Creamy Green Beans Recipe

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"This satisfying side-dish casserole has a slightly sweet-and-sour flavor," informs Lynn Hansen of North Liberty, Iowa. "It's a favorite around my house for the holidays and anytime."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups frozen French-style green beans
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat margarine
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat process American cheese product (reduced-fat Velveeta)

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 70 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place beans in a microwave-safe baking dish; microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, saute onion in margarine for 1 minute. Stir in flour until smooth; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in yogurt. Add beans and pepper. Top with cheese and let stand until melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Creamy Green Beans in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p17

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