Healthy Green Bean Casserole

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I don’t know about you, but when Thanksgiving rolls around, I am alllll about the side dishes. Yeah, turkey is good too, but sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, delicious salads and rolls… sign me up. I am SO pumped to share this Healthy Green Bean Casserole with you today to add to the bomb side dish lineup at your Thanksgiving feast this year!

Healthy Green Bean Casserole

ingredients needed for healthy green bean casserole

Here’s what you need for this green bean casserole!

  • French green beans
  • Yellow onion
  • Garlic
  • Ghee
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Bread crumbs
  • Sliced almonds

The creamy sauce in this recipe is the same one from my Creamy Veggie Pasta Skillet!

Healthy Green Bean Casserole ingredients

healthy green bean casserole: step-by-step

Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a large skillet. Add minced garlic and thinly sliced onion and saute until onion is translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. 

Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and add trimmed green beans, salt and pepper to taste, and 1/2 cup vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes. 

Transfer cooked green beans to another bowl and set aside. (There will be some liquid left – that’s okay!)

In the same large skillet, add 2 Tbsp ghee or butter, 2 Tbsp of whole wheat flour and stir constantly with a whisk. Next, add 3/4 cup vegetable broth and 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk and stir constantly until sauce begins to boil and thicken.

Stir in 1/2-3/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese and 3/4 tsp Italian seasoning.

Next, add cooked green beans, garlic and onion back in with the sauce, and stir well until everything is evenly coated and cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.

Transfer cooked green beans and sauce to prepared 9×13 pan.

Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Dry out one of your small bowls (for fewer dirty dishes, haha) and combine bread crumbs, sliced almonds and 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and stir to coat. Use a large spoon to sprinkle topping evenly across the top of the green beans.

Place the pan in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then turn on broil for 2 minutes to finish.

Healthy Green Bean Casserole

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Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Shanna Hutcheson
This Healthy Green Bean Casserole is made with fresh green beans & other whole food ingredients; a delicious Thanksgiving side dish!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 235 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 lb French green beans trimmed
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Creamy Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp ghee or melted butter
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk original flavor
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Topping Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.  
  • Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a large skillet. Add minced garlic and thinly sliced onion and saute until onion is translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. 
  • Add another tbsp of olive oil to the skillet and add trimmed green beans, salt and pepper to taste, and 1/2 cup vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes. 
  • Transfer cooked green beans to another bowl and set aside. 
  • In the same large skillet, add 2 Tbsp ghee or butter, 2 Tbsp of whole wheat flour and stir constantly with a whisk.
  • Add 3/4 cup vegetable broth and 1 cup of Almondmilk and stir constantly until sauce begins to boil and thicken.
  • Stir in 1/2-3/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese and 3/4 tsp Italian seasoning.
  • Next, add cooked green beans, garlic and onion back in with the sauce, and stir well until everything is evenly coated and cook over medium heat for 3-5 min. Transfer cooked green beans and sauce to prepared 9×13 pan.
  • Dry out one of your small bowls, and combine bread crumbs, sliced almonds and 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and stir to coat. Use a large spoon to sprinkle topping evenly across the top of the green beans.
  • Place in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then turn on broil for 2 minutes to finish.
  • Serve hot and enjoy! Store leftovers in airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 7gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 392mgPotassium: 225mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 547IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 210mgIron: 1mg
Keyword green bean casserole, healthy side dish, thanksgiving side dish
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Healthy Green Bean Casserole

I hope you and your family enjoy this Healthy Green Bean Casserole at Thanksgiving or anytime throughout the year! Please be sure to tag me in your Instagram stories at @wellnessforthewin so I can see! Share the love by pinning this recipe on Pinterest for others to discover, too! Appreciate you 🙂

Shanna

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4 Comments

    1. I haven’t tried to do that myself yet, but I definitely think you could! I would suggest doing all the steps up to the point that you put it into the oven, store in the fridge WITHOUT topping, then wait until you are going to bake it in the oven to add the topping. I think this would work perfectly!

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe was delicious! It tasted very fresh and was a great spin on a traditional side dish. I will definitely be making this again for holidays and gatherings. It will quickly become a staple if you do!

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