Bobby’s Lighter Green Bean Casserole

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Bobby’s Lighter Green Bean Casserole

By Bobby Deen

643 fewer calories
54g less fat

Bobby’s Lighter Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients:
1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces   (about 3 cups)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 (8-ounce) package mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon The Lady’s House Seasoning
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can fat-free cream of mushroom soup
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup french-fried onion rings  
Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 1 1/2 quart baking dish with nonstick spray.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the beans and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are tender, about 6 minutes. Drain.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add the mushrooms, onion, and Seasoning. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms and onion are very tender, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cooked beans, soup, milk, 1/4 cup onion rings, and 1/4 cup cheese; toss to mix well. Spoon the mixture into the baking dish. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup onion rings and 1/4 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, until the filling is hot and bubbly, about 25 minutes.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Yield: 8 servings

Per Serving: 182 Cal; 8 g Protein; 7 g Tot Fat; 2 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 22 g Carb; 4 g Fiber; 4 g Sugar; 103 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 1243 mg Sodium; 9 mg Cholesterol

Original Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen: Green Bean Casserole
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen and the Paula Deen test kitchen

Bobby Deen is the younger son of celebrity chef Paula Deen. Like older brother Jamie, the Savannah resident has helped shape the Deen media empire with a series of highly successful commercial collaborations, ranging from three best selling cookbooks to the series Road Tasted on the Food Network and the award winning Lady and Sons Restaurant in Savannah. On a personal side, he was also named one of People Magazine's Most Eligible Bachelors in 2007.

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Reader Comments:

I just came across these lighter recipes and am very excited to start trying some. Am new to traditional American classics like Green bean Casserole, so thinking to alter a bit and try with broccoli.

Looking forward to you continuing to lighten up some of the dishes.

Best wishes

By Nalini Sinanan-Sundar on August 18, 2010

Paula, I’ve been watching your cooking shows for a very long time and I’ve always enjoyed the boys! I make a mean Red Velvet cake, but its high in calories & since I’m watching my wt. I need a low calorie Red Velvet recipe. This lighter version sounds very good and I will use this weekend.

Thanks Paula & Bobbie

Janet

By Janet Alvarez on July 02, 2010

I love all your recipes, I have not made all of them but I would if I made all of them. Anyway, some of them call for your own special seasoning and I do not have access to that and sometimes cannot afford the ones that I have seen?

What do you recommend?

By stacy on February 21, 2010

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