If you’ve never been to my blog before, let me begin by saying that we have a lot of food allergies in our house. This includes dairy products with our youngest son. Mealtime is definitely a challenge.
Holidays are worse.
So, for Thanksgiving, in addition to making a dairy free, egg free pumpkin pie (aka – vegan pumpkin pie), I also made some dairy free green bean casserole that, surprisingly, turned out incredibly delicious.
…and I fully intend on making it again for Christmas dinner.
You probably know that cream of mushroom soup contains milk, and the recipe calls for you to add more milk to it. However, did you know that the popular french fried onions sold in most grocery stores have a “may contain milk” warning on the label?
So, in addition to finding a mushroom soup that was dairy free, I had to locate dairy free french fried onions. So, I hit Whole Foods Market.
1 16 oz. box of Dairy Free Mushroom Soup – not condensed
1 can / package of dairy free french fried onions
1 bag of thawed green beans
A few handfuls of fresh mushrooms, sliced
Salt, pepper, garlic – whatever tickles your tastebuds
Combine the ingredients into a casserole dish and bake in the oven at 350 degrees (Fahrenheit) until it looks done. Oh, just follow a recipe you use, replacing the milk and cream of mushroom soup with the box of mushroom soup and fresh mushrooms.
Don’t you love how simple my instructions are? lol I am oh so very “Just cook it ’til it looks done.”
Add some more french fried onions to the top, then bake until they turn golden brown, and you’re done.
The result is some of the freshest tasting Green Bean Casserole I’ve ever eaten. While it doesn’t taste like traditional green bean casserole, it was still a delicious recipe and a welcome side dish on our table. Plus, it’s a tradition in my family to have it for holiday meals and potlucks, so Thanksgiving wouldn’t have felt complete without it.
As I said before, it doesn’t taste like regular green bean casserole, so don’t expect to eat what your mom used to make using condensed cream of mushroom soup. However, in my opinion, this was far better. The beans were crisp, the mushrooms were flavorful, and the entire dish tasted so incredibly fresh. It was definitely a winner.
Are you looking for Gluten Free French Fried Onions and can’t find any? Make your own! Try my Gluten Free French Fried Onions Recipe – Also egg and dairy free (vegan).
Question: What side dish do you always have to have for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner?
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