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Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Green bean casserole recipe - Dr. Axe

Total Time

45 minutes



Diet Type



  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 pound green beans, ends snapped
  • 8 ounces baby portabella mushrooms
  • 2¼ tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons paleo flour
  • 1 cup organic goat milk or kefir
  • ⅔ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup gluten-free crackers


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Fill a large pot with water and add 1 tablespoon of salt; bring water to a boil. Add green beans to boiling water and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until fork-tender.
  3. Drain the beans in a colander and immediately plunge them into an ice bath. Once cooled, drain the beans again and pat them dry with a kitchen towel or paper towels (don’t skip this part!). Set aside.
  4. Cut mushrooms into small pieces.
  5. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil; add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the mushrooms and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add the cooked green beans and mushroom mixture to a lightly greased, 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Toss gently.
  7. To the same skillet used to cook the mushrooms, add 1 tablespoon oil and 2 tablespoons flour; heat over medium-high heat and whisk constantly for 1 minute. Slowly add the milk and continue whisking until all of the mixture is creamy and smooth, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and white pepper to taste. Add this roux to the green bean-mushroom mixture and gently toss to coat.
  8. Add the pumpkin seeds, Gluten-Free Crackers, and a pinch of salt to a blender or food processor; process by pulsing about 10 quick times. Top green bean-mushroom mixture with the pumpkin seed mixture.
  9. Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Garnish with whole pumpkin seeds before serving.

This Green Bean Casserole recipe is delicious! It’s loaded with vitamin K and vitamin A and has lots of flavor! Try this healthy side with your meal today!

Josh Axe

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  2. Cynthia A Robinson on


    THANK YOU so much!!! I totally changed my diet back in 1994 when I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus, and given 6 months to live!!!

    I eliminated EVERYTHING pre-packaged, went TOTALLY whole foods including my vitamins. In those 6 months, I reversed the prognosis, and the disease became manageable!!!

    Needless to say A LOT happened in the next 7 years… A LOT!!! but my heavenly Father had other plans for me and that was being buried 6ft under!

    I am alive and kicking and thrilled to say the disease… well he took care of that!!! 7 years to the date of the onset of the disease I received medical confirmation that it was no where to be found in my body… YES… I WAS FINALLY HEALED of what was left of the symptoms… He took some of them away during the 7 years and that is quite a story!!!

    BUT… I LOVE GREEN BEANS!!! SO MUCH it drove my mother nuts BECAUSE I refused to eat canned… frozen were best in winter months but LOVE FRESH when they are at their peak in the summer!

    so… I am making this recipe and sharing it because as a Certfied Health Coach I still push FRESH IS BEST…

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