Paleo Green Bean Casserole


paleo green bean casserole - gluten free, dairy free recipe from myheartbeets.comThis paleo green bean casserole has it all – it’s creamy, crunchy, crispy, and oh so comforting. The combination of caramelized onions, bacon and fresh green beans sounds tempting already, but when you cover it all with my homemade creamy mushroom soup and then top it off with some crunchy almond flour – well, then you’ve got a side dish that’ll give your main dish a run for its money.

This gluten-free green bean casserole is layered with flavor. The carmelized onions are sweet and pair perfectly with the salty bacon; the green beans add a fresh crunch to the dish. The mushroom soup is made with fresh thyme, white wine and serrano pepper for some heat.

My recipe is unlike any traditional recipe you’ve had before. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for tradition, but sometimes I prefer classic with a twist. This casserole has edge – it’s a classic comfort dish but with more flavor and bite. Try this recipe today and eat it all throughout the fall/winter season. You’re gonna like the way it tastes (channeling the men’s wearhouse guy).

Paleo Green Bean Casserole

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Paleo Green Bean Casserole

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Servings 4


  • 1 pound ~4 cups fresh green beans, ends trimmed and cut in half
  • 3 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 white onion sliced
  • 2 cups creamy mushroom soup
  • 1/3 cup almond flour to use as topping optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and blanch your green beans by letting them cook for 3-4 minutes - then add them to ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain and set aside.
  • In a cast iron skillet, add the chopped bacon. After a couple minutes add the ghee and onions. Cook until the onions are caramelized (be patient).
  • In an 8x8 baking dish, combine the green beans with the onion mixture and then stir in the creamy mushroom sauce.
  • Sprinkle with almond flour and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Then set oven to broil for a couple minutes or until the top is golden brown (watch carefully).
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  1. kim says

    5 stars
    I made this for my 100% paleo Thanksgiving. I had tried other recipes but they just weren’t right. The secret is the soup! My husband proclaimed it “amazing” and my non paleo son in law called it a “new level” casseole. And here is the thing – I’m not a fan of mushrooms but this might have my favorite part of the meal! Thank you! This is a permanent dish on my thanksgiving table for sure.

  2. Anna says

    5 stars
    My youngest daughter has an intolerance for dairy, not an allergy. She tolerates ghee just fine. It is nice to have ghee as an option.
    This soup is wonderful and my entire family loves it. I made the green bean casserole for Christmas and everyone said it was much better than the “traditional” green bean casserole that was usually served. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  3. Brigid says

    How many people does this recipe serve? I have a party i’m going to and i need to serve about 12 people. I’ll be making the soup as well but I saw that that recipe should make 2.5 cups.

  4. Cary says

    Is that 1 cup of almond flour? I’m not a big fan of green bean casserole, but my husband loves it. This recipe sounds really good and much better than using canned products, so I’ll probably love this green bean casserole. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

    • My Heart Beets says

      Hi Cary, that should say 1/3 cup – for some reason, every time I use that proportion, it shows a question mark instead. Thanks for letting me know – I’ve fixed it! Let me know what you think of the casserole! I hope you and your husband will both love the recipe.


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