Healthy Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Thanksgiving is that time of year when you stuff yourself silly with all the guilty pleasures.  I am going to try to make healthier versions of all the naughty dishes.  The first one that came to mind was to make a vegan green bean casserole.  Who doesn’t love it in all it’s decadent glory?  The original version is not vegan and contains a lot of unwanted ingredients.  My vegan green bean casserole is much healthier
and just as delicious…

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

I am including a gluten free option in this recipe as well.  So you can save all the calories for dessert. 🙂

What are some other Thanksgiving guilty pleasures?

Healthy Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Healthy Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 25 min


  • 2 cups green beans sliced
  • 3 cups + 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup + 4-5 sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 T arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 cup + 2T whole wheat panco bread crumbs (to make this gluten free, just use gluten free breadcrumbs.)
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350. 
  2. In a large sauce pan , saute 3/4 cup mushrooms, onions and olive oil. 
  3. In another pot, boil the green beans in the 3 cups veggie broth for 10 minutes. 
  4. In a food processor , combine the arrowroot, 1/4 cup milk and 4-5 sliced mushrooms until mixture is fully pureed. 
  5. Once the beans are boiled, drain and add them to the mushroom/onion mixture. 
  6. Add the pureed mushrooms to the pan. 
  7. Now add the salt and breadcrumbs. Stir well.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for  20 minutes. 
  9. Pull it out and sprinkle last 2T breadcrumbs over the top and cook for another 5 minutes.


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12 thoughts to “Healthy Vegan Green Bean Casserole”

  1. Candied Yams, mashed potatoes & gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, dinner rolls. Those are the staples of our Thanksgiving meal anyways. What did Marcus think of the green bean casserole? I'm guessing since its posted, he liked it.
  2. This recipe is great! May I share the link on an article I am writing on Shiitake mushrooms over at I will be sure to give you full credit or the recipe :)
    1. Thank you! You are more than welcome to use a link and a photo, but I would rather you not publish the full recipe on your site. Thanks for asking. :)

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