Vegetables Au Gratin


Recipe by Allison Ruth of Some the Wiser

Serves 6-8

2 tbsp butter
1 small yellow onion (diced)
1 tbsp flour
4 oz cream cheese (softened)
1⁄2 c apple or white grape juice
salt and pepper to taste
1⁄3 c fresh basil (thinly sliced)
2 c cheddar cheese (grated)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In small sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat.  Add diced onion and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, or until soft and golden. Reduce heat to low and stir in flour and cream cheese. Mix until creamy. Stir in juice and season to taste with salt and pepper. Let simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, or until mixture resembles a creamy sauce. Remove from heat.

In large bowl, combine Libby's® Cut Green Beans, Libby's® Sliced White Potatoes, Libby's Mixed Vegetables and basil with cream sauce, stirring gently until well coated. Pour into 2 qt. baking dish.  Top with cheese and bake for 20 minutes.  When the mixture is bubbly and cheese is melted, turn oven to broil and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned. 

Remove from oven and serve warm.