Last weekend I had a few friends over for an early Friendsgiving. If your not familiar, Friendsgiving is a made up holiday where you gather all of your friends together and eat Thanksgiving like food since you all might be spending actual Thanksgiving with relatives. This time last year I wasn’t on keto so I really wanted to go all out for my Friendsgiving celebration. The first thing I needed to get together was a solid side. So, I decided to make a super cheesy green bean casserole!
Here is the finished, plated product. It was sooo good, I think this might turn into my preferred keto side.
Start by slicing an onion really thin. Cut the onion in half and then slice as shown above as thin as you can.
Do the same with four stalks of celery.
Next cook all of the vegetable until soft and translucent. I used presliced mushrooms but if you use whole mushrooms, slice them before this step.
Next take all of the vegetables, the fried ones and the drained green beans, and combine it with the mayo and heavy cream. Mix it together. Since I was making food for a lot of people, I used my huge 10″x15″ casserole dish.
Now for the cheese! You can use any sort of cheese you want, but I chose a sharp cheddar and a Monterey Jack.
The key to getting the cheese right in this recipe is a wire cheese slicer. These things make quick work of cheese and allow you to make fine dices.
Here are the diced cheeses. Try to make the pieces pretty small so that it spreads out evenly.
Here is the prepped Cheesy Green Bean Casserole! Throw that bad boy in the oven and you’ve got yourself a party!
Here is the finished Cheesy Green Bean Casserole plated with some fried turkey and kale!
- Serves: 12
- Serving size: 1/12th
- Calories: 300
- Fat: 26
- Carbohydrates: 7
- Fiber: 2
- Protein: 11
- 4 Cans French Cut Green Beans
- 1 medium Onion
- 4 Stalks Celery
- 8 oz Sliced Mushrooms
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- ½ Cup Mayo
- 8 oz Monterey Jack Cheese
- 8 oz Cheddar Cheese
- To Taste Salt and Pepper
- Thinly slice the onion and the celery
- Saute the onion, celery and mushrooms over medium heat with either butter, lard or olive oil until translucent
- Finely dice the cheeses
- Drain the green beans and pour into a greased casserole dish
- Add the sauteed vegetables, cream, and mayo, stir to combine
- Add salt and pepper to taste
- Add in the cheese and do a final mix
- Cook @ 350 degrees for 35 minutes
YOU SIR…are a wizard. ill be making this tonight.
So happy I found your site! Just made this and the husband likes it. Will be making it for thanksgiving. Thanks for all of your recipe!
Thank you for this recipe!! I did add a bit of diced ham steak to make it a bit more of a meal rather than a side which turned out pretty well. Mmmm!
I made this last night for dinner. This is recipe tastes amazing and it will be in the rotation. It is far, far better than the run-of-the-mill green bean casserole made with Cream of Mushroom soup. I used colby-jack and Jarlsberg cheeses. Great job with this creation and keep up this great website!
Making this for Thanksgiving dinner but I think I will sprinkle some bacon around the edges… yumm 🙂
Australian here, how big are the cans of beans you use for this recipe?
15.5 Oz cans.
Delicious. I make this with 7 oz extra sharp cheddar and the 8 oz coby Jack blend cheeses and this last time I added about a pound of precooked bacon crumbled up. This has turned out to be my best one made as of yet. 🙂 Awesome recipe!!!
Can I make this ahead and freeze it? Thank you.
We will be traveling for Thanksgiving, and I will be preparing some dishes in advance and taking them with me. Can this be made in advance and frozen?
Do you know if this can be made in advance and frozen?
I will be going home for Thanksgiving, where all the traditional carb-laden dishes my family loves will fill our table. I want to make a couple keto side dishes in advance, freeze them, and carry them with me in a cooler. Has anyone tried freezing this recipe? I have heard that mayo doesn’t freeze well, but maybe if it is cooked in a casserole it will behave differently?
Any sub for the mayo? I can’t find a mayo without soybean oil. I do not do any soy. This looks sooo good
Made this tonight and it was great. I mixed the cream and mayo in skillet and added a little chicken bone broth and let it simmer a bit. Loved the cheesiness! Thanks for posting this!