I am always on the lookout for quick, delicious side dishes that are THM compatible. I grew up in Kentucky with my amazing Mom (what we called our grandmother) cooking for my family nearly every single day. She was a fabulous cook! She made delicious main courses and delectable side dishes. Some of what she made is THM friendly as is. Other things need a bit of a makeover. My Mama (mother), who didn’t cook often because she worked full time, also made tasty casseroles and desserts.
The traditional green bean casserole was something Mama made when we had a family gathering. As a child, I wasn’t a fan. But as my taste buds matured, it became a favorite. The original recipe called for canned cream of mushroom soup and the fried onion topping. I stopped using canned cream of ____ soups many years ago. So, I needed an alternative.
I was reminded of this particular casserole when I made this Keto Ground Beef Casserole by Kasey Trenum I found on Pinterest. By the way, this is a delicious Satisfying meal for THMs! Try it!
Taking her lead, I tweaked the filling part of her recipe to make just the green bean casserole part.
THM Satisfying Green Bean Casserole
- 1 large can of cut green beans
- 1 large can of Italian style cut green beans
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- Up to 1/2 cup beef stock/broth
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1-2 teaspoons onion powder
- Small onion, chopped (or a couple tablespoons of dehydrated onion flakes)
- 1 to 2 cups shredded cheese of your choice (I’ve used cheddar or monterey jack…both delicious!)
- Salt and Pepper to tasted
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Stir together the two kinds of green beans and onions. Add salt and pepper, stir some more, and pour into a 9×13 casserole dish.
- In small sauce pan, combine cream cheese, whipping cream, beef stock (a little at a time until you get a creamy, yet not too runny consistency), onion and garlic powders. Heat and stir until combined and creamy.
- Pour cream cheese mixture over green beans.
- Sprinkle cheese over the top. (You can add as little or as much cheese as you and your family like.)
- Bake until heated through and cheese is melted and golden brown. In my oven (which tends to take a bit longer for things), it took about 45 minutes.
This was a big hit with the family! It is as good as leftovers as it is fresh. It will definitely be in our weekly meal plans when I’m looking for something a little more than just a pot of green beans. Enjoy!