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Green Bean Casserole

November/December 2008

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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...

28 Reviews for Green Bean Casserole

11/22/2011
Anonymous
Good starting point

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!

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11/14/2011
Anonymous
what I cannot make because my husband is allergic to alcohol

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

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Anonymous wrote 20 weeks 4 days ago

You could simply omit the

You could simply omit the sherry.

11/08/2011
Anonymous
NOT a healthier version

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!

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Anonymous wrote 20 weeks 1 day ago

Healthier isin't just fewer

Healthier isin't just fewer calories. No preservatives, chemical additives, etc are important also. Many cans contain BPA in the lining...

Anonymous wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

....and tasteless!

....and tasteless!

Anonymous wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

I checked Cambell's &

I checked Cambell's & French's recipes for Green Bean Casserole & the calories counts are lower. Not sure how you got 82 calories because that is about half of what the other recipes contain.

12/01/2010

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.

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Anonymous wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

Did you replace the butter

Did you replace the butter milk with regular low fat milk?

12/01/2010

Excellent dish. I will leave out the buttermilk powder the next time I make it as it gives a little more sour taste then I like.

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