Fall is here. The air has a chill to it, the holidays are around the corner, and it’s officially time for a paleo green bean casserole recipe. My gluten-free dairy-free green bean casserole is comfort food at its finest. Rich, savory, and full of veggies, it’s also healthy and a great option for whoever is at your table this year.
Most of us think about traditional green bean casserole during around Thanksgiving, but I like to serve up homemade green bean casserole all year long! It can be served with just about anything, is easy-to-make, and everyone loves it.
This gluten-free green bean casserole recipe is inspired by this keto green bean casserole, but is made dairy-free.
Ingredients In Green Bean Casserole
I think this is the best green bean casserole because it features fresh green beans and mushrooms, which gives it tons of fresh flavor.
Here are the ingredients in this gluten-free dairy-free green bean casserole:
- Avocado Oil – You can use any kind of oil that you prefer, I just love using the avocado oil for this easy green bean casserole.
- Onion – Chop the onion and saute. If you have someone who isn’t a fan of onions, you can chop them even smaller, or add a little less.
- Mushrooms – I love the earthy flavor that the mushrooms add to the healthy green bean casserole.
- Green Beans – They are the star of the show! I prefer to cut them in half, so they aren’t too big when you are trying to eat them.
- Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup – This paleo cream of mushroom soup brings the casserole together… without flour or dairy!
- Blanched Almond Flour – This is added to the topping, which works as a great replacement to regular flour.
- Dry Minced Onion – Adding dried onion takes this green bean casserole from scratch to the next level. We don’t need any fried onions here.
How To Make Paleo Green Bean Casserole
From start to finish, you can make this gluten-free dairy-free green bean casserole in about 40 minutes, which makes it great for entertaining or a nice dinner.
Here’s how to make healthy green bean casserole:
- Make the homemade dairy-free cream of mushroom soup. You can continue with the rest of the recipe while it cooks!
- Saute mushrooms and onions. Once they are lightly browned, remove the pan from the heat.
- Cook the green beans. You can either cook the green beans in the microwave or on the stovetop, just until crisp-tender. We don’t want them mushy!
- Assemble the casserole. Place the cooked green beans in a casserole dish. Then top with mushroom and onion mixture and cream of mushroom soup.
- Make the paleo green bean casserole topping. Place the almond flour and minced onions together. Pour in oil and mix until crumbly.
- Top the green bean casserole. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the casserole and bake until the topping is golden.
Can I Make Green Bean Casserole For A Large Group?
Yes, you can make this gluten-free dairy-free green bean casserole for a large group. This simple green bean casserole serves 12 people at 1/2 cup each, but of course people often have seconds at holiday gatherings.
So, feel free to double the recipe by using a larger pan – or two pans!
Is Green Bean Casserole Healthy?
Yes, this gluten-free, dairy-free green bean casserole is healthy. Green beans, onions, and mushrooms are all full of vitamins and nutrients. And, there’s no flour or preservatives sometimes found in canned cream of mushroom soup.
How Do You Store Paleo Green Bean Casserole?
You can make paleo green bean casserole ahead of time, or store the leftovers. If you’re making it ahead, it’s best to keep the topping separate until the day-of and do the final baking step with the topping that day.
Whether it’s pre-made or leftovers, gluten-free dairy-free green bean casserole will keep in the fridge for 3-5 days.
To reheat, just place the casserole in the oven, until hot. Of course, you could pop leftovers into the microwave if you like.
Can You Freeze Dairy-Free Green Bean Casserole?
Yes, you can freeze dairy-free green bean casserole. Unlike recipes made with dairy, this dairy-free casserole freezes well for 1-2 months.
To serve, thaw in the fridge overnight and then heat in the oven the next day.
What To Serve With Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole
This gluten-free dairy-free green bean casserole goes with all sorts of holiday recipes:
- Slow Cooker Turkey Breast – This is the easiest way to make turkey breast. Start it in the slow cooker and make your casserole. Easy! It does use butter, but you can easily use ghee to keep it paleo.
- Paleo Cranberry Sauce – Naturally sweetened and so much better than the canned stuff.
- Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole – No one can resist the bacon streusel on top.
- Cinnamon Mashed Sweet Potatoes – A great option if you don’t want to make time making another casserole. The paleo green bean casserole can be the star instead.
- Fall Apple Cider Margarita – The perfect pairing to your fall meal!
Tools To Make Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole:
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- Skillet – These skillets are perfect for sautéing veggies! They are non-stick and I use them all the time.
- Casserole Dish – This set of casserole dishes comes with 2 sizes, which is perfect if you are wanting a full or half batch! You can freeze your dairy-free green bean casserole right in these dishes, too.
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Dairy-Free Paleo Green Bean Casserole Recipe
This paleo green bean casserole recipe is a family favorite! This gluten-free dairy-free green bean casserole tastes like a regular one, and everyone can enjoy it.
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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (191 degrees C).
Saute the mushrooms & onions: In a skillet over medium heat, saute the onions and mushrooms in avocado oil for about 7-10 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from heat.
Cook the green beans: Cook the green beans either in the microwave or on the stove until they are crisp-tender. For the microwave, place the green beans in a large bowl with 1/2 cup water (118 mL) and nuke, stirring at 2 minute intervals, until done (about 6-8 minutes total). For the stove, boil the green beans covered in water for 3-5 minutes.
Assemble the casserole: Place the cooked green beans, mushroom/onion mixture, and cream of mushroom soup into a glass or ceramic 3-quart casserole dish. Stir together until well combined.
Make the topping: In a small bowl, stir together the almond flour, and dried minced onions. Stir in the avocado oil until crumbly. Crumble the topping over the casserole.
Bake: Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the topping is golden.
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Serving size: 1/2 cup
Nutrition Information Per Serving
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