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Month: November 2021

How to reimagine the ubiquitous Green Bean Casserole

Certain holidays have their lists of “expected” dishes. The green bean casserole is one of those that appears every Thanksgiving and Christmas. Green beans are a crown pleaser from children to adults, but the traditional recipe is not exactly the healthiest.

This recipe takes a small bite out of tradition, with tasty ingredients that are pure and to the point. It even cuts a few calories along the way and leaves you feeling satisfied, but not stuffed.

So, take a walk on the wild side, and be creative with your green beans!

Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan Breadcrumbs

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 6


  • lb green beans, trimmed
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced into rings
  • 8 oz portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup EVOO, divided
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs (can use Panko)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • Juice and zest of one lemon


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On two rimmed baking sheets, arrange green beans, onions, and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and toss each with 1/4 cup olive oil.
  • Roast for 35 minutes until tender and browned.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium skillet over medium heat, heat remaining 1/4 cup oil. Add bread crumbs and oregano and cook, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, until golden brown. Turn off heat and stir in Parmesan and zest of lemon.
  • Top with Parmesan bread crumbs and then squeeze lemon juice over roasted vegetables.