Green Bean Casserole
It’s not easy being green. Except if you’re Green Bean Casserole, the star of the side dishes. This nutrient-filled twist on the classic holiday dish is Whole30 approved, Paleo, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, and also mega tasty. Feel less guilty about snagging seconds of this gut-healthy casserole. Added collagen-rich chicken cooking broth helps fight inflammation so your stomach and your taste buds will thank you.
Green Bean Casserole
- 1 yellow onion halved and sliced into 1/2" slices
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1 dash black pepper
- 1 egg whisked
- 1 tbsp coconut oil or avocado oil for frying
- 2 tbsp ghee or butter if not on a Whole30 or want dairy-free
- 8 oz mushrooms diced
- 1/2 onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup Kettle & Fire Chicken Cooking Broth
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
- 20 oz green beans fresh or frozen, trimmed
Make the cream of mushroom soup: In a large saucepan, melt ghee. Sauté mushrooms and onion for 5-10 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds, stirring constantly, or until fragrant.
Deglaze the pan with 1/4 cup Kettle & Fire Chicken Cooking Broth and bring to boil. Add in remaining 1/2 cup cooking broth and salt and return to a boil. Boil for 3-5 minutes then sprinkle in arrowroot, whisking vigorously to combine. Continue cooking until reduced by about 1/3 or 1/2.
Use an immersion blender (or transfer about 2/3 to a regular blender and blend 'til mostly smooth) to blend until mostly smooth. Add in coconut cream and whisk until smooth.
Make the fried onions: In a shallow dish, add your egg. In a second dish, place your tapioca flour. In a third dish, combine your almond flour, garlic powder, salt, paprika, and black pepper and whisk to combine well.
Dip onions into eggs, then shake off excess. Working in batches, add onions to tapioca flour and toss to lightly coat, shaking off excess. Then coat onions in almond flour mixture.
Heat a skillet over medium to slightly medium-high heat and cover the bottom of the skillet with oil. Fry onions in batches for 2-3 minutes per side, being careful when turning so as not to disrupt any coating. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels, then sprinkle with a bit of salt.
Make the Whole30 green bean casserole: Steam the green beans until bright green and crisp-tender. Transfer to a 3 quart baking dish and stir in cream of mushroom soup and 1 cup of fried onions, stirring gently to combine. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes then remove from oven, top with remaining fried onions and bake another 10 minutes.