The Best Vegan Green Bean Casserole

vegan green bean casserol

Best Vegan Green Bean Casserole

 With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I wanted to share with you my take on a classic vegan Green Bean Casserole.

 I’ve never been a fan of the traditional casserole that includes cream of mushroom soup; it’s loaded with sodium and just doesn’t have that fresh taste, especially when it comes to the mushrooms. So I was more than happy to have a go at creating my own version. I wanted this to be a recipe that even non-vegans would love and would never suspect is vegan. So with Thanksgiving less than a week away, I wanted to share with you my take on a classic vegan Green Bean Casserole.

vegan string bean casserol

 The sauce in the recipe has a lovely creaminess, along with a bit of cheesiness. Cashews are such a great substitute for creams and other dairy-based ingredients, they are very neutral and you can turn them into just about anything.

The Sauce in the recipe has a lovely creaminess, along with a bit of cheesiness. 

 For the topping, I decided to just grab a can of vegan-friendly, fried onion pieces from Trader Joe’s. For me, it’s a huge time saver as I make so many recipes on Thanksgiving Day and I know that’s true for many people. However, if you are not near a Trader Joe’s or cannot find a vegan-friendly option, you can very easily make your own!

For the topping, I decided to just grab a can of vegan-friendly, fried onion pieces from Trader Joe’s.

vegan string bean casserol

 Another great time saver is using frozen green beans. You still get that fresh taste, but without the added time. I also prefer them to canned, but if you don’t like that freshness, you can always substitute frozen green beans for canned.

 I hope you’ll enjoy this much healthier, and tastier version! Also be sure to check out my vegan mashed potato recipe here

The Best Vegan Green Bean Casserole
Traditional onion green bean casserole, but vegan and just as delicious! This is sure to be a winner at any thanksgiving table.
Ingredients
  1. 24oz frozen French style green beans, thawed
  2. 8oz of Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
  3. 2 cups of vegetable broth
  4. 1/2 cup raw cashews
  5. 2 tbsp cornstarch
  6. 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  7. 1 tsp lemon juice
  8. salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
Topping
  1. 1 can of fried onion pieces
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Instructions
  1. Combine your sliced mushrooms and 1 1/2 cups of the veggie broth in a saucepan, simmer until mushrooms are almost cooked.
  2. Next, mix your cornstarch with a little bit of water, mix until completely smooth and whisk into the saucepan, simmer until thickened
  3. and the mushrooms are done.
  4. While your sauce is cooking, combine your cashews, 1/2 cup of veggie broth, lemon and nutritional yeast into a high speed
  5. blender, blend until completely smooth
  6. Add your cashew mix into the broth and whisk until completely combined.
  7. Pull your saucepan off of the burner and pour your thawed green beans in, completely coating them in the sauce.
  8. Pour the mixture into a baking dish and bake at 400 degrees F. for 15-20 minutes.
Notes
  1. Once your dish is cooked, top with the fried onion pieces and enjoy!
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 Hi, I’m Krystine! I love creating easy and delicious plant-based recipes. Cooking is my passion and I love sharing it with the World.

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