Cast Iron Green Bean Casserole

Cast Iron Green Bean Casserole

Looking for that last minute side to bring to thanksgiving dinner? I GOTCHU. This green bean casserole is fast, easy and flavorful. The base is vegan cream cheese, so it is velvety and rich! By cooking it in a cast iron pan instead of a traditional casserole, you are able to caramelize the onions and garlic, and better control the cooking of the green beans. Then, fried onions…. it does not get any more perfect. 

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Cast Iron Green Bean Casserole

November 20, 2017
: 8
: 5 min
: 25 min
: 30 min
: Easy

This is not your grandmothers green bean casserole! Its gluten free, nut free, dairy free and full of flavor!


  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 16oz button mushrooms, sliced
  • 24oz green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 3/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/8th teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 8 oz container of dairy free cream cheese, such as WayFare
  • 2.8 oz container french fried onions
  • Step 1 1. In a medium cast iron pan over medium, heat the oil. Then add the sliced onions and garlic.
  • Step 2 2. Add the mushrooms to the pan. Cook and stir until just golden brown. Add the green beans to the pan with the 3/4 cup water. Cook covered for 5 minutes.
  • Step 3 3. Remove the cover and cook another 5-10 minutes, or until the water has evaporated out. The green beans should still be bright green, but not too crunchy. Set the oven to broil.
  • Step 4 3. Mix in the salt and pepper, red pepper flakes, rosemary and garlic powder, because you can never have too much garlic.
  • Step 5 4. Stir in the dairy free cream cheese, top with the french fried onions, and pop in the broiler for 2 minutes or until crisp. This part is optional, it just gives the onions a little extra crunch. Serve warm!

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