Healthy Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Healthy Homemade Green Bean Casserole
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This classic Thanksgiving side dish gets a diabetes-friendly makeover, without losing any of its rich, savory flavor.
  • Prep time
    25 min
  • Servings
    7 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/2 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

7 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/2 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 110

  • Total Fat 6g
    • Saturated Fat 1.6g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 6mg
  • Sodium 260mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 4g
  • Protein 4g
  • Potassium 240mg
  • Phosphorus 130mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 1 Fat



  • nonstick cooking spray
  • Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Cheese Wedges
    4 wedges
  • canola oil
    1 tbsp
  • onion(s) (finely diced)
  • Smart Balance margarine
    1 tsp
  • white (button) mushrooms (sliced)
    8 oz
  • salt
    1/8 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • low sodium vegetable broth
    1/2 cup
  • Cornstarch
    2 tsp
  • cold water
    2 tsp
  • 1% milk
    1/4 cup
  • no-salt-added canned cut green beans (drained)
    2 (14.5-oz) cans
  • corn flakes (crushed)
    1 cup
  • Smart Balance margarine (melted)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 1.5 quart baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Heat Laughing Cow cheese wedges in microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Set aside.

  3. In a large sauté pan heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté 2-3 minutes.

  4. Add margarine to pan and melt. Add mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook for 4-5 minutes. Pour chicken broth into pan and simmer for 1 minute.

  5. In a small bowl, mix together corn starch and water; add to chicken broth and stir for 1 minute.

  6. Add melted Laughing Cow cheese to pan and mix well. Add milk to pan; stir to incorporate. Cook additional 2-3 minutes until thick.

  7. Remove from heat and stir in green beans. Pour green bean mixture into baking dish.

  8. In a small bowl prepare corn flake topping by, mixing together corn flakes and margarine. Spread corn flake mixture on top of green beans. Bake 15-20 minutes.