Sunday, July 19, 2015

Creamy Taters, Green Beans & Caramelized Onions


This dish is soo creamy and rich...I could fill my plate and eat nothing else for a meal.  (Trust me when I say, I am NOT a big veggie eater!)  But this dish is simply irresistible. 

Perfect for enjoying those fresh (or frozen) green beans, red taters and onions you can find at farmer's markets this summer. 

I got the idea of adding the onions from my Caramelized Veggie's mighty tasty too.  It has a balsamic glaze that's out of this world. 

The simple, smooth & velvet-y cream cheese sauce is perfect. I would not enjoy it nearly as much if the onions weren't caramelized.

Impressive!  Company-worthy dish! 

I love Cristy's recipes at Southern Plate..and make many of them.
I adapted this one by changing up the process and adding the onions, and making sure they were caramelized. 

1 lb. green beans (fresh or frozen)
6-8 small new potatoes or 3 or 4 large ones 
1 (vidalia) medium onion, sliced
1/4 c. butter (1/2 a stick), divided
4 ozs. cream cheese 
1/2 c. milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Wash and chunk new potatoes into bite sized pieces. Cover with water and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Add green beans (I used frozen). Boil until fork tender, about 10-12 minutes. Place in colander to drain.

While veggies are cooking, melt 2 Tb. butter in large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion slices and cook, stirring often, until tender and are getting nice and brown, about 8 - 10 minutes. Remove from skillet, and place over veggies in colander while you make the sauce. 

In same skillet you used to brown the onions, add remaining 2 Tb. butter, cream cheese, milk, salt, and pepper. Over low heat, stir constantly until cheese melts. Use a whisk to beat lightly until smooth and creamy. Add a little more milk if you want a thinner sauce (but I don't think you will...just sayin).  Remove from heat. Add veggies from colander; stir to coat with luscious sauce. 

Sprinkle with more pepper if desired. Serve warm. Enjoy!

Linked to Full Plate Thursday
            Weekend Potluck

You also might enjoy these other side dishes...

Broccoli/Corn Casserole

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