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Green Bean Casserole

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups faux chicken broth, warmed
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 cup nutritional yeast (available at health food stores)
2 14.5-oz. cans French-style green beans, drained
1 2.8-oz. can French-fried onions

• Preheat the oven to 350°F.
• In a medium saucepan, melt the margarine over low heat. Add the flour and whisk it continuously until it forms a roux. Add the faux chicken broth, soy sauce, and garlic powder, whisking continuously for 1 to 2 minutes until the sauce is thick and bubbly. Add the vegetable oil and nutritional yeast. Whip again until smooth.
• Pour the sauce into a small casserole dish, add the green beans, and stir to coat. Bake for 10 minutes, then top with the French fried onions and bake for 10 more minutes, until browned and bubbly.

Makes 4 servings

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      • linds says:

        this is delicious!! i’ve made it for friends at our holiday celebrations and they all loved it <3

      • Shannon says:

        The BEST green bean casserole ever! Everyone, even my proud carnivore father, eats so much of it that I have to make two batches every year.

        http://www.livingwiththelowrysblog.com/2012/11/5-favorite-vegan-thanksgiving-recipes.html

      • Vegan1 says:

        I was vegetarian for 7 years. I have been vegan for 3 years. I never got a recipe off of PETA. I was browsing and came across this GBC recipe. It is by far the greatest gbc, that I ever had b4. I will be a daily viewing for recipes, from this day forward.
        Great Great recipe.

      • MS says:

        I try to eat low-fat where possible – has anyone tried making this without the margarine? Would it be any good?

      • Frederick Fuller says:

        Although I have tried very hard to proselytize, I am the only vegetarian in my family. I am also the family chef, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. As a family member and chef I am obligated to do the meats, including turkey, and even though I hate the thought of preparing meat, I know I would be drummed out of the family if I made it an issue. One Thanksgiving I tried by saying I would do everything but the meats, and immediately the air was thick with frigidity!

        So, some advice, please: what’s a vegetarian to do? And as far as being vegan, unless I divorce my family, there is no way. I’m serious about this and would like some feedback if possible.

      • honore200 says:

        I’ll try it, although I’ll use vegetable broth instead of ‘faux’ chicken broth and a little marmite for the nutritional yeast. I don’t like vegetarian recipes that try to mimic meat or pretend to “replace” meat products. Plant foods are delicious, so why try to make them look or taste like something different? I’m a vegan because “meat” grosses me out, and that was already the case when I was a little kid and didn’t even know about the suffering behind it. Even if animals enjoyed being slaughtered, I still would barf at the thought of eating that. So if you use vocabulary in your recipes in order to resemble meat dishes, it really doesn’t do anything for me.

      • Carol says:

        I love green bean casserole! As a child, I remember it being made with cream of mushroom soup and topped with dried onions. Has anyone ever tried this recipe with the addition of nutritional yeast? I haven’t yet. I just thought of it and wondered whether or not it would work. I’ve never used nutritional yeast, but it sounds like a good idea.

      • StaceyS says:

        I tested this recipe a few days ago for Thanksgiving with the parents…super delicious!!!! I can’t believe I didn’t make these earlier, cause my parents will love them.

      • Chelle says:

        The taste was a little off initially. I added extra garlic powder and salt. I think I will try a different broth next time and less yeast and more flour. Adding mushrooms as suggested was a good idea. I’m going to modify and serve this year for Thanksgiving.

      • Even holier than thou says:

        Hey N Shah, learn how to read before criticising. “Faux” means “false”.

      • Ashley-P says:

        N Shah: This recipe clearly calls for *faux* chicken broth, and no animals are harmed in its making. :)

      • N Shah says:

        Looking at the ingredients above I see the Chicken Broth. “Chicken broth is technically a reduction of liquid from the various meaty parts of a chicken that are simmered in water.”

        How this recipe gets to become a Vegan recipe? Atleast one chicken is killed to make the broth so this is definitely not Vegan recipe. Either remove this recipe from this list OR stop this hypocrisy.

        Stopping animal abuses and saving animals should not be limited to only few types of Animals.

        thanks,
        N Shah

      • Alyssa says:

        I just made these green beans for Easter and they were delicious! They tasted even better than the non-vegan version!
        I will definitely be making these again.

      • Wendy says:

        I like to add a 14 oz (large) can of mushrooms to this casserole. It is great to double the recipie, too, so you have leftovers for the week.

      • Michelle says:

        2.8oz is correct. It isn’t neccessarily volume but a weight. What would you do with 28oz (1 3/4 lb) of french fried onions?

      • Janine says:

        Is this correct, 2.8oz French fried onions? I believe they’re usually in a large container so just making sure its not a typo and should be 28oz. Thanks!

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