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Healthy Homemade Green Bean Casserole

This is a delicious lower-calorie version of traditional green bean casserole.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

  • Calories 115
  • Carbohydrate 11 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Fat 6 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 225 mg

This Recipe Serves 7

Ingredients

Casserole
Cooking spray
4 Laughing Cow, LIGHT French Onion cheese wedges
1 tablespoon canola oil
½ onion, finely diced
1 teaspoon Smart Balance margarine
8 ounces sliced mushrooms, diced
¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ cup fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons corn starch
2 teaspoons cold water
1/4 cup 1% milk
2 -14.5 cans no-salt added, cut green beans, drained

Corn Flake Topping
1 cup corn flakes, crushed
1 2/3 tablespoons Smart Balance margarine, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 1.5 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Heat Laughing Cow cheese wedges in microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Set aside.
  3. In a large sauté pan heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add margarine to pan and melt. Add mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook for 4-5 minutes. Pour chicken broth into pan and simmer for 1 minute. 
  5. In a small bowl, mix together corn starch and water; add to chicken broth and stir for 1 minute.
  6. Add melted Laughing Cow cheese to pan and mix well. Add milk to pan; stir to incorporate. Cook additional 2-3 minutes until thick.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in green beans. Pour green bean mixture into baking dish.
  8. In a small bowl prepare corn flake topping by, mixing together corn flakes and margarine. Spread corn flake mixture on top of green beans. Bake 15-20 minutes.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: If you need this recipe to be gluten-free, make sure to use gluten-free chicken broth and gluten-free corn flakes.

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