and tomatoes.  Sprinkle over green beans.  Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes til brown and bubbly.   A great alternative to the traditional green bean casserole!

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