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Holiday {Vegan} Green Bean Casserole
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Holiday {Vegan} Green Bean Casserole

While it's certainly not an "everyday" food, could anything be more satisfying than a rich, hearty (crunchy) green bean casserole during the holidays?  Here it is, all grown up.


  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 large cans green beans
  • 1 cup sliced portabello mushrooms
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 can French fried onion rings
  • ½ cup of sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Vegetable cooking spray


  1. Spray glass baking dish with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Combine almond milk, portabello mushrooms and garlic powder in a pot over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture begins to boil.
  4. Reduce mixture to a simmer.
  5. Add cornstarch to the mixture and continue to stir for five minutes.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Pour water off both cans of green beans and place in prepared casserole dish.
  8. Add half of the French fried onion rings to the green beans along with almonds and almond milk mixture and stir well.
  9. Bake in oven for 30 minutes.
  10. Place remaining French friend onion rings on top of mixture.
  11. Bake in oven for another 10 minutes until golden brown.

For a change of pace consider substituting coconut milk for almond milk and instant potato flakes for cornstarch. Vegans and nonvegans alike will love this casserole. Consider using almond milk or coconut milk, cornstarch or potato flakes and portabello mushrooms as a substitute in other recipes that call for cream of mushroom soup as well. You do not have to wait till Thanksgiving or Christmas to cook this wonderful casserole.





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  1. Carolyn
    Working third shift for a fourth night straight. Will return to vote for other articles and comment tomorrow. Thanks for understanding.
  2. Jalenagraham
    Looks delicious
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks for the vote and comment Jalengraham!
  3. Charlotte
    yes it does
    1. Carolyn
      You have a delicious greenbean casserole recipe yourself! Thanks for the vote and comment!
  4. Virtually Homemade
    Virtually Homemade
    Do you think you could use fresh green beans as well - they are overflowing at the farmer's market? Voted :)
    1. Carolyn
      Yes, fresh is always better when available! Thanks for the vote and comment! Sorry for just getting back with you. I've worked 4 straight days on third shift and am feeling pretty rough today. Thanks again!
  5. Roopam
    almond milk would give it wonderful taste I suppose:) voted!
    1. Carolyn
      Absolutely! Thanks for the vote and comment!
  6. BuddhasDelight
    hey lady, are you reading my mind? i have been wanting to figure out a vegan version of this dish i grew up with for ages... your recipe sounds like perfection! yum. voted!
    1. Carolyn
      Buddhas Delight, I am thinking that the same idea could be used for many casserole dishes that call for cream of mushroom soup. Thanks for the vote and comment!
  7. Sheila Ray
    I've never canned things in my life, but I've started to this year with my neighbor's overflowing garden! I have many quarts of green beans done! voted...
    1. Carolyn
      I remember my mother canning blackberries and other things as well. I have never tried my hand at canning but will have to do so sometime. Thanks for the vote and comment!
  8. SnakeWitch
    Hey there, I've had the chance to read your recipe and it looks great! I'm not a fan of onions, so I would probably just substitute those with garlic and perhaps zucchini to give it that soft feel to it. Voted number 11! Did you check out my article about B12 deficiencies yet? I don't think you voted on it... You usually say so when you do! I don't typically vote as often for you anymore because you make it to Top Posts very quickly, so I vote on others' articles to give them a chance.
    1. Carolyn
      SnakeWitch, sorry, I did miss it! I have voted for your article now. Please forgive me, as I have just come off four straight days of working third shift and am feeling pretty rough today. Thanks for the vote and comment! I am thinking this same idea could work on other casserole recipes that call for cream of mushroom soup as well!
      1. SnakeWitch
        No worries about taking your time! I don't mind!
  9. 801Jacq
    This was tasty! Just made it ^_^ My Flaming Vegan cherry has been popped!


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