Hearty Vegan Green Bean Casserole - A Thanksgiving Delight











Whip up a classic with a twist this Thanksgiving with our Vegan Green Bean Casserole. It's a comforting, delicious dish packed with the goodness of green beans, mushrooms, and a unique blend of spices, all under 110 calories per serving.


Step 1: Cooking the Onions

The journey to our delectable Vegan Green Bean Casserole begins with caramelizing onions. In a wide-bottomed saucepan, heat a tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil over low heat. Add the onions, stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes to achieve a golden brown allure. If the onions start looking a tad dry, a splash of water can help them along without hindering the caramelization process.
Pro Tip: Low and slow is the secret to perfectly caramelized onions.

Step 2: Prepping the Veggies

While the onions are caramelizing, steam the parsnip until soft and prepare the green beans by removing the ends and cutting them into 2-inch pieces. Then give the green beans a quick steam for about 8 minutes to soften them up, setting them aside in an 8x8 baking dish, ready for the next stages of the casserole.
Pro Tip: Steaming the veggies beforehand helps maintain a wonderful texture in the casserole.

Step 3: Sauté and Blend

Once the onions have reached a lovely shade of caramel, use the same pan to cook the mushrooms, adding in garlic for a burst of flavor, stirring for about 5 minutes. Then, take half of this mushroom-garlic mixture and blend it with the steamed parsnips along with nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper for that spicy kick. This blend will act as a creamy sauce enveloping our green beans.
Pro Tip: Blending some of the veggies creates a creamy texture without the need for dairy.

Step 4: Assemble and Bake

Pour the mushroom-parsnip sauce over the green beans in the baking dish, stir to coat evenly, and then sprinkle the rest of the caramelursiking onions on top as a flavorful garnish. Preheat your oven to 350°F and bake the casserole for another 30 minutes until everything is bubbly and the top is beginning to brown.
Pro Tip: Adding the caramelized onions on top adds a delicious sweetness and crunch.

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy

Your Vegan Green Bean Casserole is now ready to be the star of your Thanksgiving table. Serve it hot and watch as your guests marvel at how you've turned this classic dish into a vegan delight without compromising on the comforting flavors and textures we all love.
Pro Tip: Pair with a light, fruity wine to complement the dish's rich flavors.