Looking for a Green Bean Casserole that doesn’t require an un-healthy can of soup?! This recipe is what you’ve been waiting for.
Green Bean Casserole has always been a Christmas dinner tradition in my family and my personal favorite! It’s a great way to add veggies to the table and relatively easy if you use the recipe on the back of the French’s Fried Onion container, but unfortunately a can of Cream of Mushroom is full of preservatives (sorry Campbells!). I’ve even searched for organic soups, but no luck. So here I re-created my own cream of mushroom using almond milk, onions and fresh mushrooms. Inspiration came from Fed & Fit’s Paleo version which can easily be made dairy free.
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Ready to make the best, healthy green bean casserole ever!? Let’s go!
8 oz Baby Bella Mushrooms, sliced
2-3 Tbsp. Water
½ Cup Red Wine
1 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter
2 Shallots, small or medium, chopped
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1¾ Cup Almond Milk
¾ Cup Almond Meal or Flour
1 tsp. corn starch
2 Tbsp. Honey
1 tsp. Salt and Pepper
¾ Cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 Container French’s Fried Onion Rings
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a large casserole dish and add frozen green beans. Rinse Mushrooms. In a medium skillet add water, butter, red wine (sweet variety – or substituting more water is fine if you don’t have wine) and sliced mushrooms. Cook on medium high to sauté, until liquid is mostly dissolved, about 20 minutes. While mushrooms are cooking, in a medium/large pot, add 2 Tbsp. EVOO and chopped shallots. Sautee until clear and they start to crisp on the edges. Then to the same pot as shallots, add almond milk, almond meal (or substitute flour), honey, salt and pepper. If using flour you may want to add a little extra almond milk. Stir and simmer about 5 minutes. When mushrooms are done add them to the large pot with the almond milk mixture. Stir. Pour the mixture over the green beans. Next add shredded cheese (or may omit to keep the recipe dairy free). Using a spatula, fold all the ingredients into the pan until mixed. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and top with French fried onion rings. Put back in the oven for 5 more minutes.
Let me know what reaction your family gives a homemade Clean Green Bean Casserole at your next holiday gathering!
Post updated 11/23/2016
Originally posted on 12/21/2015