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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: 


FYI homemade french fried onions are really good and really easy. Slice onions thinly and let soak in ice water for 1 hour. Meanwhile, mix 1/2 c. flour with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Thoroughly dry the onions when finished soaking. Heat canola oil and fry until golden and crispy. Drain fried onions on a cooling rack instead of paper towels for effective drainage.

In my opinion these taste lighter and yummier than canned ff onions.


This was dee-licious! I will definitely be making it for my family this Thanksgiving. I love that there's more than just green beans in it. The spices make it rich and tasty and the french fried onions make it family-friendly.


OMG this was sooooo good.  I made it for a dinner party and everyone raved about it! no one even knew it was vegan!  I doubled it and there was not a green bean left!
Thank you sooo much for this recipe... i definately missed the traditional casserole.  This one is even better!


this was the first green bean casserole that my boyfriend has ever liked!  it didnt take long at all and was fantastic. 

one more thing that could make or break your casserole is that when you pour everything into the sauce pan, right before you dump it into the casserole dish, that you have to stir it untill it just starts to thicken, but not thicken too much or else it will dry out in the oven, and not thicken too little or else it will be runny.  just wanted to make sure that was mentioned.  i dont think it was mentioned in the recipe.



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