Healthy Green Bean Casserole


Experience a healthier take on a traditional favorite with our Fresh Twist on a Classic: Healthy Green Bean Casserole. This dish maintains the soul of the classic casserole but with a lighter approach, featuring fresh green beans, a homemade creamy mushroom sauce, and a crispy onion topping. Perfectly balanced in flavor and texture, it's a delightful addition to any meal, offering both nutrition and comfort.

Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Time Requirements

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes


  • Serves: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 portion

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 200 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 10g


  • Fresh green beans: 500 grams (1.1 pounds)
  • Mushrooms, sliced: 200 grams (2 cups)
  • Onion, thinly sliced: 100 grams (1 cup)
  • Garlic, minced: 10 grams (2 cloves)
  • Flour: 30 grams (2 tablespoons)
  • Milk or almond milk: 240 ml (1 cup)
  • Olive oil: 30 ml (2 tablespoons)
  • Fresh herbs (thyme or parsley): for garnish

Method of Preparation

  1. Blanch green beans in boiling water, then shock in ice water. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a skillet, heat olive oil and sauté mushrooms, garlic, and onions until tender.
  3. Stir in flour, then gradually add milk, stirring to create a creamy sauce.
  4. Combine green beans and mushroom sauce in a baking dish.
  5. Top with crispy onions.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
  7. Garnish with fresh herbs before serving.

Culinary Tips

  • For a gluten-free version, use cornstarch instead of flour.
  • Add a sprinkle of grated Parmesan to the top before baking for a cheesy crust.


Can I make this casserole vegan?

Yes, use almond milk and a vegan butter alternative.

How can I store leftovers?

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I add other vegetables?

Certainly, try adding bell peppers or carrots for extra nutrition.

Our Fresh Twist on a Classic: Healthy Green Bean Casserole is a testament to the fact that healthy eating can be both delicious and comforting. This dish is perfect for gatherings, potlucks, or a wholesome family dinner, bringing everyone together over a plate of nourishing goodness. Here's to healthy twists on beloved classics! 🥘🌱🍴