Thursday, November 20, 2008

poor girl's cheesy green bean casserole

we are on pantry clean-out mode. i get this way every couple of months - i refuse to go major grocery shopping until we've finished off everything edible that's left in our house. i created this little recipe and thought it would be a perfect cheesy green bean casserole for holidays!


  • 2 cans french style green beans
  • 1 tablespoons sriracha (or more to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons roasted potato blend
  • 1/2 sleeve saltine crackers (wheat preferably)
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/3 cup water
drain the green beans, and crumble a half sleeve of saltine crackers. mix all ingredients in an 8x8 casserole dish. i used half a pack of concord's roasted potato seasoning (original recipe). also, be careful with sriracha sauce - it is super spicy and those saltines soak it right up. i tend to love really spicy foods - but when i'm cooking for others (pot lucks, holidays, etc.), i ease up a bit.

pop it in the over for about 15 minutes on 350°f.

to be honest, i would have preferred to add soy milk instead of water to give it a more creamy taste. but it wasn't in our pantry so it didn't make it into this recipe.

14 comments:

greendogwine said...

great idea! i'm the same way with "cleaning out the pantry" - the casserole looks delish!

Meg said...

What a fabulous dish! It looks delicious!

Sweet potatoes...they really aren't as sweet as they sound. You could just mash them up like you would mashed potatoes with whatever ingredients you would usually add. You could also chop them up and use them in a risotto dish. There are some good sweet potato soup recipes out there...some of which are more savory than sweet. I actually just eat them plain a lot. I bake them and eat them just like a baked potato!

allularpunk said...

looks yummy! i'd probably go with soymilk as well... you really are a stickler! when i run outta soymilk, i definitely go to the corner market and buy the ridiculously expensive tiny package of edensoy that they carry. even though it costs more than the storebrand 1/2 gallon that i usually get. i'm weak though.

shellyfish said...

I'm all about the spicy- bring it on!! Yum :)

Usha said...

Sounds interesting...I do that with my pantry too from time to time...

Becca said...

Oh yummy! Looks delicious!!!
Great idea for cleaning out the pantry! I'll probably end up doing that whenever I am shopping just for myself, haha

Lauren said...

Wow that sound really good!

I clean out my pantry every once in awhile too. It's nice to get use out of stuff you forgot you had! :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Oh wow yummy. I love cheezy anything!

Adam said...

Ah, the good old pantry cleaning. My mom started doing this last week, and we found cans from 2005. Yup, serious as a heartattack :)

And you're right about that sauce. Be careful!

Joanna said...

this looks delicious. i love when i don't know what to call dishes, i always put "poor woman's" before it. haha thank god you do it too. i doubt a poor girl could afford to makes something this good... especially because nooch isn't that cheap haha

VeggieGirl said...

Love it!

Becca said...

Psst, you've been given an award!

jesse said...

Wow, looks yummy!! And hmm, great idea with cleaning out the pantry mode... I need to jump on that bandwagon pronto.

Mrs. Mandy said...

Girl, you are my freaking hero with this recipe. Hope you had a Marvelous Thanksgiving! I ate too much (but would I be a good foodie if I hadn't?).

xoxo