This low carb green bean casserole is a delicious holiday dish with fewer carbs. Easy to make and only 2.9g net carbs!
You might also like this low carb green beans and bacon dish!
This Thanksgiving, I’m trying to come up a few low carb options so I can stay on my plan but not make my family feel like they are missing out on traditional holiday foods. So far I’ve come up with a delicious loaded mashed cauliflower casserole and now this low carb green bean casserole. Both are so darn good I think we will be eating this all year round. Don’t worry we will still be eating turkey and stuffing. As a matter of fact I have an awesome stuffing recipe coming up next week that I’m anxious to share with you.
Normally I always use fresh green beans when I’m making them as a side dish but today I used frozen. As a matter of fact I bought everything for this casserole at Aldi, even the shredded gruyere cheese! I love that place.
low carb green bean casserole recipe
So I started by cooking the green beans in the microwave. I use this microwave pot all the time to steam my veggies. It’s so much easier to saute veggies when they have been precooked in the microwave. That just saves time.
While they were cooking I sauteed the baby portobello mushrooms in a bit of butter. I like to get the mushrooms well cooked because they release a lot of water sometimes and I hate soggy mushrooms. Just a quirk I have.
Then you add the cream, thyme and half of the gruyere cheese. If you don’t have gruyere, you can use Swiss cheese. You want to mix this well and then add the green beans. Lastly you sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top and bake for 30 minutes.
Low Carb Green Bean Casserole
Out comes this creamy, tasty casserole. I really liked this combination as I’ve mentioned and I think we will be eating it more. It seems rich but it serves 6 as a side dish so a little goes a long way.
I hope you like this and give it a try even if you aren’t trying to lower your carbs. The nutritional count is as follows for 1 serving:
195 cals / 17.2g fat / 4.4g carbs / 1.5g fiber / 7.1g protein / 2.9 net carbs
You might also like my friend Cassidy’s keto green bean casserole with bacon!
Low Carb Green Bean Casserole
- 1 lb green beans
- 8 oz mushrooms sliced
- ½ cup cream
- 2 Tablespoon butter
- ¼ teaspoon thyme
- 1 cup gruyere cheese shredded
Add green beans to a microwave safe bowl and cook for 8 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Add 1 tablespoon of butter to a large saute pan and your mushrooms. Cook until there is no water left in the pan, about 5 minutes.
Add in the rest of the butter, cream and thyme. Mix well and then add half of the gruyere cheese. Mix until it starts to melt.
When the green beans are done in the microwave, add them to the pan and stir to incorporate the sauce.
Sprinkle remaining cheese over top and bake for 30 minutes.
Found this for Christmas this year and it came out just like your pics. I’m not a cook and have never used that type of cheese before, but it was delicious in your recipe. Thank you for sharing!
So glad you liked it! You made my day!
Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours
I love everything about this, lots of veggies and that lovely creamy cheesy sauce – just scrummy and so delicious.
What a fantastic recipe!! I hated using the cream of mushroom soup that was so popular a few years ago. People (family) got used to that high sodium, high everything else vegetable casserole. Now, I present to them a much healthier version. Thank you!!
Hope you like it Marisa!
This looks so delicious! We have green beans regularly and I’d love to try your low carb version.
We really liked it Jolina, hope you do too!
I love a good side of beans. This looks perfect. Creamy, cheesy and flavorful. So easy to make to. I think this would make a perfect side for Turkey on Thanksgiving
Yes it does!
I would eat this all year round, but it is the perfect side dish for the holidays. We all need a little help in the carb department…..the festive holiday cookies are difficult to resist.
Oh the cookies….I know all about the holiday cookies! lol
If you use frozen green beans, what size would you buy?
I would use the smallest size you could. I believe they are called extra fine at Aldi.
Please let me know if you have any other questions and thanks for stopping by!
Love this alternative. Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Party. – Emily
Looks delicious! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
This looks wonderful! I’m sharing it over on my Low Carb Facebook page!
Thank you so much for sharing my green bean casserole to your Low Carb Facebook group.
Are you letting others join this group? I would love join!
Let me know and thanks again for stopping by.
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
Looks delicious!! And what is Thanksgiving without the green bean casserole! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!