Cook beans in boiling water 3 min. Meanwhile, whisk cream cheese, milk, pepper and half the garlic in large bowl until blended.
Drain beans. Add to cream cheese mixture; mix lightly. Spoon into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray.
Combine remaining garlic with all remaining ingredients; sprinkle over bean mixture.
Bake 30 min. or until beans are tender and crumb topping is golden brown.
Panko crumbs are typically used as a coating for fried foods in Japanese cooking. Since they're coarser than bread crumbs, they produce a deliciously crunchy crust.
How to Blanch the Fresh Green Beans
Add beans to large pan of boiling water; cook 2 to 3 min. or until crisp-tender. Drain beans, then immediately plunge into bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. When beans are completely cooled, drain and pat dry.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 6g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
16 servings, 1/2 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.