This recipe is great because it has an emphasis on natural ingredients (opposed to all the stuff that comes in a can of soup). For me, the recipe is more complicated than necessary but makes a good base. For fewer calories "oven fried" onion straws are the way to go, too! I usually just make a standard white sauce with a mild cheese toss in cooked onion, beans...but this recipe is a step in the "wholesome" direction, for sure!
Green Bean Casserole
From EatingWell: November/December 2008
This healthy revision of green bean casserole skips the canned soup and all the fat and sodium that come with it. Our white sauce with sliced fresh mushrooms, sweet onions and low-fat milk makes a creamy, rich casserole.
28 Reviews for Green Bean Casserole
I loved the concept till I got to the sherry my husband is allergic to alcohol so I had to go the old fashioned route. sorry any suggestions how to make it low fat minus alcohol. thanks
How can this version be considered "Eating Well"?? It's a side dish! Side dishes should not be 212 calories and 10 grams of fat! Not unless you plan on eating a 2 oz piece of chicken or fish and nothing else.... I understand some people don't like the "canned taste" but if you make this dish with the 98% fat free condensed soup, fresh mushrooms, canned green beans, fat free milk and the french dried onions you get a serving that is only 82 calories and like 3 grams of fat... not THAT is low cal, low fat!
Very Good. I used fresh green beans instead of the frozen french cut and used the French fried onions (purchased in a carton) on top. I also will leave out the buttermilk powder the next time I make it as it adds more of a sour taste then I like.