Healthier green bean casserole for Thanksgiving

Healthier Green Bean Casserole

A healthier version of classic green bean casserole. Wow your Thanksgiving guests with these delicious flavors!
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Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 4 people as a side


  • 1.5 pounds green beans or haricots vert - trimmed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil - extra virgin
  • sea salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 8 shallots - thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Maple Roasted Almonds - chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. You can prep the Maple Roasted Almonds in advance, or you can make them at the same time while the green beans are roasting. 
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Transfer trimmed green beans to sheets. Drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and ground black pepper to taste. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly brown.
  • While the beans are roasting, prepare the shallots. Peel and thinly slice the shallots. Then use your fingers to pop them apart so you have thin, hollow slices. 
  • Heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until the butter is melted. Add thinly sliced shallots and cook until brown and crispy, about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from skillet and place on a plate lined with a paper towel. You may have to do two batches of shallots depending on the size of your skillet. Simply heat 1 more tbsp of butter and 1 more tbsp of olive oil and repeat the process.
  • Transfer the green beans to a serving dish. Chop the Maple Roasted Almonds and add them to the beans, and top with crispy shallots. Enjoy! 


You can reheat this in the oven for a few minutes before serving. Or, you can even serve it cold!
The most time consuming part of this recipe is peeling, slicing, and cooking the shallots. But believe me, it's worth it! You can also prepare other things in the kitchen while the shallots are cooking.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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