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Green Bean Casserole

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4.92 from 12 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Serves 8
The only green bean recipe you'll ever need! Made with crispy baked onions, a creamy mushroom sauce, and fresh green beans, it's healthy and delicious.

Ingredients

Crispy onions

  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs, plus more for sprinkling
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Filling

  • pounds green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 16 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Make the crispy onions: Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, toss the onions with the oil, flour, panko, and salt. Spread evenly onto the baking sheets and bake for 25 to 35 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes (rotating the pans in the oven as necessary), until lightly browned and crispy. Remove from the oven and lower the oven temperature to 400°F.
  • Prepare the filling: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and set a large bowl of ice water nearby. Drop the green beans into the boiling water and blanch for 4 minutes. Drain, and immediately immerse in the ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain, and transfer to a towel to dry.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet, add the mushrooms, and cook until soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the tamari, garlic, and thyme. Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms and stir again. Add the almond milk and mustard and stir to combine. Simmer until thickened, whisking often, for 20 minutes. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and pepper.
  • Spread ⅓ of the sauce into the baking dish. Layer with green beans and top with the remaining sauce. Sprinkle the onions on top and bake, covered, for 10 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 more minutes. If the onions start to brown too much, cover the dish for the remainder of the baking time. Garnish with sprinkles of panko and Parmesan, if desired. Serve hot.

Notes

Make this vegan by omitting the cheese and adding a few extra pinches of salt to the mushroom sauce.