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Green Bean Skillet Casserole (Dairy Free, Vegan Option)

The classic Thanksgiving side dish gets a dairy-free makeover in this green bean skillet casserole, mushrooms are optional.

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I know it feels like Thanksgiving is a million months away still, but before you know it, it the trees will have lost their leaves and we’ll all be scrambling to figure out what we’re contributing to our Thanksgiving dinners. It can be even harder if you’re living dairy free, but this green bean skillet casserole is the dish you should make. It’s the best way to make sure you aren’t going to leave hungry – or sick – and,  you won’t have to miss out on a classic Thanksgiving dish. Plus, it has vegetables, so that makes it healthy, right?

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Personally, I have never been a big fan of mushrooms, so I choose to leave them out, but if you wanted to add mushrooms to this dish, you could sauté some chopped mushrooms with the onion. This would not only give you more volume for your dish, it would add even more flavor (flavor that I don’t really care for, but flavor all the same). So mushrooms or no mushrooms. It’s your decision.

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The skillet part of this green bean skillet casserole is also a totally optional thing. If you want to transfer the green beans and sauce to a casserole dish before baking, go for it. I think this would be especially helpful if you’re bring the casserole somewhere, because cast iron skillets can get quite heavy. If you’re making it at home though, this is the cast iron is way to go. You only dirty one pan, and that can be a game changer if you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner. Nobody likes dishes, right?

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Green Bean Skillet Casserole

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups fried onions

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Blanch green beans for about 4 minutes, or until bright green and slightly tender. Drain.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Whisk *affiliate link in flour until a roux has formed. Slowly add broth, whisking into the roux until smooth. Add almond milk and continue to whisk *affiliate link. Add onion powder, salt and pepper.  Bring sauce to a simmer and allow it to thicken, about 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if desired.
  5. Stir in green beans and 1/2 cup onions until evenly coated in sauce. Top casserole with remaining onions and bake for 15 minutes, or until sauce is bubbling and onions have browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition
  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Ginny
    October 9, 2017 at 11:47 am

    I made this for dinner last night and my husband told me it was the best green bean casserole I had ever made. This one’s a keeper! So glad I stumbled across your blog. My daughter has a dairy/soy allergy and I breastfeed so that means I pretty much do to.

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      October 9, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      That’s awesome! I’m so glad to hear it, and I’m glad you found my blog, too. Let me know if there are any recipes you’d like to see in the future!

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    Marc
    November 21, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    In the past I had not been a big green bean casserole fan but I am now because this is amazing! Whether you want dairy in your casserole or not I would highly recommend serving this recipe.

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      jamie
      January 27, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      I am about to make this right now, and I’m choosing this recipe because friends of ours can’t have any yeast or gluten, so this wil be a hit! I’m also trying to find recipes for mushroom meatloaf, vegan style of course! These are wonderful comfort foods for the winter months and I know my husband is just going to love them! Thank you for the recipe!

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        Melissa Belanger
        January 27, 2018 at 4:28 pm

        You’re welcome!! I hope you love it!

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