Healthy Green Bean Casserole Recipes

Find healthy, delicious green bean casserole recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Rating: 5 stars
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Typical green bean casseroles bathe ingredients in a heavy cream sauce and top them with buttered breadcrumbs or cheese. Our healthier version saves about 160 calories and 12 grams of saturated fat compared to a traditional recipe.

Tomato & Green Bean Casserole with Spicy Herb Pesto

Rating: 5 stars
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No gloppy canned soup in this healthy green bean casserole recipe. Simply give cilantro, parsley or chives (or a mix of all three) a whirl in the food processor to make the pesto-like sauce that ties the casserole together.

Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions

Rating: 4 stars
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Thanks to fresh green beans, an easy homemade cream sauce and crispy onion topping, this green bean casserole recipe is healthier and more delicious than traditional recipes that use canned soup, beans and onions. Plus, the slow cooker saves you time cooking at the stove. Make sure to use fresh green beans, as frozen green beans will become mushy.

Green Bean Casserole

Rating: 3.62 stars
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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.

Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Rating: 4 stars
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A slimmed-down white sauce makes this creamy green bean casserole side dish recipe low fat.

Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole

Turn a classic holiday side dish gluten-free with a healthy version of cream of mushroom soup and a homemade crispy onion topping. No one will even know it's wheat-free!

Green Bean Casserole with Caramelized Onions

Rating: 4 stars
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This is not the no-mess, super-easy recipe of yore, but it is low in fat and high in flavor. To go one step further, substitute 1/2 pound fresh green beans for frozen. Simply trim and cut into 1-inch lengths. Then blanch the beans for 1 to 2 minutes in boiling water, refresh under cold water and spread in the baking dish.

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Rating: 5 stars
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Now everyone can enjoy classic Thanksgiving favorites, like this dairy-free green bean casserole. We make a homemade vegan cream of mushroom soup using almond milk for the creamy base that's combined with fresh green beans. Top it off with classic french-fried onions (we have a vegan recipe for that, too!) for a side dish everyone will devour.

Green Bean Casserole Fritters

Enjoy green bean casserole fritter-style in this new twist on a classic Thanksgiving favorite. The traditional ingredients are all there, but instead of baking in a casserole dish, these green beans are turned into fritters that bake in the oven and get topped with creamy yogurt and french-fried onions. Feel free to add a bit of crumbled bacon on top too if you'd like!
By Carolyn Casner

Chicken, Mushroom & Wild Rice Casserole

Rating: 3.44 stars
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In Minnesota, chicken, mushrooms and wild rice are often bound together in a casserole with cream of mushroom soup. We forgo the sodium-rich canned soup and make a light, creamy sauce that gets depth of flavor from dry sherry and Parmesan cheese. If you already have cooked chicken, use 4 cups and skip Step 2.
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Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Our healthier version saves about 160 calories and 12 grams of saturated fat compared to a traditional recipe.

How to Make Summer Green Bean Casserole

No gloppy canned soup in this healthy green bean casserole recipe. A pesto-like sauce that ties the casserole together.