Low carb green bean casserole is so cheesy, creamy and rich you won’t miss that holiday classic. It’s Atkin’s friendly, gluten free, and easy to make. Cream cheese and cream are reduced to form the base for the scrumptious sauce that clings to each bean. This family favorite is so simple you’ll be making it often.
For this recipe you’ll need: 1 cup cooked green beans (fresh) or 1 14-ounce can, dried onions, cream cheese, heavy cream, soy sauce, pepper, shredded mild cheddar
If you are in a hurry click here to go straight to the low carb green bean casserole.
Mmmm…. low carb cheesy green bean casserole. It tastes much like the one your mom always made but without the condensed soup. In fact this low carb green bean casserole has just 5.3 net carbs per serving. That’s roughly 1/3 the carbs of the regular kind! The first time you poke through the thick, gooey cheesy topping and pull up a big old forkful of saucy green beans you’ll be hooked.
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 mushrooms 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 — using fresh green beans and a homemade sauce. The first year I was low carbing 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 under control.
So I decided to develop my own. This low carb 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 green beans are stirred in and simmered some more. Finally, the whole thing is put into a oven proof dish, covered with cheddar and broiled until the cheddar is golden and bubbling.
This serves two people but you could certainly double or triple it. 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.
Used in this Recipe
The following are affiliate links. If you click through and buy something I will get a small commission used for keeping the blog up and running smoothly. Thank you for being a part of Lowcarb-ology!
Wholly Ganjang is a gluten free, artisanal soy sauce that’s aged for 3 years. 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.
Low Carb Green Bean Casserole Recipe
If you liked this low carb, green bean casserole recipe you may also like…
Click on the image to see the recipe. From left to right (all low carb): Au Gratin Faux Potatoes, Sweet Potato Mash, Sage “Stuffing”