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.

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    Made this for the first time today on Thanksgiving, really liked it as a healthy alternative to the high fat Green Bean casserole. Will be sure to make this on Christmas too. Thank you. Also, could someone update the recipe so we know how much Smart Balance to add to the corn flakes topping as it only says 1…1 what?

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    This is very good tasting but it does not state how much melted margarine to mix with the cornflakes. It just says 1. 1 tsp? tbsp? cup? Instructions are very good except for that one detail which I'm sure is a typing mistake. If anyone can fill in the blank I would appreciate it.