Course: Side Dishes 

Servings: 12


  • 2.5 lbs green beans cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion sliced thin
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2.5 cups low fat milk
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat bread crumbs


  • Preheat oven to 425
  • Toss green beans in bowl with 1 tablespoon olive oil and divide into two baking sheets
  • Roast green beans for 20-25 minutes until tender
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in saucepan over medium heat
  • Add onions and cook until soft. Add flour and salt. Add milk and keep stirring until sauce is thick (for about 4 minutes).
  • Once green beans are done being roasted, preheat oven to broil
  • Transfer half green beans to baking sheet then cover with half the sauce. Layer other half of green beans and cover with the rest of the sauce.
  • Combine bread crumbs and remaining oil into a small bowl and sprinkle over green beans.
  • Place green beans in the oven on broil for 2-4 minutes, watch until breadcrumbs become brown at the top
  • Let sit for 10 minutes before serving

Recipe courtesy Healthy Steps Nutrition