Easy and scrumptious, this low carb green bean casserole is an easy side dish. from Lowcarb-ology.com

Low Carb Green Bean Casserole Recipe

A low carb green bean casserole that is so cheesy, creamy and rich you won’t miss that holiday classic. It’s the perfect side to your Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas dinner, or New Years celebration. It’s Atkin’s friendly, gluten free, and easy to make. Cream cheese and heavy cream are reduced to form the base for the scrumptious sauce that clings to each green bean. This family favorite is so simple you’ll be making it often. How about for all three holidays meals?

For this recipe you’ll need: 1 cup cooked fresh green beans or one 14-ounces of canned green beans, dried onions, cream cheese, heavy cream, soy sauce, pepper, and shredded mild cheddar cheese.


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This low carb green bean casserole recipe is rich and creamy.Perfect holiday side dish! From Lowcarb-ology.com
Low carb green bean casserole. The perfect holiday side dish for your table.

Keto green bean casserole

Mmmm…. this keto green bean casserole is so full of rich cheese flavor. It tastes much like the one your mom always made but without the mushroom soup. And that is where the carbs come from. A cup of cream of mushroom soup has 16 net carbs. The first time you stick your fork through the thick, gooey cheese topping and pull up a big old forkful of saucy fresh green beans you’ll be hooked. And so will everyone at your dinner table.

Easy low carb green bean casserole is rich and creamy just like mom's! From Lowcarb-ology.com

The perfect side to every holiday table

There are certain dishes that are always on our table during the holidays. Green bean casserole is one of them. I grew up with the same green bean casserole everyone’s mom made in the 1960s. Cream of mushroom soup, green beans, and French’s onions.

Am I right?

My mom always brought the green bean casserole to our Thanksgiving dinner and I can’t imagine a holiday meal without it. After she passed away I started making it with a few changes. I started using using fresh green beans instead of canned green beans like my mom did. Also, since I didn’t want all the carbs from the cream of mushroom soup, I made this homemade sauce. This turns this green bean casserole recipe into a keto green bean casserole recipe. The first year I was ate a low carb diet during Thanksgiving I realized that I wasn’t going to be happy going without that green bean casserole on my plate. That year I totally blew it on Thanksgiving and it took me a couple of weeks to get the carb cravings back under control.

Keto green bean casserole

So I decided to develop my own. This keto green bean casserole with cream cheese is the perfect substitute. The sauce is a combination of heavy cream, cream cheese, and soy sauce that has been simmered with a little dried onion and reduced until it coats a spoon. The fresh green beans are stirred in and simmered some more. Finally, the whole thing is put into a oven proof casserole dish, covered with cheddar cheese and broiled until the cheddar cheese is golden brown and bubbling.

This keto green bean recipe serves two people but you could certainly double or triple it. If you tap the blue number “2” after the “Servings” in the recipe, you can use the slider to increase the number of servings. The ingredients will automatically change so you don’t have to do any math. I usually make a mistake when I try to do math in recipes lol.

I tried using frozen green beans and for whatever reason, it came out too mushy. I tried chopped up fresh mushroom and that added too much fluid. Sliced mushrooms made it worse. A little minced garlic adds a bit of flavor as does a sprinkle of garlic powder. Try and add a drop or two of worcestershire sauce. Or even a bit of butter to really add some flavor. Oh, and be sure to check the soy sauce to make sure it’s a gluten free kind if it matters to you. Some are and some aren’t. Also if you are watching your sodium intake, try a low sodium soy sauce.

Delicious low carb green bean casserole recipe is so rich and cheesy! From Lowcarb-ology.com

Keto green bean casserole toppings

The traditional green bean casserole usually has a ton of french fried onions which are coated in a breading. That breading is where the carbs come from. For this keto green bean casserole recipe, you can add different toppings if you’d like. Crushed pork rinds, fried onions (no breading), parmesan cheese, crushed parmesan crisps, or crumbled bacon for a crunchy topping.

This keto casserole has tons of cheese richness already with the cream cheese and heavy cream. Sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese or some paprika for color.

Used in this Recipe

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This Kikkoman soy sauce is a gluten free, super tasty soy sauce. There’s a lot of flavor packed in here! I love making things in my personal sized cast iron casserole dishes. You can put the top on to keep the food hot while you finish the rest of the dinner.

Kikkoman Gluten Free Soy Sauce, 10 oz, 2 pack
Kikkoman Gluten Free Soy Sauce, 10 oz, 2 pack
Ecolution EOBK-2515 25 Quart Cast Iron Casserole with Lid
Ecolution EOBK-2515 25 Quart Cast Iron Casserole with Lid

Low Carb Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Here’s that low carb cheesy green bean casserole!

Easy and scrumptious, this low carb green bean casserole is an easy side dish. from Lowcarb-ology.com
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Low Carb Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Creamy and delicious, this low carb green bean casserole is the perfect keto friendly side dish for all of your holiday dinners. So easy you’ll make it often.
Course Dinner, Light Dinner/Lunch
Cuisine American, American – low -carb
Keyword Casserole, green beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 253kcal
Author Marye

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Drain the green beans well and pat dry with paper towels. Too much liquid on the beans will thin the sauce.
  • Place the heavy cream and cream cheese in a pan over medium heat.
  • Whisk until the cream cheese softens and the sauce is smooth.
  • Add the dried onions and soy sauce.
  • Continue to stir until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  • Add the green beans and simmer, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
  • Sauce will be very thick and cling to the green beans. If not continue to simmer and stir.
  • Taste and add pepper as needed.
  • Place the green beans in 2 individual cast iron casseroles OR a small, heat proof dish.
  • Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Broil, watching carefully, until the cheese bubbles and turns golden.

Notes

If you don’t drain the green beans and pat them dry they will add liquid to the sauce and it will be runny.

Nutrition

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 4.4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1270IU | Vitamin C: 7.7mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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45 thoughts on “Low Carb Green Bean Casserole Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    This is the best green bean casserole ever!! I make it all the time, it’s really so delicious. Thank you, Marye! 🙂

  2. I’m making this ahead of time… Can I just make the sauce..add it and green beans to a casserole dish and then heat in oven to cook? If so any suggestions on temp and time? Covered or uncovered?

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