Low-Carb Green Bean Casserole
Embrace the classic flavors of green bean casserole with a low-carb twist in our Low-Carb Green Bean Casserole recipe. Fresh green beans take center stage, joined by earthy mushrooms, all bathed in a creamy, low-carb sauce. This satisfying side dish is designed for those looking to reduce their carb intake while savoring the comforting taste of a beloved classic. Prepare to enjoy a healthier, guilt-free indulgence that's perfect for any occasion.
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any dairy-free milk)
2 tablespoons coconut flour (or almond flour)
1/2 cup grated dairy-free cheese (optional)
1/2 cup crispy fried onions (look for a low-carb or gluten-free option)
Salt and black pepper, to taste
1. Blanch the Green Beans:
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook for 3-4 minutes until they are bright green and slightly tender. Drain and immediately transfer them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain again and set aside.
2. Sauté the Mushrooms:
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook for about 5-7 minutes until they are browned and any liquid has evaporated. Add the minced garlic and sauté for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
3. Make the Low-Carb Creamy Sauce:
In a saucepan, whisk together the almond milk and coconut flour until smooth. Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens (about 3-5 minutes). Remove from heat and season with salt and black pepper.
4. Assemble the Casserole:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
In a large mixing bowl, combine the blanched green beans, sautéed mushrooms, and low-carb creamy sauce. Gently mix until the green beans are well coated.
Transfer the mixture to a greased casserole dish. If desired, sprinkle dairy-free cheese on top.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the casserole is hot and bubbly, and the cheese (if using) is melted and slightly golden.
6. Garnish and Serve:
Remove the casserole from the oven and sprinkle the crispy fried onions evenly over the top.
Serve your delicious Low-Carb Green Bean Casserole as a side dish for a tasty and healthier twist on a classic favorite.
Enjoy this low-carb version of green bean casserole without compromising on flavor!