Getting Healthy from the Inside Out

Festive Green Beans

Sometimes coming up with a new side dish for the holidays can be tricky. You want it to be a little special that everyone will enjoy! This dish is great as it has cheese in it- and we all know that cheese makes everything taste better!

Serves 12


  • 8 cups green beans, cut
  • 1/2 lb fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp dried minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk
  • 1 cup fat free Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat swiss cheese (or cheese of choice)


  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup Corn Flakes, crushed
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted


  1. Cook green beans in boiling water 3-5 minutes until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. In large skillet, sautee mushrooms in butter until tender. Stir in flour, onion, and pepper and stir until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in Greek yogurt and worchestershire sauce. Stir in cheese and beans until blended.
  3. Transfer to a 11X7″ baking dish that’s been coated with non-stick spray- dish will be full. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over top. Bake in preheated 400′ oven, uncovered, for 12-16 minutes until bubbly and heated through.

Nutritional information per serving:

  • Calories 144
  • Fat 7 g
  • Carbohydrates 12 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Protein 9 g 

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