Planet Oat Greenbean Casserole
The holidays are full of savory dishes and decadent desserts….it can be challenging to maintain fitness and nutritional goals. Be kind to yourself, move your body, enjoy things in moderation. You can also lighten up your favorite recipes without sacrificing any of the taste!
One of my family’s favorite holiday side dishes, green bean casserole, just got a dairy-free makeover thanks to Planet Oat Oatmilk.
- 1 pound green beans (rinsed, trimmed, and cut in half)
- Sea salt and black pepper
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium shallot (minced)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 cup finely chopped mushrooms (button, baby Bella, or cremini)
- 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup vegetable broth
- 1 cup Original Planet Oat Oatmilk (Instead of full-fat milk!)
- 1 1/2 cups crispy fried onions (divided). I made my own but you can also buy store-bought.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C). Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt well – it will help season the green beans. Add green beans and cook for 5 minutes, then drain and place in an ice-water bath to stop cooking. Drain and set aside
- In the meantime, start preparing the sauce. In a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and shallots, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and stir. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then add mushrooms and season with a bit more salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes more or until lightly browned.
- Sprinkle in flour and whisk to stir and coat the veggies. Cook for 1 minute, then slowly add in veggie stock, whisking to incorporate.
- Add Planet Oat Oatmilk next and whisk to stir again. Season with a touch more salt and pepper and bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low to thicken. Cook for 5-7 minutes more, or until thick and bubbly. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed
- Remove from heat and add 1/3 of the fried onions (1/2 cup as original recipe is written, adjust if altering batch size) and all of the cooked green beans. Toss to coat well, and top with remaining fried onions.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until warmed through and bubbly and slightly browned on top. Serve immediately (handle pan carefully).
- Leftovers store well in the fridge for up to a few days.
I didn’t tell my family about the new recipe using Planet Oat until after we finished eating. I waited anxiously for my kids to pull a face or my husband to make a comment on a different taste – but no one noticed! Highly recommend making healthy substitutions in some of the meals you’re cooking this season – or really any time of the year.
Planet Oat is always a staple in our home. We use it on cereals, granolas, oatmeals, smoothies, and baked goods. I’m so happy to now have a new use for it in my favorite holiday meal too. Try it out and let me know what you think!
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is currently teaching yoga with Peloton. She is the star of over 100 videos, seen in several magazines and tv shows and is a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!