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    Vegan Green Bean Casserole

     

    This Vegan Green Bean Casserole has so much flavor.

    Eating healthier for the Holidays has never tasted better!!

    It is loaded with nutrients, and your family members will think you are trying to show them up when you bring this for the holidays.

    It really tastes that good!!

     

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    Guilt-Free Vegan Green Bean Casserole

    It is the time of year where side dishes rule the dinner table, they are rich and delicious. For me, however, most of them are loaded with dairy and sodium which leaves me feeling bloated and my gut will hurt SO BAD!!

    I set out on a mission this year to recreate my favorite side dishes with healthier ingredients so that I can feel good about serving them to my family.

    My daughter has requested this casserole for dinner at least once a week because it is such a comfort food type dish, and with how healthy it is, SCORE!!

    It doesn’t matter if you have vegans coming for the holidays are not, this recipe is so good you will not miss the dairy.




    Switching Things Up

    In my family, this a must have casserole for all holiday gatherings. If you have lactose-intolerant family members as I do, then you know how stinky they can be if you get my drift!!

    My family doesn’t even realize that I switched up the recipe because it is that good. The Simple Truth Organic Cream Cheese Alternative used in the mushroom sauce gives it this creamy consistency. The fresh green beans are a must. They are tender and have so much flavor.

    This will become a dish that you will want to make throughout the year as a healthy side to any meal.

    I made this recipe completely vegan, but if you don’t care about that and just want it to be a healthier dairy-free version, you can use chicken broth instead of veggie broth.

    I have found that this sauce also works as a great replacement for the cream of mushroom soup in other dishes too. It especially pairs really well with rice.




    Vegan Green Bean Casserole Health Benefits

    The BEST part is how much healthier my Vegan Green Bean Casserole is than the traditional version.

    The traditional version uses canned green beans and cream of mushroom soup. Canned products tend to have a lot of sodium. Green Bean Casserole made with canned ingredients has 10x the about of sodium than my recipe does!!

    This one also has half the amount of calories.

    Even better yet, this is loaded with Vitamins A, C, and D. It is also a good source of Folic Acid and fiber. This makes this dish a healthy meal all on its own!!

    Not all carbs are equal, and there is a huge craze right now to eat low carb, good news this is only about 15 grams net carbs. The carbs that are in the recipe are the good ones, the ones that bring you fiber and nutrients that the body needs.

    So you got low calorie, low carbohydrates, low fat, and low sodium but MEGA nutrition while still tasting absolutely AMAZING!!

    That is a win!!




    Tools to Make Vegan Green Bean Casserole

    Large Casserole Dish with lid

    Medium Saute Skillet

    Cutting board

    Sharp Knife

    Large Pot

    Strainer

     

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    Vegan Green Bean Casserole

    Vegan Green Bean Casserole


    • Author: Stacey
    • Prep Time: 10 minutes
    • Cook Time: 40 minutes
    • Total Time: 50 minutes
    • Yield: 12 1x
    • Diet: Vegan

    Description

    Eating healthier for the Holidays has never tasted better! This Vegan Green Bean Casserole has so much flavor. It is loaded with nutrients.  Lower in fat, lower in calories, and higher in fiber, and your family members will think you are trying to show them up when you bring this for the holidays with it being healthy and tasting so good!


    Ingredients

    Scale

    2 lbs or 7 cups Green Beans

    16 oz of sliced White Mushrooms

    1 tbsp of minced Garlic

    1 large diced Yellow Onion

    1 cup diced Red Pepper

    1 cup Silk Creamy Unsweetened Cashew Milk

    1 cup Simple Truth Vegetable Broth

    8 oz Simple Truth Organic Based Plan Cream Cheese Alternative (brand found at Kroger)

    1 tbsp Cayenne Pepper (omit or adjust to your liking)

    1/2 tbsp Bob’s Red Mill Xanthan Gum

    6 oz Organic Fried Onions

    1 Tbsp Avocado Oil

    2 tbsp Himalayan Salt (or to taste)

    1 tbsp Black Pepper (or to taste)


    Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
    2. Wash the green beans and put into a large pot. Cover with water so that there are 2-3 inches above the green beans
    3. Bring to a boil and allow to boil for 7-9 minutes
    4. Remove from the stove and strain the water from the green beans
    5. Run cold water over the green beans while still in the strainer for 1-2 minutes
    6. Trim the ends off the green beans and cut them into 2-3 pieces. You want them to be bite-size
    7. Place the green beans in the bottom of the casserole dish
    8. Add avocado oil to the saute pan and place over medium heat
    9. Saute your diced onion and minced garlic until the onion starts to soften, about 2-3 minutes
    10. Add the sliced mushrooms and continue to saute until they soften about 2-3 minutes
    11. Place the pot you boiled the green beans in, back on the stove over medium heat
    12. Add in the diced red pepper, 1 cup of cashew milk, 1 cup of veggie broth, and 8 oz of vegan cream cheese to the pot
    13. Add in your cayenne pepper, Himalayan Salt and Black Pepper
    14. Add in the xanthum gum
    15. Mix well until the mixture starts to boil
    16. Add in the mushroom, onion, garlic mixture along with the red peppers
    17. Allow to boil for 2 minutes
    18. Pour the mixture on top of the green beans
    19. Place lid on the dish and bake for 25 minutes
    20. Remove from oven
    21. Remove the lid
    22. Add the French fried onions to the top
    23. Place back in the oven uncovered and bake another 10 minutes or until the onions start to brown
    24. Allow to cool 5 minutes before serving

    Notes

    If you are not concerned about being gluten-free you can use 1 tbsp of all-purpose flour in place of the Xanthan Gum.

    If you just want a dairy-free version you can use chicken broth instead of veggie broth.

    If you do not like spicy, you can omit the Cayenne pepper all together

    • Category: Side Dish
    • Method: Oven
    • Cuisine: American

    Nutrition

    • Serving Size: 1/12
    • Calories: 163.3 g
    • Sugar: 3.2 g
    • Sodium: 172.83 mg
    • Fat: 8.71 g
    • Saturated Fat: 3.18 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0.2 g
    • Trans Fat: 0 g
    • Carbohydrates: 18.6 g
    • Fiber: 4.1 g
    • Protein: 5.9 g
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg

    Keywords: Thanksgiving side dish, healthy thanksgiving side dish, healthy green bean casserole, vegan green bean casserole, green beans casserole ideas, healthy side dishes, dairy free side dishes

     

     

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