Green Bean Casserole Makeover

Green Bean & Mushroom Sauté- anti-cancer recipes- cook for your life

In the 1950s, Campbell’s Soup created this recipe to promote its cream of mushroom soup (which apparently America just wasn’t eating enough of), and since then, the green bean casserole has become a staple on many holiday tables. The traditional recipe includes canned cream of mushroom soup which is dense with calories, sodium, and saturated fat, and very little vitamin content.

We found a delicious way to incorporate more nutrient-dense foods into the traditional green bean casserole. Our recipe is best made with fresh or frozen green beans but will still be appetizing with canned green beans. Instead of cream of mushroom soup, you can use fresh portabella or a variation of mushrooms (most groceries carry them pre-sliced for another time-saving trick). Using toasted, slivered almonds instead of fried onions adds nutritious fats, vitamins, and minerals, as well as a pleasing crunch.

The result? A festive green bean dish full of nourishing ingredients. Our Green Bean & Mushroom Sauté has about a quarter of the calories of the original casserole, plus a sodium content that you can control, and none of the traditional recipe’s saturated fat content.

You can also try our Green Bean Casserole for another rendition of the classic favorite. It includes protein-rich Greek yogurt to give it the traditional creamy texture with less fat.


Registered Dietitian Approved

There are many misconceptions about nutrition and cancer in widespread media. By using current scientific literature, plus recommendations of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Institute for Cancer Research, the National Cancer Institute, and the American Cancer Society, our Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, and our team of editors work to help our readers discern truth from myth.

The statements on this blog are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Always consult your physician or registered dietitian for specific medical advice.

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