It’s the onion powder makes all the difference…


2 cups green beans, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 6 Tbs flour, 1 Tbs onion powder, 1/2 cup grated cheese, 2 cups milk, 7 Tbs butter, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Set 5 Tbs of the butter to melt.  Wash the green beans and dry them completely. When butter is melted, stir in the flour, salt and pepper. Add the milk gradually, stirring until the mixture thickens. Fold in the green beans, Spread cheese over the top.

In a separate pan melt the remaining butter, then stir in the bread crumbs and onion  powder.  Spread this mixture over the cheese, and bake for 20-25 minutes.