Green beans in a cream sauce topped with fried onions are a Thanksgiving treat, but this slimmed-down take on the dish deserves to be on your table throughout the year. Dashing Dish blogger Katie Farrell makes the sauce with plain low-fat Greek yogurt, and the topping gets its crunch from panko bread crumbs.

Serves 6


  • 1 14-ounce bag of frozen whole green beans (or about 4 cups fresh)
  • 1 8-ounce package of mushrooms, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. garlic, chopped

  • 1 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt (or low fat sour cream)
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 packet Stevia (or 1/2 tsp. sweetener of choice)

  • 1 Tbsp. minced dried onion
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a large baking dish with cooking spray, and set aside. Meanwhile, spray a large skillet with cooking spray. Sauté the onions, garlic, and mushrooms in 1/2 cup water, stirring occasionally until the water is completely evaporated. Remove onions and mushrooms from pan and place in a medium bowl.

If using frozen green beans, thaw the green beans in the microwave for 5 to 10 minutes, or until thawed. (If using fresh, steam green beans, snip off the ends, and place beans in a large pot of boiling water for about 5 minutes, or until tender, and drain). Add green beans to the bowl with the mushrooms and onions. Let cool to room temp before adding sauce mixture.

In a small bowl, mix ingredients together to make the sauce. Add sauce to the green beans, and toss until everything is well coated in the sauce. Add everything to prepared baking dish.

Mix topping in a small bowl, and sprinkle evenly over the top. Bake (uncovered) 35 to 40 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm.

Serving Size: About 1 cup
Calories: 110
Fat: 3 g
Protein: 9 g
Carbs: 13 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 4 g

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