Thanksgiving is just one week away! I love Thanksgiving and all of the family time with traditional favorite dishes crowding the table. Something I haven’t yet made for Superman was Green Bean Casserole, so this year I’m adding it to my list of allergy-friendly holiday favorites! This dish usually has cream of mushroom soup as it’s base, but making an easy “gravy” is a great substitute for the soup (and much healthier!) If you’ve never made a gravy before, don’t sweat it. Just follow the directions and you should be good to go.
I topped this recipe with pan toasted onions and crackers to make it easily gluten free. If you’re not following a wheat & gluten free diet, then store bought french fried onions may work for your family. Please read labels carefully to assure that they are safe.
My family really enjoyed taste testing this recipe, and I hope it finds a place on your holiday table.
- For the gravy:
- 3 T dairy-free butter (I used Earth Balance)
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- ⅓ cup flour (gluten free if needed)
- 1½ cup unflavored, dairy-free milk (I used rice milk)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt, more to taste
- pepper to taste
- 1-4 oz. can mushrooms, drained (optional)
- 3 cans french style green beans, drained
- For the topping:
- 2-3 T dairy-free butter
- 2 T dried, minced onion (reconstituted in 4 T water)
- 1 cup crackers, coarsely crushed (gluten free, if needed)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Lightly grease an 11x7 (or similar size) baking dish.
- In a large skillet, sauté small onion in butter until tender over medium heat.
- Add flour and mix until flour has absorbed liquid.
- Add milk about ⅓ cup at a time, whisking each time to blend with flour & onion.
- Continue adding milk and whisking until gravy is well blended and thickening after each addition, before adding more milk.
- Once all milk is added to gravy, continue to stir over medium heat until it is heated throughout and the consistency of gravy.
- Add additional ingredients, except the green beans. Stir well to combine.
- Fold in green beans.
- Pour green beans into baking dish and set aside.
- For the topping:
- Melt 2 T dairy free butter in a medium sized skillet over medium heat.
- Add minced onion and sauté until just starting to turn golden.
- Add crushed crackers and "toast" in skillet by stirring frequently until golden brown.
- Add cracker topping to green beans.
- Put casserole in oven for about 15 minutes to heat throughout.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
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