Another Green Bean Casserole

Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole Green bean casserole is something that has appeared on my mom’s Thanksgiving table since I was a child.  She adds bacon, cream soup and lots of fried onions.  I cannot think of Thanksgiving at her home without that casserole coming to mind.  However, that casserole it a big, huge no-no for my gluten free way of eating.  The mushrooms are also a source of contention for a few of my kiddos.  So this year, I went about creating a new and different kind of Green Bean Casserole.Revamped Green Bean CasseroleThis version relies on vegetables and cheese for its flavor.  I sauteed up a what my husband would call a “mess” of onions and red bell pepper.  I nixed all mention of mushrooms, but if I had my druthers there would have been a bunch there, too.  In a few years, when The Engineer has graduated and is off at college, I will cook mushrooms to my heart’s content.  I am torn between  wishing time would slow down because my children are all growing up, and wishing it would speed up so my children would all grow up.  No Soup Green Bean Casserole

I know there is a lot of controversy over Green Bean Casserole.  A lot of people love it and a lot of people cannot stand it.  To which camp do you belong?

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Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole
  • 2 onions, sliced or chopped according to your tastes
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1½ Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 3 14 oz cans green beans, drained (can use frozen)
  • 2 oz log goat cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  1. In skillet, saute onions and red pepper in olive oil until soft over medium heat.
  2. Add balsamic and honey, stirring until veggies are coated.
  3. Add green beans and heat through.
  4. Cube the goat and cream cheese and add to the pan, stirring until melted.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Remove from heat and pour mixture into a greased 9X13 casserole.
  7. Sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese and bake at 375 until heated through, about 20-30 minutes.

Improved Green Bean Casserole

5 thoughts on “Another Green Bean Casserole

    1. I think it would be fun to have a buffet of different green bean casseroles. I’d probably still love Mom’s best, if I could eat it, but for now, I will stick with this new one.

  1. It took me well over 20 years to start eating green beans… I found out that if you don’t like a particular vegetable, add cheese and bacon to it… that should do. :-D

    1. Cheese and bacon cure almost all food problems. I can only think of one or two things that I still wouldn’t eat covered in them. Glad you are a green bean eater at last :-)

  2. I really don’t understand the love of green bean casserole. I never had it growing up. My first experience was a very confusing one and I remember wondering why it was so well loved? I have grown to love it over the last few years as my mom or my brother has been making it for our Thanksgiving table. That is one way to get me to enjoy something. :-)

    Green bean casserole or not, I appreciate this gluten free version! I have green beans in my freezer. We will enjoy this! Thank you and I hope you have a very enjoyable Thanksgiving!

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