fresh green beans and mushrooms

Green Bean Casserole: A Very Mushroom Thanksgiving – Part 1

Thanksgiving is centered around the turkey. And the sides are…well, pushed to the side. And this year, the sides are going to outshadow the main course. It’s my first thanksgiving being completely vegan. I’ve pretty much joined in on my brother’s plant-based Thanksgiving for the past 3 years, but this year feels different.

This year, I’ve got a theme. I have been OBSESSED with everything mushroom lately, so I wanted to do a three part recipe series that featured my favorite mushroom Thanksgiving recipes.

Green bean casserole is, without a doubt, my favorite Thanksgiving meal. So let’s check out the first (and in my opinion best) Thanksgiving side that I’ve been waiting all year for: 

Description: Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole

Diet: Vegan, Gluten-free

Ways to make low-waste: Buy fresh veggies.

Recipes makes: 10 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 65 minutes

Put-Together-Time: 0 minute

Total time: 75 minutes


5 cups of fresh green beans

10 medium- sized mushrooms

One medium- sized onion

5 cups of Almond Milk

1/4 cup of white cooking wine

2 cloves of garlic

Zatural Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

1/4 cup corn starch

Nutritional yeast


Olive oil


fresh green beans and mushrooms
fresh green beans> canned. Fresh “cream” of mushroom > canned Up your casserole game with the fresh stuff. it takes longer, but it’s so worth it.

Dice mushrooms.

Zatural Pink Himalayan salt
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Saute in a pot with garlic, Zatural All-Natural Himalayan Pink Salt, pepper, and olive oil.

using almond milk in vegan green-bean casserole
Using almond milk usually doesn’t make things automatically creamy, but with a little help from corn-starch, you can create a “cream of mushroom” texture.

Add almond milk once mushrooms have cooked.

white cooking wine in vegan green bean casserole
Add some cooking wine for a little extra flavor that takes out the sweet nutti-ness of the almond milk.

Add cooking wine, and whisk in corn starch.

Let simmer for 30 minutes.

Cut green beans while the “cream” of mushroom is simmering.

Nutritional yeast in vegan green bean casserole
Nutritional yeast helps create a cheesy flavor to get as close to the creamy consistency that makes green bean casserole so yummy.

Add cut green beans and “cream” of mushroom mixture into a casserole dish. Top with nutritional yeast.

cooking vegan green bean casserole
Cooking in the oven helped the corn starch activate, and allowed the casserole to thicken.

Cook in the oven for 30 minutes.

While cooking in the oven, cut onions and coat with nutritional yeast.

Fry in oil until crisp.

Take the green bean casserole out, top with onions, and enjoy!

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Your full-time plant-eater and green-bean casserole lover,





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