Side Dish

Greek Yogurt Green Bean Casserole

 

 

This green bean casserole is so easy and tasty! And its soup free!

This easy Greek Yogurt Green Bean Casserole is simple to make and delivers on flavor while keeping the ingredients soup-free!

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When it comes to holiday food, there are two camps of thought – either you try brand new recipes all the time, or you stick to the exact same menu and recipes that have been handed down through generations.

Easy Green Bean Casserole

As for my family, we tend to play both sides – there are certain holidays where we stick to the same menu and even recipes that we have used for years, and then there are times that we branch out and try new things. Take this past Thanksgiving, for example – we used pretty much the same menu that we always do, but I convinced my family to do the majority of the food in crock pots (best decision EVER, seriously!). I have also been slowing reinventing all of our old family-approved recipes to remove all the “junk” ingredients. We seriously over indulge in all things cheese, butter, sugar, and wine on holidays – but there is no need to add processed cream-of-crap soup to that as well.

No Soup Green Bean Casserole - a lightened up healthier version!

Green Bean Casserole is one of my favorite holiday side dishes, but its also one that I don’t like making. Cream of Mushroom soup totally grosses me out, but I also don’t like taking the time to make a homemade béchamel sauce during the hustle and bustle of pulling a giant foodie-feast together. This Green Bean Casserole, though is super easy to throw together, but it still retains all the awesome flavor of the original recipe – actually better, I think, because it uses fresh ingredients! The green beans are smothered in a creamy greek yogurt sauce laced with sautéed shallots, garlic and mushrooms, layered with a light smattering of sharp and nutty parmesan cheese and then topped with a super crunchy combination of sliced almonds and panko breadcrumbs. Its amazing, its easy, its healthier, and its perfect for your next holiday gathering!

Lightened UP Green Bean Casserole - so easy and so tasty!

 

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Greek Yogurt Green Bean Casserole

Lightened UP Green Bean Casserole - so easy and so tasty!

This easy Greek Yogurt Green Bean Casserole is simple to make and delivers on flavor while keeping the ingredients soup-free!

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 14 oz frozen whole green beans
  • 8 oz mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock

**Sauce

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 TBSP flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

**Topping

  • 1 TBSP minced dried onion
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F.

Spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium and warm up 1 TBSP butter.

Sautee the shallot, garlic and mushrooms with 1/2 cup of chicken stock, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has completely evaporated.

Remove from pan and place in a medium bowl.

Thaw the frozen green beans in the microwave for about 5 minutes.

Add them to the bowl with the onions and mushrooms.

In another medium bowl, mix together the greek yogurt, flour, salt, pepper, and sugar.

When the green beans are kind of cool, mix the sauce into the beans and onion mixture and evenly spread into the prepared baking dish.

In a small bowl, mix together the dried onion, parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs for the topping.

Evenly sprinkle over the top of the green beans.

Bake, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown.

Enjoy!

Notes

You can assemble this ahead of time and store, covered, in the fridge, until ready to bake.

Looking for other easy and awesome holiday side dishes? Check these out:

BEST Creamed Corn

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Cheesy Potato Casserole 

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This green bean casserole uses greek yogurt instead of cream of mushroom soup! Its EASY to make and so delicious!!!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Courtney
    December 9, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    I love the concept of using a Greek yogurt base other than condensed soups! Most condensed soups have MSG in them, and I I can’t eat MSG without getting a major migraine, so I am excited about this recipe! 🙂

  • Reply
    Michele
    January 8, 2017 at 4:47 PM

    Greek yogurt is such a great idea in this! I. can’t wait to try it and see the unique flavor zing it adds too

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