Holiday Green Beans


A lighter, lower carb change from the traditional "Green Bean Casserole" All the flavor and even more crunch and color

A lighter, lower carb change from the traditional    “Green Bean Casserole”
All the flavor and even more crunch and color

Holiday Beans

Serves 2

Net Carbohydrates   10g.


Chef’s Note: There is nothing like the taste of fresh green beans. This version is made on top of the stove so you have more room for the main dish. The crunch is supplied from colored bell peppers. You may never go back to green bean casserole again!

You can use the color of the bell pepper denotes the season. Orange for Thanksgiving, red for Christmas, purple for Hanukah, and yellow for Easter.

½ – pound fresh green beans

Salted and sweetened water**

1 shallot or 4 scallions, sliced thinly

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 Tbsp. butter

1 medium red bell pepper

1 clove  of garlic, crushed and finely chopped

1 Tbsp.  butter

Parmesan cheese for snow (?)


Trim and rinse beans

Blanch the beans for 2 minutes in enough **water for boil freely. Rinse in cold water and Immediately place beans in a bowl of iced water to stop the cooking and set the color. Drain on paper towels (you can do this part a day in advance)

Slice the bell pepper into strips ad thin as you can get them.

Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet.  Add the shallot or scallions, cook for 1 minute. Add the beans and red pepper and cook for two minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more.

Place on your plate and top with Parmesan cheese to represent snow.


** use a tablespoon of sugar substitute and a teaspoon of salt in the water you are blanching the vegetable in.