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Vegan Green Bean Casserole

What you need: 

1-1/2 cups nondairy milk
1 (2.5-ounce) cube veggie bouillon
1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 medium onion, diced
3/4 cup chopped mushrooms (button, crimini, portabella, whatever)
1 carrot, diced
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
2 or 3 tablespoons cornstarch or potato starch
2 or 3 tablespoons cold water
1 (14.5-ounce) can French cut green beans
1-1/2 (24-ounce) canisters vegan French fried onions

What you do: 

1. In a saucepan, heat the nondairy milk and veggie bouillon; stir until bouillon cube disintegrates. Just heat the milk, do not boil or scald it.
2. In a skillet, heat the oil. Add the onions, mushrooms, and carrots; saute until the onions are translucent. Add the herbs and spices (basil, garlic, marjoram, oregano, pepper, sage, salt, and thyme - and whatever other hearty herbs make you happy).
3. Make a thickener by combining cornstarch and cold water; mix well. Pour into the nondairy milk-bouillon mixture. Stir well, because this will coagulate pretty quickly.
4. Quickly add the can of green beans, the sautéed veggies, and about half of the French fried onions; stir well. Pour that mixture into a casserole dish or pan and top with remaining French fried onions.
5. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the French fried onions begin to brown. Remove. Eat. Enjoy.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
20 minutes
4 to 6
Recipe Category: 


This recipe was really amazing, I was very surprised at how similar it tasted to the omnivore version. I did add a bit more salt & mushrooms afterwards. Overall, wonderful recipe!!! thank you :-D


Quantity of canned or froze vs fresh green beans.... just take a bunch of g.b. and try to size it up to the can and see how many you could fit.  OR.... weigh it to be 15-16oz at the store, but I can use my handy dandy electronic weight my hubby received as a Christmas gift.    Oz per oz s/b equal....


i completely forgot to review this recipe! I made this for Thanksgiving ( my first thanksgiving that i did myself) and it was awesome!
i think i left out the carrot and used wayyyyyy less french fried onions because that much did not seem necessary at all. My omni family loved it!!!
i will definitely be making this every year. Thank you!!


Yummm =) I made this for thanksgiving. Everyone loved it and was asking me for the recipe =)  :)>>>


This was soooooo goooood!!!  :D
My mom was out of town this Thanksgiving so cooking the meal was up to me (a lot of pressure if you're the only vegan in the family). I was so pleased with how this ended up coming out! The boyfriend and I kept picking at it even when the meal was really technically over (you know, a conversation here, a fork in the casserole dish there P)


I plan on making this the day before Thanksgiving... will it still heat up well as a leftover? Should I wait to add the onion on top until I reheat it?
Also, I plan on omitting the mushroom because my family is not a fan unfortunately, should I double the green beans? What about doubling the whole recipe (will the current recipe really feed 4-6)?

Sorry for so many questions, but I've never made green bean casserole before and I would love for this to be a hit!


Made this for a potluck last night, and it was the first thing to dissapear. I thought it tasted a little sweet, but it was delicious. I used half the onions because I didn't buy enough, and it still turned out great. I think next time I will use more spices and unflavored soy milk instead of "original" soy milk.


The  homemade  fried onions were  a  special  treat.  It  required close  to 90 minuted for the fresh  green beans cook and the onions  to  crisp.The  arrowroot took a long time to thicken too. I will be making this again.



My favorite dish!  SUPER easy and delicious. 

I use 2 cans of green beans, an entire med. onion, and flour instead of cornstarch.



I made this a few weeks ago (even though it wasn't Thanksgiving but that doesn't matter). It was the best green bean cassarole I've ever tasted!  ;)b
I've never really been too fond of green bean cassarole but this one was excellent! Even my meat-eating family members loved it!  8-)



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