Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Vegan green bean casserole for Thanksgiving with French-fried onion topping
Vegan green bean casserole for Thanksgiving with French-fried onion topping.
    30 mins
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Green bean casserole is a traditional American Thanksgiving dish which seems to appear out of nowhere during the fall and winter holidays. Year round, you'd be hard pressed to find it anywhere, but around Thanksgiving and Christmas time, it's suddenly everywhere. No Thanksgiving or Christmas table would be complete without a classic green bean casserole!

This recipe is for a vegetarian and vegan version of a traditional green bean casserole, using vegan margarine and nutritional yeast in place of milk, cream, or the usual canned mushroom soup (ew!) to create a creamy and saucy vegan green bean casserole which is completely dairy-free and suitable for anyone on a vegan diet, and, of course, it's also much lighter as far as fat and calories. So, if you're looking for a lighter and healthier green bean casserole for any reason, this vegan green bean casserole recipe will be a good one for you to try. 

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What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup vegan margarine
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 2 14 ounce cans French style green beans, well drained
  • 1 3 ounce can French-fried onions

How to Make It

First, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a small saucepan, melt the vegan margarine and add the flour. Add the vegetable broth, soy sauce or tamari, garlic powder and the onion powder, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens. Next, whisk in the vegetable oil and nutritional yeast until fully combined.

Next, toss together the sauce and the green beans in a casserole dish or baking dish. 

Bake your casserole in the pre-heated oven for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, carefully remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the French fried onions on top of the casserole, then, return the pan to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes.


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