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Skinny Green Bean Casserole

skinny green bean casserole

It’s that time of year again and I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is nearly upon us! How about some Skinny Green Bean Casserole for your Thanksgiving table? If you haven’t tried this savory, delicious dish, you are truly missing out! So go and get ya some, like RIGHT NOW!!

The good thing about this casserole is the “skinny” part. Might sound like an oxymoron but it’s legit, I promise you! You CAN have a skinny dish on the Thanksgiving table without sacrificing flavor! Believe me, your guests will be coming back for more when they get a taste of this; they won’t even have to wear stretchy waisted pants to eat all they want of this one.

Before we jump into the recipe for this Skinny Green Bean Casserole, I have a funny story to tell you. This is another recipe I loved as a child, although I wasn’t a big green bean fan, there was just something about the green beans combined with the creamy soup and crunchy onions that really appealed to me. I remember requesting it so often that my mom stopped serving it for Thanksgiving and Christmas because I burned the whole family out on it throughout the year! haha! When I moved out of the house at 19, this was one of the only things I knew how to cook so I made it on a weekly basis. It’s still a favorite of mine and is ALWAYS on my holiday dinner table! You may even see it pop up throughout the year at my house!

So let’s take a peek at this recipe. First you’re going to need two cans of cut green beans. You can use fresh or frozen but using canned just saves you the time of having to cook green beans and on Thanksgiving, I’m looking for every time saving tip I can find!

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Now you want to mix together fat free milk (remember, this is SKINNY Green Bean Casserole!) along with fat free cream of mushroom soup. Sprinkle in some ground black pepper and garlic powder, and don’t forget the French fried onions! Anyone just love those? I sure do.

Pour this award winning mixture into a casserole dish, bake, and serve! Yes, it’s just as easy as that!

Below I’ve listed the full recipe along with cooking instructions for you to follow along or print out for future use. I hope you and your family enjoy this recipe for Skinny Green Bean Casserole as much as we do!


Skinny Green Bean Casserole

A creamy, savory side dish perfect for any holiday dinner table! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 9 1/2 cups
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula


  • 2 10.5oz cans cut green beans drained
  • 1 cup fat free milk
  • 1 10.5oz can fat free cream of mushroom soup
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • 1 cup French fried onions divided


  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the soup, milk, and seasonings. 

  2. Gently fold in the green beans and 1/2 cup of the French fried onions.

  3. Place mixture in a 8x8 casserole dish and bake covered with foil at 325F for about 20 minutes or until heated through.

  4. Remove foil and pour the remaining 1/2 cup of onions on top of the casserole. Cook until onions are slightly browned and serve. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe comes to 2 Smart Points for a 1/2 cup serving. 

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