This low sodium green bean casserole starts with a homemade cream of mushroom soup and gets topped with delicious crispy fried onions.
Happy “8 Days Before Thanksgiving”!!! Are you getting just as excited as I am???? Despite all of today’s challenges, we’re still gonna eat real good!!! Thanksgiving just couldn’t arrive fast enough this year!!! We’re having Cajun Turkey Wings, Momma’s Cornbread Dressing with Turkey Gravy, Southern Style Macaroni and Cheese, Auntee Gail’s Turnip Greens, Candied Yams, Rosemary & Garlic Dinner Rolls, Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Sweet Potato Pecan Pie and this yummy Green Bean Casserole. I could just CRY in ANTICIPATION!!!
Do you guys enjoy Green Bean Casserole? I never really had it growing up but I certainly love it now!! But not the classic one with the canned cream of mushroom soup. I enjoy it most when the green beans are fresh, when the mushroom soup is made from scratch and when it’s straight from the oven to the table. YES!!! I love that when you use fresh ingredients, you can control the sodium and enjoy a delicious Low Sodium Green Bean Casserole that’s a little healthier for everyone.
HOW TO MAKE GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
This Low Sodium Green Bean Casserole definitely wins by a landslide when you compare it to the classic version with canned beans and canned soup. Aside from the canned fried onions, this low sodium green bean casserole is totally made from scratch (LOVE). I have tried making this recipe with home crispy fried onions but they never come out quite as crispy as the store bought fried onions. That crunch is pretty impressive!!
It comes together so quickly and can be made a day ahead for the most part. When you’re ready to serve, just top it with the onions and pop it in the oven for 20 minutes. It’s just that simple!!
I hope this tasty dish makes it to your table next week. You certainly won’t be disappointed!! I’ll actually be back again next week to share another yummy recipe for Thanksgiving Punch that I’m sure you’ll enjoy as well during the holiday weekend! Say Grace and enjoy!!
Low Sodium Green Bean Casserole
- 2 T kosher salt
- 1 and 1/3 pound fresh green beans ends trimmed and snapped in half
- 2 T butter
- 12 ounces mixed bella, shitake, oyster mushrooms sliced
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cajun seasoning
- 1 tsp kosher
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 T flour
- 1 c chicken broth
- 1 c half-and-half
- 1 1/2 c crispy fried onions divided
- Bring a large pot of water (about 2 quarts) to a boil with 2 T. kosher salt (large flake). Add the beans and boil for 5 minutes. Drain in a colander and place beans in a large bowl of ice water. Drain and set aside.
- Melt the butter in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper and cook the mushrooms for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, nutmeg, cajun seasoning and continue to cook for another couple minutes.
- Add the flour and stir to combine. Cook for about a minute. Add the broth and simmer for a minute. Decrease the heat to medium-low and add the half-and-half. Cook until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
- Remove from the heat and stir in 1/2 cup of the onions and the green beans. Top with the remaining cup of onions. Place in a 400 degree oven and bake for about 20 minutes. Say Grace and enjoy immediately!
Adapted from Alton Brown
Felesha, I absolutely love a good green bean casserole. I haven’t made one in ages. Using your recipe from scratch, I plan to make one today. Thanks! Also, I love that you have added a calculation button which tells me exactly the amount of ingredients to add.
Hey Tracey! Hope you enjoy!! I’m glad the adjusted calculation configuration is working well for you. 🙂
How is this Low Sodium when it calls for 2 Tablespoons of Kosher Salt? Sounds delicious, but definitely not low sodium.
Hi Gabby! The salt is added to the 2 quarts of water for boiling the green beans only. It doesn’t go in the finished dish. These are definitely lower in sodium than the original dish which uses canned soups…super high in sodium. Hope you’ll give this Low Sodium Green Bean Casserole a try.
Charles Kelley says
Hi Felesha! This recipe sounds good! Have you had it analyzed for sodium content? It’s obviously LOWER in salt than using a canned soup. I just dont see how it can be LOW in sodium while boiling salted water AND adding a teaspoon to later. Us old folks😀 with hypertension really need to be sure of the sodium content. Lower isn’t neccesarily Low. Thanks!
The salt is added to the 2 quarts of water for boiling the green beans only. It doesn’t go in the finished dish. These are definitely lower in sodium than the original dish which uses canned soups…super high in sodium. After research, I have found that the sodium content is a lot less than you think using this particular preparation. Hope you’ll give this Low Sodium Green Bean Casserole a try.
The salt is added to the 2 quarts of water for boiling the green beans only. It doesn’t go in the finished dish. These are definitely lower in sodium than the original dish which uses canned soups…super high in sodium. After research, I have found that the sodium content is a lot less than you think using this particular preparation. However, feel free to leave the salt out of the water if you’re really concerned. Hope you’ll give this Low Sodium Green Bean Casserole a try.
Great recipe! Thank you so much for sharing! I added some chicken to it!! Scrumptious!! I feel like people aren’t paying attention to your recipe.. It is definitely low sodium . One and a 1/2 cups of crispy fried onions is 600 mg.of sodium.1 cup low sodium chicken broth is 40 mg of sodium. 2 tablespoons salted butter has 180 mg of sodium and one cup of half-and-half has 100 mg of sodium.. Equals 920 mg of sodium total for 6 servings. That’s 153 Milligrams of sodium per serving! I have high blood pressure and that is low sodium in my book! And she’s right if you’re freaked out leave the salt out of the Green bean boiling process. Thanks again for this great recipe!
Delicious recipe!! I added some chicken to it. Yummy!! This recipe is definitely low sodium. Do a little research and you’ll find that there is 153 mg. of sodium in each serving.