Healthier Green Bean Casserole (Holiday Recipe)

Healthier Green Bean Casserole (Holiday Recipe)

Course: Side Dish
Keyword: healthy thanksgiving
Servings: 12 servings


  • 2.5 lbs. green beans cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion sliced thin
  • 3 tbs. all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2.5 cups low fat milk
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat bread crumbs


  • Pre heat oven to 425.
  • Toss green beans in bowl with1 tablespoon olive oil and divide into two baking sheets. Roast for 20-25 minutes until tender.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in sauce pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft. Add flour and salt. Add milk and keep stirring until sauce is thick (about 4 minutes).
  • Once green beans are done being roasted. Preheat oven to broil.
  • Transfer half green beans to baking sheet then cover with half the sauce. Layer other half of green beans and cover with the rest of the sauce.
  • Combine bread crumbs and remaining oil into a small bowl and sprinkle over green beans.
  • Place green beans in the oven on broil for 1-4 minutes, watch until breadcrumbs become brown at the top. Let sit for 10 minutes.