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Green Bean Casserole

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A classic green bean side dish baked with a flourless cheese sauce made into a low carb recipe.

The traditional green bean casserole seems to be made with a tin of mushroom soup, but not in my house.  No tins of soup in my cupboards…heaven forbid! 


So I thought I would have a play with this dish without the soup and keep it low carb, gluten free and tasty.   The result was a heavenly dish which I could easily eat by itself rather than a side dish!  I will warn you…this is moreish, and you will wonder how on earth you managed to eat a whole dish of green beans to yourself…or perhaps that was just me!!

Instead of making a soup or sauce I used cream cheese.  It melts as a sauce and you could alway add mushrooms or even bacon to this dish if you wanted.



Green Bean Casserole

A classic side dish in a low carb cheese sauce
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Course: Side Dish
Keyword: gluten free low carb recipes, Healthy side dishes, vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 313kcal
Author: Angela Coleby


  • 4 cups Green beans topped and tailed
  • 1 onion peeled & sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Cheese Sauce

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1.5 cups cream heavy/whipping
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  • Place the green beans in a saucepan of water and boil for 2 -3 minutes until the beans are slightly tender. Drain and set aside
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the onion until golden and brown.
  • Place the green beans in a casserole dish,


  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. 
  • Add the cream and stir constantly.
  • Add the Parmesan cheese and cream cheese. Season with the garlic powder and salt & pepper. Stir until the cheese has melted.
  • Spoon the cheese sauce over the green beans
  • Place the cooked onion over the top of the cheese.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.


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Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 28g | Fiber: 3g
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    Kate Horrell
    November 20, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Hey Angela, could u convert the green beans and cream cheese for me from grams to ounces. Thanks…….Kate

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      Angela Coleby
      November 21, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      All updated Kate!

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