What’s a family holiday meal without the traditional green bean casserole? This gluten-free green bean casserole is sure to please and bring back fond memories. Top with gluten-free fried onions with Parma! and your guests will keep coming back for more.
Gluten-Free French Fried Onions
These are baked and you don’t need to use much oil at all.
Prep time: 20 minutes, cook time: 30 minutes.
- 1 large onion, sliced and cut in strips
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (I used coconut milk and it worked fine)
- ½ cup brown rice flour
- ¼ cup cornmeal
- ¼ cup Parma! — any flavor
- 2 tablespoons tapioca starch, or cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1 – 2 TBL avocado oil or another safe cooking oil, or cooking spray
- Preheat oven 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly oil. Soak onions in a bowl of the milk for 5 minutes.
- In another bowl, mix rice flour, cornmeal, Parma!, tapioca starch, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and salt.
- Dip soaked onion strips into breading until well coated. Transfer to prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Repeat until all are breaded. Carefully spread the cooking oil on or spray liberally with cooking oil spray.
- Bake for 30 minutes turning halfway or until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven and cool completely. To store place french fried onions in a sealed container.
Green Bean Casserole
This tasty and satisfying vegan gluten-free green bean casserole topped with the crunchy French fried onion is creamy and flavorful. It makes a satisfying side dish for your Thanksgiving meal.
Prep time: 20 minutes, cook time: 25 minutes
- 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into pieces
- 1 batch Gluten-Free French Fried Onions
No Mushroom Cream Sauce:
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, rice milk, or coconut milk
- ½ cup raw cashews, soaked for a few hours or soaked 15 minutes in hot water
- 2 tablespoons Parma! — any flavor
- 2 teaspoons liquid aminos
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch, or arrowroot powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 clove garlic
- salt, to taste
- Preheat oven 350, lightly oil or spray casserole pan with oil and set aside.
- Cook green beans: bring a large pot of water to boil, add fresh or thawed green beans and cook until tender, about 6 minutes. Remove from stove and pour into a colander to drain. Rinse with cold water, drain and set aside.
- Prepare cream sauce: add vegetable broth, cashews, Parma!, liquid aminos, arrowroot, onion powder, garlic and salt to taste. Process until smooth.
- Pour sauce into a large saucepan, cook over medium heat until thick, whisking constantly (less than 10 minutes). Remove from heat, stir in green beans and 1/2 cup French fried onions.
- Transfer mixture to a prepared casserole pan. Bake for about 10 minutes, top with remaining French fried onions and bake for 10 more minutes.
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