Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Healthy Green Bean Casserole

A healthier alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving green bean casserole, this healthy green bean casserole is made with olive oil, Greek yogurt and homemade breadcrumbs (or almond meal for a gluten-free version).

Healthy Green Bean Casserole
 
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Recipe type: Sides, Gluten-Free, Primal
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
Breadcrumb topping:
  • 3 slices dry whole-wheat bread, cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, soft, cut into pieces
Gluten Free Topping:
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup Parmesan
Casserole:
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (8 oz)
  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, ends removed, cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare the topping by pulsing the bread and butter in food processor, or (gluten free version) by mixing the almond meal with the Parmesan.
  3. Measure out your yogurt, mix it with ½ teaspoon kosher salt, the garlic powder and the cayenne pepper. Leave it out of the fridge.
  4. In a large, deep skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion with ½ teaspoon of the salt and cook 4 minutes, stirring often, until onions are golden brown.
  5. Add the green beans and cook, stirring often, 4 more minutes, until just tender. Add the garlic and cook 1 more minute. Remove from heat.
  6. Stir in the cheddar until it melts, then stir in the seasoned yogurt.
  7. Transfer the mixture into a 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with the topping. Bake 30 minutes, until topping is golden. If using the almond flour topping, you might need to finish it under the broiler for a minute or so to get it to brown.
Notes
Nutrition for a serving (1/4) of the gluten-free version:
Calories: 270; Total Fat: 16g; Carbohydrates: 19g; Sugars: 0g; Sodium: 516mg; Fiber: 6g; Protein: 15g
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 325; Fat: 15g; Carbohydrates: 33g; Sugar: 3g; Sodium: 516mg; Fiber: 7g; Protein: 15g

 
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