Traditional French-Fried Onion Topped Green Bean Casserole (Gluten Free)

A gluten-free twist on a traditional recipe, this dish is a “must” for your Thanksgiving table. The crispy fried onions add a delicious crunch… you’d never know they’re gluten free!


-2 T olive oil
-½ cup sliced mushrooms
-½ cup diced onions
-4 cups sliced cooked green beans*
-Chicken broth (gluten free) or water, to boil green beans
-6 oz. gluten free french-fried onions, divided in half** (Scroll to the bottom to find out where to buy!) 
-1 12oz. carton Pacific Foods Condensed Gluten Free Mushroom Soup*** (Scroll to the bottom for dairy-free recipe)

Preheat oven to 350°F.  

Boil green beans in chicken broth or water for 10 minutes and drain. You may also use canned/frozen green beans and skip this step. If using canned beans, drain them well.

Heat oil in a large skillet. Sauté the sliced mushrooms and diced onions over medium heat. Stir occasionally to avoid the onions from sticking to the bottom of the pan.  

Add the green beans and mushroom soup to the skillet and stir to combine. Add half of the french-fried onions to the green bean mixture and stir.  

Pour the mixture into a casserole or baking dish.

Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbling.  

Sprinkle the casserole with the remaining french-fried onions and bake for 5 more minutes. The onions should be golden brown on the top.  

Remove from the oven and place the casserole on a trivet or caddy, as the casserole dish will be extremely hot when serving.  

*For the cooked green beans: Use 1 bag (16 to 20 ounces) frozen green beans, thawed; 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) green beans, drained or about 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, cooked in water or broth and drained.

**Look for gluten-free french fried onions at the following retailers. Brand names included:

  1. Stop & Shop, Giant: Ahold GF label
  2. Aldi: Live G Free label
  3. Sprouts: Sprouts label
  4. Fresh Thyme: Fresh Thyme label
  5. HEB: Top Taste label

*** If you are dairy-free, try soup recipe #1 or soup recipe #2.

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Beth R says:

    Hi! Can you tell me the brand name for the ones available at Giant? I can’t find anything on Giant Eagle’s GF foods list or via internet searches. Thanks in advance for the help!!


    1. Laura Gruninger says:

      Hi Beth! The brand name is “Ahold” at Giant. Hope this helps 🙂

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      1. Beth R says:

        Thank you SO much for this, Laura. The Giant I went to had some and I had green bean casserole for the first time today in many years. It was *delicious*.

        Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂


    2. Sally T says:

      Beth R – they are “Giant” brand listed as “GIANT Gluten Free Crispy Fried Onions” with the Giant logo and a brown label


      1. Laura Gruninger says:

        Thanks for the information, Sally! Have a great Thanksgiving 🙂


  2. Kirsten Legner says:

    What about at Fresh Thyme or Aldi….Do we have a brand name it’s listed for those stores? Can they be found online?


    1. Laura Gruninger says:

      Hi Kirsten! We just updated the blog post to include the brand names for each retailer :). At Fresh Thyme the label is “Fresh Thyme” and at Aldi look for the “Live G Free” label. Since this product is so new, it may not be available online yet at each store.


  3. Molly says:

    I have several gluten free eaters in my family and I made this for Thanksgiving and Christmas last year and everyone absolutely loved it! I’m sure I’ll be making this every year from now on. In order to get roughly 10-12 servings, I double the recipe!


  4. Rebecca says:

    Funions are also GF and work as a substitute for French fried onions.


  5. Debbie SHELTON says:

    I just tried to buy GF fried onions at Sprouts. Apparently, Sprouts is discontinuing this item. I did, however, find them at Whole Foods Market. The brand name is “365”.


    1. Laura Gruninger says:

      Hey Debbie, thank you for letting us know! They’re still at our local Sprouts, but this is great to know for others who may not be able to find them :). Happy Thanksgiving!


  6. Caet says:

    Whole foods has gluten free Fried Onions right now! (WF Brand)


    1. Laura Gruninger says:

      That sounds awesome! Thanks for the tip 🙂


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