Inspired by those snowy, family centered, thanksgiving dinners of the midwest. This is the perfect, 7 ingredient holiday recipe even grandma will love. Green Bean Casserole was always a holiday favorite for Nate growing up.
Since going vegan the holiday menu has definitely changed but for the better! How do we know? Well Nate’s grandma really loves this recipe. We’ve seen her sneak in second helpings.
It’s important to note that checking the ingredient list of any product is essential. For some reason it seems like the most basic things like raw carrots just might have a high probability of containing milk powder in the ingredient list. If you’re vegan you know exactly what we’re talking about.
On another note, not only are these crispy fried onions amazing with this vegan casserole, but they’re also delicious with our rosemary infused mashed potatoes with roasted garlic recipe.
This recipe is a healthier and environmentally friendly version to update the outdated classic. With less calories, less fat, and no cholesterol, they’ll be no need for guilty second helpings here. We all love to eat more, especially when it’s thanksgiving time.
Green Bean Rundown
Fresh green beans are such an amazing vegetable when properly cooked. The key is to know how to blanch to keep them vibrant green and al dente. In our humble opinion, there are few things worse than an army green, mushy, stinky green bean. Not blanching this delicious and nutritious bean correctly is exactly what gives this vegetable a bad reputation.
Green beans are super beneficial for your health and body. We are not doctors or nutritionists by any means but based on our research here’s what we found.
Once you learn how to make this recipe, you will never go back to that canned staple. Consider this vegan green bean casserole the new thanksgiving staple.
Ok, let’s get to it!
Making the Sauce
This sauce is a one pot recipe and easy to make! There are several steps involved, but worth the time!
Since plant milk has less concentration of fat compared to heavy cream, this sauce is going to need a thickening makeover. Of course, we’ll use a slurry to help thicken it.
Like all our recipes this is substitution friendly.
If you’re looking to have a gluten free meal, make sure to purchase gluten free crispy fried onions.
For this recipe we used unsweetened almond milk. Feel free to use any other nut milk.
In regards to the mushrooms, baby bella will for sure be the best to pair with this dish. If you are the adventurous creative type feel free to sub other mushrooms.
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Luna & Nate
8 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories100
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 4.7g 8%
- Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
- Sodium 171mg 8%
- Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
- Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
- Sugars 6g
- Protein 3g 6%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.