Green Bean Casserole


This is not your grandma’s green bean casserole…  fresh haricot verts, baby portobello mushrooms, crispy shallots, and a creamy parmesan sauce come together to make the most flavorful and delicious dish.

Green Bean Casserole

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 10 oz baby portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup broth
  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 lb haricot verts, halved and lightly steamed

crispy topping

  • 3 oz shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup almond flour or finely chopped almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Heat a large skillet with olive oil.  Add onions and saute until translucent.  About 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add butter and mushrooms.  Cook until softened, about 4 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and nutmeg.  Add garlic.  Cook another minute until garlic is fragrant.
  5. Add broth, scraping up any bits on the pan.  Let some of the broth cook out for about 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in greek yogurt and parmesan cheese.  Until smooth.  Remove from heat.
  7. Fold in steamed green beans.  Spread mixture into a 2 quart dish.  Set aside and prepare topping.
  8. Combine topping ingredients, evenly coating shallots with cheese mixture.
  9. Sprinkle topping onto casserole and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and bubbly.

*this casserole will serve up to 8 guests.  double the recipe if feeding a crowd!

Don’t forget about dessert!  Check out my Chocolate Brownie Icecream Cake and Maple Pecan Pie!

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18 Responses to Green Bean Casserole

  1. Jeanne Padgett says:

    Thank you Michelle, My fam never really liked that old GB Casserole recipe anyway. This looks good, but I will have to leave out the mushrooms for Christina. I still love your Grandmas sweet potato recipe. Thanks for sharing Jeanne P.

    • Michelle says:

      Jeanne,
      I would suggest using 1 1/2lbs green beans to compensate for leaving out the mushrooms. Also, if you do not have almond flour for the topping, you could easily use finely chopped almonds, regular breadcrumbs or even panko breadcrumbs which will give it a nice crunch! (being that none of you are gluten free). I love that you use my Grandma’s sweet potato recipe, it really is amazing.
      ~Michelle

  2. michelle i am newly diagnosed as having celiac desease.I was reading some of your posts and saw a recipe someone tried using you grandmothers sweet potatoe dish and wanted to know if you could send me that recipe or post it here again.thanks

  3. Denise Gardonia says:

    Could I please get your Grandma’s sweet potato recipe? Thank you

  4. Cheryl Cheeseman says:

    Thank you SO much for this recipe. One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is Green Bean Casserole. Now I can have some.

  5. Kathy says:

    This recipe was Fabulous for Thanksgiving this year! So much better than the standard green bean with cream of mushroom soup & fried onions. What a healthy alternative and so much appreciated by everyone at our table!

  6. Katie says:

    My partner and I made this recipe for a Thanksgiving potluck, and let me tell you, every single person there loved it! Thank you so much–it’s so delicious and on a whole other level than the usual green bean casserole. People raved!

  7. Barbara says:

    Saw a recipe on your site for a pecan ? coffee cake , I thought ,when I
    first looked at your site and now can’t find it. Would you please post
    it again. Thanks so much.

  8. Barbara says:

    Also, what kind of broth do you use in the green bean casserole ?
    Wonder if I can use chichen broth as I do not eat red meat or
    perhaps veggie broth would be best…

    • Michelle says:

      Hi Barbara,
      I used turkey broth, b/c I had just made a large batch. However, chicken or vegetable broth would both be suitable.

  9. Rebeca says:

    I made this for our Thanksgiving dinner and everyone loved it. Even the leftovers were good cold. :> Thanks.

  10. Handan says:

    I hope this turns out good! I am making it now. The topping mix didn’t work out so well I hope its yummy!

  11. Lauren says:

    Hello Michelle,

    After surfing the Internet for autumn recipes for a bit, I stumbled across your blog. Let’s just say I am THRILLED to have found it! I have already bookmarked more than ten recipes, and so thankful to have found someone who can make healthy dishes that don’t sacrifice taste! My family and I have been making the switch to whole-foods for some time now, but have found that some recipes lack luster. Yours are brilliant. Thank you so much, and keep posting!

  12. Heather Taylor says:

    What kind of greek yogurt did you use. Do you make your own. I know on SCD it is supposed to be fermented for 24 hrs. Just curious. The recipe looks delicious.

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