For Thanksgiving and/or Christmas, I always make a green bean casserole. This year I made two. One with carbs (saltines) in it for everyone, and a little batch for me with an almond flour-based topping. I ended up liking my Keto version better than my original! I’ll stick to making this keto one (and full sized!) from now on and I’m sure no one will notice the difference.
- 3 bags of fresh green beans
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1 pasture raised egg
- 1 stick of grass-fed butter
- 1 container of grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 TBSP Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 TBSP dried minced onion
- 1 TBSP white vinegar
- Salt & pepper
For the cracker mixture:
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Add the almond flour, egg, 2 tsp salt and 2 tsp pepper to a food processor (I love my Ninja system but there are also cheaper ones) and pulse until crumbly and well combined.
- Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use your fingers to crumble apart any large chunks and try to make the crumble a single layer.
- Bake for about 8 minutes. It might still be a little underdone but this bakes some more later when on top of the green beans so that is fine.
- Move the baked mixture back to the food processor, and add in the container of grated Parmesan cheese. Pulse until well combined.
- Wait for this step until you’re ready for step 6 of the casserole: Move the mixture to a large bowl. Melt the stick of butter, and pour over the mixture. Stir until all of the mixture is “wet”.
To assemble the casserole:
- Trim and wash your green beans. Add to a large pot of boiling water and boil uncovered for 5 minutes.
- Remove from water and rinse with cool water. Drain
- Transfer green beans to a 9×13″ baking dish
- Add in the olive oil and spread around until all beans are covered in it
- Add in the vinegar, minced onion, a tsp of salt and a tsp of pepper. Stir until well combined.
- Add the buttered “cracker” mixture on top of the casserole evenly (don’t stir in).
- Sprinkle with paprika
- Bake for 20 minutes uncovered at 350 F. Enjoy warm!
Note: A lot of recipes on Keto call for Almond Meal or Almond Flour. This can be expensive in the store, but I buy this one on Amazon subscription to buy in bulk and save 15% on the price.