Thanksgiving dinner would be missing something important without the famous green bean casserole side dish. Sure, it's not exactly the healthiest complement to your Thanksgiving turkey, but it certainly is tasty.
If you want to educate yourself before you eat it, Shape broke down the good, the bad and the ugly of green bean casserole.
First, green bean casserole has one redeeming quality: The main ingredient is a vegetable. So it has that going for it.
Unfortunately, cooking the green beans removes some of the health benefits -- there are 4 grams of fiber in one cup of green beans, but less than 1 gram in cooked green beans, Shape points out.
Finally, the ugly: Green bean casserole recipes are often made with canned ingredients, upping the sodium and fat content.
Still, we love our green bean casserole, so we want to make sure you have a few good recipes at the ready for Thanksgiving.
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