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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

11/17/2013
Anonymous
Hardly healthier

This recipe will not serve the needs of anyone on a sodium restricted diet . The sodium is still more than 500 mg per serving for a SIDE dish for one meal. To put it in perspective, the typical low sodium food plan aims for 1200 - 1500 mg sodium in a DAY, not in a meal. I'll go with steamed beans with a little melted butter and some toasted almonds.

a few fewer calories
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11/17/2013
Anonymous
Hardly healthier

This recipe will not serve the needs of anyone on a sodium restricted diet . The sodium is still more than 500 mg per serving for a SIDE dish for one meal. To put it in perspective, the typical low sodium food plan aims for 1200 - 1500 mg sodium in a DAY, not in a meal. I'll go with steamed beans with a little melted butter and some toasted almonds.

a few fewer calories
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11/20/2012
Anonymous
Yum

My flour and milk mixture was very thick. I added more milk to thin it out. Next time will probably add more sherry with the extra milk. I also added extra green beans. I would like more mushrooms too, but not necessary. Just the right amount of pepper and onions for great flavor. I will absolutely make this again!

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01/29/2012
Anonymous

I did not use the buttermilk or sherry, added water to the mix and put a little more flour because I double the amount of green beans to 8 cups. I used shitake mushrooms, whole milk and a small onion in order to replace the mushroom soup I couldn't find at Trader Joe's and I used onion pieces from Trader Joe's as a topping along with parmesan cheese as I like very little salt in my recipes. My 8 yr old daughter loved it and no MSG or artifical anything!!! Thank you!!!

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Anonymous wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

" to replace the mushroom

" to replace the mushroom soup I couldn't find at Trader Joe's "
Am I reading the recipe wrong? I didn't see mushroom soup in the ingredients list for this recipe.

Anonymous wrote 2 years 15 weeks ago

I didn't use the sherry, I

I didn't use the sherry, I just added about a half cup extra of milk, and a little extra sour cream. It's a little bit higher fat, but it comes out just fine.

11/28/2011
Anonymous
Ok, but not worth the sacrifice

I found this to be disappointing; it just didn't have the rich taste that the classic green bean casserole (recipe on the soup can) has. And the savings isn't substantial either, (200+ calories and 10 grams of fat/serving I think it is?)...maybe opt for the fat-free soup and the classic recipe next time.

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Anonymous wrote 30 weeks 2 days ago

Thanks for you honest post..

Thanks for you honest post.. I agree

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