Classy Green Bean Casserole

Classy Green Bean Casserole

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Green bean casserole doesn't have to be just a Thanksgiving treat; in under 30-minutes you can enjoy this dish any time of year.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 2 pounds haricot verts or tender young green beans
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
  • ½ cup fat-free milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup light dairy sour cream

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Trim haricot verts or tender young green beans. If desired, halve haricot verts or green beans. In a covered large saucepan, cook beans in a small amount boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and set aside. (Or, use two 16-ounce packages frozen French-style green beans, cooked according to package directions.)
  2. In another large saucepan, combine cut-up reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), fat-free milk, garlic, minced and ground black pepper. Cook over low heat until melted and smooth, whisking constantly; remove from heat. Whisk in light dairy sour cream. Add green beans; toss to coat.
  3. Spread green bean mixture in a 2-quart au gratin dish or rectangular baking dish. Bake, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until heated through, stirring once halfway through baking.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅔ cup
  • Per serving: 88 calories; 4 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 33 mcg folate; 12 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 719 IU vitamin A; 11 mg vitamin C; 74 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 79 mg sodium; 232 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1½ vegetable, 1 fat

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