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Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole

Posted Dec 15 2010 9:59am

Green bean casserole is one of those dishes that has gone by the wayside for most gluten free folks.  Between the condensed soup and the fried onions, most of the ingredients have been off-limits for those on a gluten free diet.

Now you can make a delicious green bean casserole with gluten free condensed soup and some creative fried onion toppings.  Last night I taught a class at the Willowbrook Whole Foods Market.  I wanted to showcase the Pacific Foods condensed soups.  I was so excited to find them and MaryJo (the store concierge) suggested we make green bean casserole.
And I apologize but I forgot to take a picture of our creation.

I am not a green bean casserole fan.  It is not one of those dishes that I really have missed since going gluten free.  But I thought, there are those out there that miss it and I will make it for them.  I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when we started the project and I knew that I didn’t want to be frying onions for the topping – although they would have been delicious!  (P.S. – if you want to make your own fried onions just thinly slice your onions and shake them in some cornstarch or GF Bisquick and then fry them in oil.)  Our secret onion ingredient was Sweet Onion Kettle Chips that we crushed up.

Here is what we came up and it was surprisingly delicious.  I will even make it again at home and I must tell you, I never thought I would make green bean casserole – gluten free or not.  This recipe was modified from a Paula Deen recipe.  I also recommend using frozen green beans to make your life easier (no having to clean or trim the ends).  We used amazing frozen Haricot Verts from Whole Foods that were perfect for this dish.

Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole

2 boxes Pacific Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon gluten free soy sauce – I like San-J Wheat free tamari
4 cups cooked cut green beans
½ cup Sweet Onion Kettle Chips for the casserole, crushed
additional ½ cup Onion Flavored Kettle Chips, crushed, to sprinkle on top

Stir the soup, milk, soy sauce, green beans and ½ cup of the chips in a casserole.  Sprinkle the remaining crushed chips on top of the green beans.

Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until the beans are heated through.

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