If you look around for a green bean casserole recipe, you'll find many contain all sorts of ingredients from condensed milk, to cream of mushroom soup, to bread crumbs, and more.
And while all of those ingredients might work, if you're not careful, the amount of carbs contained in the meal can quickly become overloaded.
In fact, if you're celebrating Thanksgiving or attending some other holiday celebration, you need to be extra cautious of all those carb side dishes – mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes etc. So one of your best options is to cook some great meals for yourself.
Many of the low carb green bean casserole recipes on the web contain bacon grease and pork rinds to add flavor, which we don't really consider “healthy” inclusions.
Of course, you do need flavor, and it's easy to create with some healthier inclusions. For instance, dairy products are a healthy option for your sauce, whether that be sour cream, cheddar cheese, cream cheese or cream.
We also inject flavor by sautéing onions and mushrooms, and with the inclusion of a splash of dry white wine. And the fried onions/shallots on top, really boost the flavor of everything else, making this dish a truly mouthwatering experience.
You can use either fresh cut green beans or frozen green beans – we used fresh green beans (steamed for 5 minutes before use).
Serving This Dish
This dish does not need to be reserved for your Thanksgiving dinner or holiday meal only. It makes a great side dish paired with fish, turkey or chicken and can be included in your regular meal plan.
The recipe serves 4 people and clocks in at 10 grams net carbs for a generous and satisfying serve. If you're including it as a side dish alongside other things, it will stretch to at least 6 people – though it is so yummy people will probably want more. 😉
If you're serving more people, simply double the recipe. If you have leftover, it tastes amazing reheated, too!
This recipe is super easy to make, with just 7 minutes prep time (there's not much to prep), after which you quickly cook the sauce then put everything into a casserole dish and bake – that's it!
If you like an extra cheesy green bean casserole, add more cheese – it won't impact the carb count a great deal.
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Essential Kitchen Equipment
- A small saucepan or fry pan for the sauce
- A small casserole dish – round, square or rectangle
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Kitchen scales
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