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Home-Style Green Bean Casserole

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Home-Style Green Bean Casserole

This green bean casserole gets a twenty-first century makeover from fresh veggies and a lightened (but super-rich!) homemade sauce. Fresh and crispy green beans, reduced fat milk, nonfat buttermilk, and tangy ranch dressing seasoning mix give this Southern casserole a rich yet nonfattening flavor. Bulked up with flavors of thyme, salt, pepper, fried onions, panko, and plum tomatoes, this green bean casserole is perfect for a hearty and healthy comfort dish – and we admit, healthy and low-calorie dishes are hard to come by in Southern comfort food. The best part: it’s under 200 calories per serving! Serve it alongside your favorite grilled meat, bring it to the family potluck, or eat is as your main dish. It’s versatile, crispy, and delicious.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Place beans into a large saucepan of boiling water; cook 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain well. Place beans in a large bowl; set aside.

Step 3

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and thyme to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms; sauté 10 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, stirring frequently. Stir in wine, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in chicken broth; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until thick, stirring constantly. Add mushroom mixture to green beans; toss well. Place green bean mixture in a 2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish. Combine fried onions and grated cheese in a small bowl. Top green bean mixture evenly with fried onion mixture. Bake at 425° for 17 minutes or until top is lightly browned.