Green Bean Casserole: 6 Twists on the Classic Dish

green bean casseroleYou say Easter (or any holiday), and I say, I'll bring the green bean casserole. Not because it's one of my favorite dishes to prepare, but because I must eat it on every holiday and want to make sure it's served. It's tradition, and it's good.

Sure some may eschew and mock it as not being fancy enough fare, but you know they all secretly love it.  Of course, there are ways to make it beyond the whole condensed soup and canned onions method to please a more sophisticated palette. Here are six alternative recipes for green bean casserole to please almost any eater.


Green Bean Casserole Tart

This is an amazing Italian twist that bakes the green beans into a cheese tart. Call it by its Italian name, tortino di fagiolini, if you want to get really fancy.

Low-Carb Green Bean Casserole

If you're trying to kick the carbs, but still want to enjoy the feast, try this recipe. It contains bacon, so you know it can't be bad.

Gourmet Green Bean Casserole

There's no canned soup in this version from Martha Stewart. Rather there are fresh mushrooms, chopped red peppers, and plenty of parmesan cheese.

Healthy Green Bean Casserole

This low-fat version ditches the fried onions and canned soup and uses whole grain bread crumbs and a sauce made from non-fat milk.

Green Bean and Artichoke Casserole

This dish incorporates artichokes (yum!) as well as lots of cheese.

Panko-Crusted Green Bean Casserole

If fried onions aren't your thing, this version uses fresh mushrooms and is topped with crunchy panko crumbs.

So many methods to choose from, perhaps I'll make two ... or three.

Do you like green bean casserole? What's your favorite recipe for it?

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