Skinny Green Bean Casserole

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Skinny Green Bean Casserole has already become one of our favorite vegetarian dishes in summer. Green beans are my favorite summer vegetable and I mostly cook fresh Green Beans with Corn, which is another great vegetarian dish. I also love to experiment new recipes with it because I want to use fresh green beans as much as I can. You know frozen or canned green beans are not even close to the flavor of fresh one.

Skinny Green Bean Casserole | | #greenbeans #summerrecipes #casserole #skinnyrecipes

The idea of this green bean casserole was born when we were enjoying our Skinny Zucchini Casserole. Glad it did! This is a super yummy gren bean dish and I can’t believe how I didn’t try it before. I haven’t yet met a single person who hates green beans, but if there is someone you know, please share this recipe. It will be their turning point in the kitchen.

Skinny Green Bean Casserole | | #greenbeans #summerrecipes #casserole #skinnyrecipesSkinny Green Bean Casserole | | #greenbeans #summerrecipes #casserole #skinnyrecipes

Green bean casserole is not something well-known in Turkish cuisine. I didn’t follow a specific recipe when making this amazing casserole. I just used my passion and instinct and developed the recipe myself. When I looked for a good recipe for green bean casserole, I saw that it is mostly made with mushroom soup. It’s maybe something traditional to pair these two, I don’t know. But I wanted to go skinny, which many people need in summer and madem y casserole without mushroom soup.

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This is not a very cheesy casserole, just with a reasonable amount. You can definitely increase or decrease the amount for your taste. Most recipes might call for heavy cream but I used unsweetened milk to give it a milky flavor. If you like heavy cream and don’t care about skinny recipes, use it instead. Also I wanted to make it gluten-free, so I used cornmeal, but you might prefer all purpose flour if your diet allows.

The important thing when making this green bean casserole is to boil the green beans in the right way. So what does that mean? Toss in green beans in boiling salted water and cook them just for 3 minutes and transfer them immediately into a large bowl full of water and ice cubes to stop its cooking. They will keep their lovely green color this way and your casserole will look even more appealing.

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Skinny Green Bean Casserole
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Green beans, eggs, milk, cheese and cornmeal make this amazingly scrumptious casserole.
Serves: 4
  • 3 cups thinly chopped green beans
  • 1 onion, thinly chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup milk, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 5 tablespoons grated parmesan or kasar cheese
  1. Boil a pot of salted water and toss in the green beans and chopped onion. Cook for 3 minutes and transfer into a bowl full of water and ice. Let them sit there for about 5 minutes and strain. Pat them dry with paper towel or a clean kitchen towel.
  2. Preheat the oven to 190C (374F).
  3. Whisk the eggs and mix them with olive oil and milk.
  4. Add in salt and black pepper.
  5. Combine these with cornmeal and 2 tablespoons of cheese.
  6. Fold in green beans and onion and stir until combined well.
  7. Grease a baking pan and pour the mixture in it.
  8. Bake for about 40 minutes, take it out and top with remaining 3 tablespoons of cheese and put it back in oven. Cook for another 5 minutes until the cheese topping melts a little and gets golden.


  1. says

    Hiya Zerrin! I had totally lost track of your blog until today when I ran across it again. I’m glad I did – this recipe looks really good, and we are just starting to have a lot of beans in the garden. Yum!

    • says

      Hi Donalyn! Great to see you back! This is one of our summer hits. How lucky you are to have fresh beans right from your garden.

  2. Valerie says

    How many calories would you say are in this dish? I tried adding them up and if there are 4 servings per dish, I got the calorie count to be about 301 calories per serving. To me, that’s not a skinny dish, especially if it’s just a side instead of a main course. Just wondering if you used healthier ingredients to get a better calorie count? It does look tasty but I’m looking for a little less calories in my thanksgiving sides.

  3. Jenny says

    I just pulled this dish out of the oven about 20 minutes ago! I doubled the recipe and added mushroom and extra cheese to my casserole. I’ll be heading to Thanksgiving dinner in a couple of hours and I’m excited to cut into this casserole! Thanks for the recipe:)


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