Healthy Green Bean Casserole
Recipe type: Side Dish
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Serves: 12 servings
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 lbs fresh green beans
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1½ cups fat free half and half, warmed in the microwave for 1 minute
  • 2 cups fresh or dehydrated mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon truffle salt or other flavored salt
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  1. Place olive oil in large saute pan. Heat on medium heat. Place onions in pan and cook on medium to medium high heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with sugar. Turn down to low heat and continue to cook for 30-40 minutes until onions are caramelized and brown. Adjust heat to a higher heat if onions are not caramelizing. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
  2. Steam green beans for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Saute mushrooms in olive oil for 5-7 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Place a small saute or sauce pan on medium heat. Place butter in pan and cook until butter is melted. Whisk in flour and mix thoroughly. Cook for 1 minute or until bubbly and slightly thick. Slowly pour in half and half. You can add a bit more if you want to thin out the sauce. Season with truffle salt or regular salt, pepper and worcestershire sauce. Toss together green beans and mushrooms. Pour sauce over vegetables. Place in a large baking dish. Spread onions over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until hot and bubbly.
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