Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Marci Jacobson, from corporate communications and creative services likes this fresh take on a traditional green bean casserole.


1/4 cup olive oil

6 medium shallots, sliced into rings (about 1 cup)

1 1/2 pounds thin fresh string beans or haricots verts, trimmed

1 pound button mushrooms, sliced

6 large cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

3 cups low-fat (1 percent) milk

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Olive oil cooking spray

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