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Classic Green Bean Casserole-Low Fat and Low Calorie

 
Classic Green Bean Casserole-Low Fat and Low Calorie
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This version of the classic green bean casserole lightens the load without sacrificing the flavor or creaminess. Making your own french fried onions adds loads of crispy fried onion goodness.

Yield

6

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

48

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

2 ½ tablespoons canola oil
divided, or other vegetable oil
1 medium sweet vidalia onions
half diced, half thinly sliced, divided
9 ounces mushrooms
chopped
1 ½ tablespoon onion powder
1 ¼ teaspoons salt
divided
½ teaspoon thyme
dried
*
½ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground, or as needed
cup all-purpose flour
divided
1 cup milk, 1%
*
3 ½ tablespoons sherry
dry
1 pound green beans
frozen french-cut, about 4 1/4 cups
cup sour cream, light
3 ½ tablespoons buttermilk, powdered
1 ¼ teaspoon paprika
¾ teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

Preheat oven to 400℉ (200℃) F.

Coat a 2½-quart baking dish evenly with cooking spray or grease with butter.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Stir in diced onion and cook, stirring often, until softened and slightly translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.

Add mushrooms, onion powder, 1 teaspoon salt, thyme and pepper.

Cook, stirring often, until the mushroom juices are almost evaporated, about 4 minutes.

Sprinkle ⅓ cup flour over the vegetables, stir to coat.

Stir in milk and sherry and bring to a simmer, stirring often.

Add green beans and bring to a simmer again.

Cook, stirring, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.

Stir in sour cream and buttermilk powder.

Transfer to the prepared baking dish.

Mix together the remaining ⅓ cup flour, paprika, garlic powder and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt in a shallow dish.

Add sliced onion, toss to coat.

Heat the remaining 2½ tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Stir in the onion along with any remaining flour mixture and cook, turning once or twice, until golden and crispy, about 5 minutes.

Spread the onion topping evenly over the casserole.

Bake the casserole until bubbling, about 15 minutes.

Allow cool for a few minutes.

Serve warm.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+3

almost 7 years

Definitely a much better taste and much healthier green bean casserole recipe, and you really should make your own French fried onions instead of store-bought ones, which makes huge difference of the taste, also a lot healthier; low-fat milk, sour cream and butter milk powder made a creamy and rich sauce without feeling guilty, and we used fresh green beans, but frozen French cut ones would work just fine, and because we love homemade onion rings, we doubled the amount of onion rings on top, a fantastic Thanksgiving green bean casserole!

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Barbara Voegtlin
Viera, Florida
 almost 7 years ago

Family just loved it!!Thanks.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 185g (6.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 18337% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 577mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 10% Iron 10%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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