5 Tips for a Healthier Green Bean Casserole

A Thanksgiving classic gets a makeover.

Traditionally made with butter, canned soup and canned French-fried onions, this classic Thanksgiving side dish is high in calories, sodium and saturated fat. When you taste our version, we’re sure you’ll agree this is one culinary icon that was ready for a re-invention. Here's how our version stacks up nutritionally against the original recipe:

Traditional Green Bean Casserole   EatingWell Green Bean Casserole
  • 276 calories
  • 21 g fat
  • 10 g saturated fat
  • 3g fiber
  • 649 mg sodium
  • 212 calories
  • 10 g fat
  • 2 g saturated fat
  • 2 g fiber
  • 533 mg sodium

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