- 1 Heat a large pot of water over high heat. When water comes to a boil, add green beans. Cook 2 minutes, remove and place in cold water. Drain and set aside.
- 2 Melt butter in large deep skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and Gourmet Garden Garlic Stir-In Paste. Cook and stir until softened, about 1 minute. Add mushrooms. Cook and stir 7 to 10 minutes or until tender. Stir in balsamic vinegar. Cook 2 minutes. Sprinkle with flour, stir.
- 3 Slowly add milk while stirring. Bring to boil, cook 1 minute. Stir in 1/2 cup ricotta cheese. Add green beans, toss to coat.
- 4 Pour mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish sprayed with no stick spray. Dollop with remaining ricotta cheese and sprinkle with panko bread crumbs. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 25 minutes or until heated through. To brown top, place under broiler 1 to 2 minutes, if desired.