Can you believe that we are only one week away from Thanksgiving? This year is my first round of holidays after being diagnosed as lactose intolerant so finding ways to still have all of my favorite dishes and not make my insides upset has been a bit of a challenge. I have worked it out with my parents that we are going to set aside boiled potatoes for me to mash with Smart Balance & a splash of almond milk, cresent rolls are already df, so my favorite dish to convert was the green bean casserole.I have been on the hunt for a while and I ended up mashing up a few different recipes to make this one. I wanted to stay as close to the traditional, back of the French's onion can, as possible.
Green Bean Casserole
1.5 tsp sea salt
2 cans of green beans(either cut or french style), drained*
1 1/3 cups French's Crispy Fried Onions
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp black pepper
2 cups sliced button mushrooms
1.5 Tbsp cornstarch
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp onion powder
*I get the no salt added kind.
1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
2. Place drained green beans in your casserole dish.
3. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat.
4. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring frequently, for 6-8 minutes, or until mushrooms are soft. Remove from the heat, drain, and set aside.
5. Bring almond milk to a gentle boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
6. Add garlic, onion powder, salt, and paper; cook, stirring frequently for 1-2 minutes.
7. Make a slurry by adding 1.5 Tbsp of warm water to the cornstarch. Add cornstrarch slurry to almond milk mixture; cook, whisking constantly for 5-7 minutes or until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat.
8. Combine the mushrooms, 2/3 cup of the crispy fried onions, and almond milk mixture with the green beans in your casserole dish; mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
9. Bake at 350º F for 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Stir.
10. Top with remaining 2/3 cup onions. Bake 5 min. until onions are golden.
Enjoy! The casserole is a little more soupy than the traditional but it does set up over time and in the fridge overnight for leftovers the next day!
What is your favorite food at Thanksgiving?