I love green bean casserole. We didn't have it for Thanksgiving this year as we had about a million other things, so I am holding out for Christmas. I made some this week, and the recipe was inspired by my friend, Sample Lady, at Trader Joe's. I love that place.
This dish has fewer calories and less sodium and no weird ingredients from canned soup (not that I can really bag on the stuff, because the original is so darn tasty). But this is a very, very good alternative. Really, you should try it. Really.
OHM's Green Beans
© One Healthy Mama 2008
1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and rinsed (you can use frozen if you'd like)
salt and pepper to taste
2/3 cup grated gruyere cheese
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2/3 cup canned fried onions (I used TJ's and they don't have any weird chemicals either, but use what you can)
Put your beans in a pan and cover with water. Add a dash of salt.
Simmer for 5-7 minutes, 'til tender-crisp; drain.
In a baking dish (I used my pie plate), toss with cheese, almonds and onions.
Cover and bake for about 15 minutes at 350.
Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and voila!
I promise this is good. All those textures and flavors together give you a nice fresh alternative to the ol' standby. Give 'er a go!