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Holiday Green Bean Casserole

Try this green bean casserole and you'll never go back to the old stuff. — Laura Fall-Sutton, Buhl, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cut fresh green beans (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Directions

  • Place beans in a Dutch oven and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, saute mushrooms in butter until tender. Stir in flour, onion and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in beans and cheese until blended.
  • Transfer to an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray (dish will be full). Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over the top.
  • Bake, uncovered, 12-16 minutes or until bubbly and heated through.



Test Kitchen Tips
  • Instead of snapping off the ends of each green bean like Grandma did, trim a bunch in seconds. Gather beans in a small pile, lining up the tips on one side. Cut off tips with a single slice using a chef’s knife. Flip the pile over and do the same on the other side.
  • If you don't have the minced onion on hand, substitute fresh. One tablespoon of dried minced onion equals 1/4 cup minced raw onion.
  • Fresh green beans make a great base for our favorite green bean recipes. Serve along with our favorite Christmas casseroles and classic Thanksgiving side dishes.
  • Nutrition Facts
    2/3 cup: 144 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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