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Easy - and Healthy - Green Bean Casserole
Easy - and Healthy - Green Bean Casserole
recipe thankgiving
4/15/13 2:55 PM
Green bean casserole is a Thanksgiving favorite. Read on to find out how to make a lighter version that's just as delicious.

Easy Green Bean Casserole
Serves 8

Ingredients:
9 oz. frozen or canned French-style green beans, washed and trimmed
1 onion, chopped
1 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. whole wheat or all-purpose flour
1/2 cup non-fat milk
1 cup non-fat plain yogurt
1 cup nonfat cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Preparation
1. Steam green beans for 10 minutes or until tender; set aside.
2. Melt butter in small skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions to skillet and cook mixing frequently for 2 to 4 minutes or until translucent.
3. Add flour, salt, pepper, and stir continually with a wooden spoon for one minute.
4. Whisk in milk and continue cooking until bubbly and slightly thickened.
5. Add yogurt; mix until combined.
6. Stir in steamed green beans and continue cooking until mixture is completely heated through.
7. Pour into 9x13 casserole dish and sprinkle cheese evenly on top.
8. Broil in over for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese melts.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories: 77
Carbohydrates: 7g
Fat: 1g
Protein: 6g

What is your favorite Thanksgiving side?
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RE: Easy - and Healthy - Green Bean Casserole
12/6/12 12:20 PM as a reply to Croftraider.
Just now saw this! Looks yum!! Thanks!
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RE: Easy - and Healthy - Green Bean Casserole
12/7/12 8:58 AM as a reply to Croftraider.
Might try this with greek yogurt for the extra protein. Thanks for posting!
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RE: Easy - and Healthy - Green Bean Casserole
12/9/12 4:34 PM as a reply to Croftraider.
This sounds delicious! Green Bean Casserole is one of my favorite holiday dishes. I'll definitely be trying this as a healthier alternative!
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