If you're looking for a healthy side dish, this is your recipe. This vegan green bean casserole is made with a cashew-based mushroom sauce that is super creamy and delicious. It tastes like it's made with cream and cheese, but it's 100% dairy-free.

Healthy Vegan Green Bean Casserole with a scoop taken out of it.

Eek … guys, I'm so happy right now! See that dish full of green beans and mushrooms and creamy sauce? That is a VEGAN green bean casserole that is every bit as good as the one I grew up eating. Can't wipe the smile off my face.

I know it might seem like I get excited over the strangest things. It's true, I do. But when I can take some comfort food I grew up with and make it healthy, I can't help but get giddy.

It's not that I'm trying to be an impersonator. I'm not vegan. I eat dairy. I would eat a regular cheese and canned mushroom soup filled casserole if you put one in front of me. #NotGonnaLie

But, when I'm cooking at home I want to eat things that not only taste good but make me feel good, too.

This Vegan Green Bean Casserole is made using the Magic Mushroom Sauce that I shared with you a few weeks ago. That magical sauce is made with cashews that make it rich and creamy without using any dairy. In this recipe, it replaces the traditional creepy (but tasty, I admit) cream of mushroom soup.

The result? a healthy green bean casserole that you can serve to your friends and family without them noticing anything is different. Win!

Looking down on a Healthy Vegan Green Bean Casserole on a white table.

So what are you guys up to for Easter? Do you do the traditional big turkey dinner? With stuffing? And mashed potatoes? And (this) vegan green bean casserole?

Most years I forget all about Easter until I get invited to dinner. It always sneaks up so fast after Thanksgiving and Christmas! You'd think that all the chocolate Easter bunnies and candy eggs around that I'd take notice, but it always catches me off guard.

This year I'm on it.

Only we'll be having pizza Easter dinner this year. Pizza. I know, it's weird. It's a tradition we started last year and it was so fun we're going to roll with it again. 🙂

Healthy Vegan Green Bean Casserole dished out onto a white plate with a fork at the side.

Healthy Vegan Green Bean Casserole with a scoop taken out and serving tongs on top.

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Healthy Vegan Green Bean Casserole

  • Author: Kristen Stevens | The Endless Meal
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American

Description

If you're looking for a healthy side dish, this is your recipe. This vegan green bean casserole is made with a cashew-based mushroom sauce that is super creamy and delicious. It tastes like it's made with cream and cheese, but it's 100% dairy-free.


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Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Magic Mushroom Sauce
  • 1.5 lb. green beans, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup panko (or sub gluten-free breadcrumbs if needed, omit for paleo)

Instructions

  1. Begin my making the easy to make Magic Mushroom Sauce.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Cover the bottom of an 11″x9″ casserole dish with a thin layer of the mushroom sauce. Top with half the green beans, then half the remaining mushroom sauce. Repeat once more. Pour 1/2 cup of water over the top then seal tightly with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until hot, bubbling and the green beans are soft.
  4. While the green bean casserole is in the oven, prepare the topping. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the sliced onion and cook until it is soft and brown, about 8-10 minutes. Add the panko to the pan and let it brown, about 2 minutes.
  5. Once the green beans are soft, mix them around in the casserole dish, pour the topping over the casserole and serve immediately.

 

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