A Green Bean Casserole and an Onion Quiche

This green bean casserole is quite different.  It's red, for starters, because of the paprika.  And the sauce is pretty different, too, I think, because it's not just plain condensed cheese soup.  It's a bit more than just the average green bean casserole, with a unique look and flavour.  I also really liked the onions that covered the whole thing.  Gotta love those carmelized onions!
As for the pie- well, it doesn't have a lot of different flavours, and the yogurt really dominates the dish.  So, the quality of yogurt plays a really big role in how good this will taste.  I really liked how the pie turned out, probably because I really like that sort of thing.  It's simple enough to make, too, even with the extra work of making the pie crust.  I actually liked this one just as much as a different onion pie that I had made a few months back, which was also quite good.  The vanilla flavour is different from anything that I have ever eaten before, and the seasonings on top add a nice bit of flavour.

Red Green Bean Casserole

Serves 8
1 1/2 lb green beans
1 can reduced fat condensed broccoli cheese soup
1/4 c milk
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 tsp peanut oil

Preheat the oven to 350. Spread the green beans in the casserole dish. Mix together the condensed soup, milk, salt and pepper, paprika and soy sauce in a small container, and mix into the green beans. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over medium heat with the oil, and sauté the onion until browned, about 10-15 minutes. Spread over the green beans.
Bake for 45 minutes, until beans are tender and heated through.

Yogurt Onion Pie

Adapted from Vegetarian 400

Serves 6-8

2 medium onions, thinly sliced
1 oatmeal-sesame pie crust or other pie crust
1 egg, beaten
6 oz fat free vanilla yogurt
1 1/2 tbsp thyme
Poppy seeds
Salt and pepper, to taste

Heat a frying pan over medium heat, and saute the onions for 10 minutes, until tender.  Put in the pie crust.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400.
Meanwhile, mix together the egg and yogurt, and pour over the onions.  Sprinkle with thyme, poppy seeds, nutmeg, and salt and pepper.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, until heated through.  Cut into wedges and serve.

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