Dr. Young’s Holiday Green Bean Casserole

///Dr. Young’s Holiday Green Bean Casserole

Dr. Young’s Holiday Green Bean Casserole

This recipe will satisfy all who want a healthier version of the classic holiday green bean casserole.

Healthier Holiday Green Bean Casserole


  • 2 – 14.5 oz cans French cut green beans, no salt added (preferably), drained
  • 2 – 4 oz cans mushroom stems & pieces, no salt added (preferably), drained
  • ½ cup beef broth/bouillon
  • ½ cup 2% milk fat cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Dash coarse ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp Morton’s™ Lite Salt (delete if using regular green beans & mushrooms canned with salt)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced into rings ¼ inch thick
  • Olive, avocado or canola oil


  • Preheat oven to 375⁰F.
  • In a small saucepan, sauté the garlic in a small amount of oil till nearly brown.
  • Add the mushrooms, beef broth, pepper & salt, bring to a full boil, then simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add the cottage cheese, then transfer the saucepan contents to a blender.
  • Cover the lid of the blender with a thick-folded towel (to prevent splattering & scorching of your hand), and holding the lid down, blend well till smooth & creamy.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the green beans & mushroom sauce & mix well.
  • Transfer to a casserole dish & bake in the oven at 375⁰F for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, sauté the onion in as little oil as possible to desired doneness.
  • When the casserole is done, remove from oven & spread the onions on top. Let stand for 15 minutes, then serve.


Yield is 8 ½ cup servings. Each ½ cup serving counts as 1 vegetable.

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By |2016-11-16T11:42:27+00:00November 15th, 2016|Diet Recipes, Side Dishes|

About the Author:

Dr. Allen Young, MD is very passionate about helping his patients fully understand their conditions and the potential complications that obesity can create. He wants to help his patients remain compliant with their program so as to not only improve the quality of their life but improve the quantity of their life.