Every family has their version of a traditional green bean casserole recipe.
It’s the vegetable version of “comfort food” — green beans, condensed cream of mushroom soup, and of course, crispy fried onions from a can.
We created a lighter version of the classic green bean casserole recipe with mushrooms, fresh herbs, sherry wine, yogurt, and crispy onions not from a can and we think it tastes even better than the original!
Green Bean Casserole
We created a lighter version of the classic green bean casserole recipe with mushrooms, fresh herbs, sherry wine, yogurt, and crispy onions.
- 5 Tbsp. whole-wheat flour, divided use
- ½ tsp. paprika
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- 1 medium onion, (½ onion thinly sliced, ½ onion chopped), divided use
- 3 tsp. olive oil, divided use
- 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
- ½ tsp. onion powder
- 3 fresh thyme sprigs, leaves removed and chopped, stems discarded
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- ½ cup reduced-fat (2%) milk
- 2 Tbsp. dry sherry wine
- 1 lb. frozen French-cut green beans
- 1 cup reduced-fat (2%) plain yogurt
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Combine 2 Tbsp. flour, paprika, and garlic powder in a medium bowl; mix well.
Add sliced onion; mix until well coated. Set aside.
Heat 2 tsp. oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add sliced onion mixture; cook, turning once or twice, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Remove from skillet and place on a paper towel. Set aside. Wipe skillet clean.
Heat remaining 1 tsp. oil in skillet over medium-high heat.
Add chopped onions; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 4 minutes, or until translucent.
Add mushrooms; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the liquid released from mushrooms is almost completely evaporated.
Add remaining 3 Tbsp. flour, onion powder, thyme, salt, and pepper; mix until vegetables are coated.
Add milk and sherry; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until bubbly and slightly thickened.
Add green beans; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.
Add yogurt; mix until combined.
Place green bean mixture in casserole dish. Top with onion mixture.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until casserole is bubbly.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
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