Healthy Green Bean Casserole

This recipe is adapted from the amazing Amanda Skrip, the best natural foods chef and wellness consultant in Chicago! We went to one of her cooking classes and have not stopped making her recipes since! This recipe was originally made with broccoli (which was awe-mazing!), but we wanted to try it with green beans. This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free, and even better, it is boyfriend approved!


  • 4-5 cups of green beans
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup of cashews, soaked in water for about 30 minutes
  • 3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast (this is what gives it it’s cheesy flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of brown crispy rice cereal, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a medium baking dish with oil.

2. Boil green beans for 5-10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and add onions and garlic. Saute until softened and caramelized (about 10 minutes).

4. Drain green beans and place in large bowl. Add onions to green beans.

5. Drain cashews, add to blender with nutritoin yeast, lemon juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, water, and salt. Blend until creamy. Pour sauce over beans and onions and stir to coat.

6. Evenly distribute mixture in baking dish cover with parchment paper then seal with foil. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove parchment paper and foil, sprinkle crispy rice and parmesan (if desired) on top. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes. Let cool then serve.


7 responses to “Healthy Green Bean Casserole

  1. This sounds way better than the stuff with the soup.

  2. I make green bean casserole for Thanksgiving every year, but I’m so glad there’s a healthier way to make it! Yes!

  3. I have never had a green bean casserole before! lol This one looks very tasty šŸ™‚

  4. I just bookmarked this!!!!!

  5. This is definitely a healthier version of the version my family makes on Thanksgiving. I am saving this to make this year! Thanks for the great recipe šŸ™‚

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