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    Healthier Green Bean Casserole

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    ellie_'s Note:

    This sounds similar to my mom's green bean casserole but a healthier version and quicker too as it is cooked in a skillet instead of the oven. Recipe source: Cook's Illustrated

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    1. 1
      In a small bowl toss together shallots, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper and 2 tablespoons flour. Set aside.
    2. 2
      In a skillet heat 3 tablespoon oil over medium high heat; add shallots and cook until golden and crisp (5 minutes).
    3. 3
      Transfer shallots with the oil to baking sheet lined with paper towels.
    4. 4
      Wipe out skillet and return to medium high heat, adding remaining oil (2 tablespoons), mushrooms and 1/4 teaspoon salt, cooking stirring until browned (8 - 10 minutes). Transfer to plate and set aside.
    5. 5
      Wipe out skillet and heat butter over medium heat, adding onion when butter melts, cooking stirring occasionally until edges brown (2 minutes).
    6. 6
      Stir in garlic and remaining flour (1 tablespoon), green beans, thyme and bay leaves.
    7. 7
      Stir in cream, broth, increasing heat to medium high, cover and cook until beans are tender (4-5 minutes).
    8. 8
      Stir in mushrooms, continuing to cook uncovered until beans are tender and sauce thickens (4-5 minutes). Remove from heat.
    9. 9
      Discard bay leaves and thyme, season with salt and pepper.
    10. 10
      Transfer to serving dish, sprinkling with reserved shallots.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 26, 2010


      This was a big hit. I used sugar snap peas instead of green beans (personal preference). I've never had Green Bean Casserole, but am glad I tried this!

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    • on October 27, 2007


      I like this version of green bean casserole because it doesn't use the "cream of" soup or the french fried onions. In my opinion, this one is much better and I will use it often. I added chicken broth instead of vegetable broth. Great flavor!

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    Nutritional Facts for Healthier Green Bean Casserole

    Serving Size: 1 (202 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 317.9
    Calories from Fat 240
    Total Fat 26.7 g
    Saturated Fat 10.8 g
    Cholesterol 50.9 mg
    Sodium 145.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
    Sugars 3.3 g
    Protein 5.6 g

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