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8 Green Bean Recipes for Thanksgiving made Healthy

By: Katie Keidan, Editor,

Green bean recipes are abundant around this time of year but it's hard to pick the right one without knowing what's out there. From green bean casseroles to restaurant style, you can't go wrong with any green bean side dish. Here are 8 options for a Thanksgiving made Healthy to enjoy a wonderful time of year with a healthy side dish that helps complement the other courses of what will surely be a fabulous feast.

Green Bean Recipes for Thanksgiving- Made Healthy

1. Amazing Cracker Barrel Syle Green Beans (pictured)-  Sometimes restaurants just do it up right and in this case, Cracker Barrel did. Try out this homemade version of a green bean side dish that will have your dinner guests wondering how you pulled it off with no help from the pros.

A+ Green Bean Casserole

2. A-Plus Green Bean Casserole - If you were getting graded on this healthy green bean recipe, you'd pass with flying colors. Everything you want and more is all in one place with this vegetable casserole that pairs well with everything on your Thankgiving dinner table.


3. Dijon Mustard Green Beans - Who would have thought that mustard could play such a starring role in a classic Thanksgiving side? With a little Dijon, your green beans will have a warm, tart flavor that brings out all the natural notes of such a tasty vegetable.


4. Green Bean Casserole with Pork Chops - While usually paired with pork chops, this green bean casserole works great with turkey too. The onion rings and the potatoes sandwich the bright vegetable keeping all those nutrients locked up. The mushroom soup adds a creaminess that will have you going back for seconds.


5. Green Bean Casserole with Swiss - This Thanksgiving casserole has a surprising crunch with corn flakes on top, locking in the gooey Swiss cheese. But not to worry, this is a low fat recipe so you don't have to feel guilty at all. Just savor each bite as you enjoy some family time.


6. Healthier Green Bean Celery Casserole - This recipe takes all the elements of a traditional green bean casserole and lightens it up for a low fat way to take a spoonfull of your favorite side dish. With fat free soup and fewer onion rings, you'll wonder how it can taste so wonderfully great.


7. Homemade Green Bean Casserole - The greatest part about Thanksgiving is how homecooked everything feels and tastes. Treat your guests to a truly homemade vegetable side dish that is simple to prepare so you can focus on other aspects of one of the biggest meals of the year.


8. Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole - When you think of Thanksgiving side dishes, green bean casserole is the first thing that comes to mind. Test out this recipe designed especially for this wonderful holiday. Step out of the box with a little spice in this recipe. The red pepper flakes will add tons of flavor but don't worry. It won't take any attention away from the bacon - everyone's favorite ingredient.

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