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Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Posted on: December 13, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments


This variation of the traditional green bean casserole is easy to make with simple ingredients. Give it a try and get the same delicious, creamy taste with fewer calories and less sodium!

Ingredients:
Casserole
Cooking spray
4 Laughing Cow, LIGHT French Onion cheese wedges
1 tablespoon canola oil
½ onion, finely diced
1 teaspoon light margarine
8 ounces sliced mushrooms, diced
¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ cup fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons corn starch
2 teaspoons cold water
1/4 cup 1% milk
2 -14.5 oz cans no-salt added, cut green beans, drained

Corn Flake Topping
1 cup corn flakes, crushed
1 2/3 tablespoons Smart Balance margarine, melted

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 1.5 quart baking dish with cooking spray. Heat Laughing Cow cheese wedges in microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Set aside. In a large sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté 2-3 minutes. Add margarine to pan and melt. Add mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook for 4-5 minutes. Pour chicken broth into pan and simmer for 1 minute. In a small bowl, mix together corn starch and water; add to chicken broth and stir for 1 minute. Add melted Laughing Cow cheese to pan and mix well. Add milk to pan; stir to incorporate. Cook additional 2-3 minutes until thick. Remove from heat and stir in green beans. Pour green bean mixture into baking dish. In a small bowl prepare corn flake topping by, mixing together corn flakes and margarine. Spread corn flake mixture on top of green beans. Bake 15-20 minutes.

Nutritional Value
Per ½ cup serving:
Calories 115
Fat 6 gm
Sodium 225 mg

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