Thanksgiving Side: {Tangy Green Bean Casserole}

This is the last day in the healthier Thanksgiving series that I embarked on this week.  It sure was fun to create all these new healthy dishes for you and your families to enjoy!  Like I said at the beginning, you don't have to use all of them, but just subbing in one of these healthier versions instead of the traditional will help you not to overdo it on Turkey-day :)  I'd love to hear which ones you actually cook, so be sure to email me or leave a comment afterwards!  Before making this dish, I felt as though green bean casserole was only invited to the big meal because of its green color and perceived "healthy" factor. Nothing else in the Thanksgiving meal is green...and I kinda think that's ok!  BUT, after making this different tangy version, I think it's a nice balance to the other flavors on the plate.

Introducing Tangy Green Bean Casserole:

Featuring green beans (duh), a creamy 3 cheese sauce, Chobani plain yogurt, and spicy brown mustard....then topped with sliced almonds and nutritional yeast. 

I loved that I could just put the frozen green beans straight into the casserole and into the oven.  This meal had about 3 minutes of prep work and that was IT!  You'll notice there are no onions in this recipe. No crunchy fried onions on top. No diced onions inside. No grilled onions as garnish. No onions.  Because Dear Hubby hates onions. If you feel the need to add some, please do!

An hour later, creamy tangy green goodness emerged from the oven...onto a spoon...and into my mouth.

Full nutritional stats per serving:

Calories = 104; Fat = 5.2; Carbs = 9.1; Sugar grams = 3; Protein = 4.1; Fiber = 2.6; WW Points = 2;

And you know, the best part of Thanksgiving is how all the dishes and flavors mix together on your plate.  So if you missed any of the other recipes from this healthier Thanksgiving Menu, please be sure to go back and check them out:

PS. The plan for next week is to go back to posting 3x a week, and to include some great "Thanksgiving leftovers" recipes...so be sure to check back!

Tangy Green Bean Casserole

Description

Tangy Green Bean Casserole || No Sugar Sweet Life

Ingredients

18 ounces
Can of Progresso Recipe Starter - Creamy 3 Cheese (could sub can of mushroom soup)
1 tablespoon
Spicy Brown Mustard
1⁄4 cup
Plain Chobani (could sub sour cream)
4 cups
Green Beans (frozen or fresh)
1⁄2 cup
Sliced Almonds
1 tablespoon
Nutritional Yeast (also called "Nooch")

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, except the nutritional yeast.
  3. Pour everything into a 13 x 9 casserole dish.
  4. Bake for an hour, stirring partway through.
  5. Top with nutritional yeast and a few extra almond slices.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Yields 8 Servings