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Healthy Green Bean Casserole with Homemade Crispy Onions

This Healthy Green Bean Casserole is so rich, creamy, and delicious that no one will know it is good for you! Made dairy-free, this Thanksgiving side dish is sure to be a huge crowd pleaser.

Healthy green bean casserole with homemade crispy onions

Have you ever had a Thanksgiving without Green Bean Casserole? I have once, and it was an experience I do not want to repeat!

Picture this: I had just found out I was allergic to dairy 2 weeks before Thanksgiving. The table was set, the buffet was overflowing with food, and there I was with my dairy-free plate, and a big empty spot on my plate and in my heart where my beloved Green Bean Casserole should be.

That was my first dairy-free Thanksgiving, and my last Thanksgiving without Green Bean Casserole.

Healthy green bean casserole with homemade crispy onions recipe

Sometimes, out of the most desperate times, our best ideas are born. The tragedy of a Green Bean Casserole-less Thanksgiving had a silver lining – I went into the kitchen and made this Healthy Green Bean Casserole. And my, oh, my… is it GOOD!

The first order of business was to swap the cream of onion soup for a dairy-free version. In place of the soup concentrate, we sauté up some onions and mushrooms in a heart-healthy oil until tender. While that is cooking, we blend up raw cashews with some water and lots of garlic to make a dairy-free cream.

We stir the cream into the onions, mushrooms, and green beans and voila! The perfect dairy-free Healthy Green Bean Casserole Filling.

Healthy green bean casserole with homemade crispy onions ceramic bowl