Thursday, November 15, 2007

Healthy Green Bean Casserole

As promised, I'm adding some of the Thanksgiving recipes I'll be making this weekend! I was trying to figure out a good way to make Green Bean Casserole, because I love that stuff, but the French's fried onions that are usually in the casserole are a whopping 30 points per can! And when a whole can is involved, that's just not worth it to me! So, I made fried onions of my own! I haven't cooked this yet, but it sounds delicious! Really the only thing modified from the original recipe are the onions.

Healthy Green Bean Casserole
8 servings/1 point each

4 cups canned green beans, drained (I estimated on cups... 2 cans)
1 can 98% FF cream of mushroom soup
3/4 c. skim milk
1 large onion
3 tbsp flour
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder

First we'll prepare the onions:
1. Slice the onions as thinly as you'd like, in small pieces.
2. In a ziplock bag, combine the flour, salt, peper, and garlic.
3. Add the onions a little at a time, coating them evenly.
4. Grill them in a very hot skillet sprayed with cooking spray until they are brown & crispy.

Now, for the rest:
1. Combine the green beans, milk, soup, and 3/4 of the onions in a bowl.
2. Spread into a baking dish that's sprayed w/cooking spray.
3. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees until heated through.
4. Add the remaining 1/4 onions on top & bake another 5 minutes.


Once Upon A Dieter said...

Oh, I'm so glad you posted that. I love GB casserole, and it's one of the things i most look forward to as a Thanksgiving side dish. My niece usually makes it (full fat). But I may take my own this year.


The Princess

Heather said...

eeek! I have always been the girl who never eats her green beans. ick.