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    This quick and easy recipe is the perfect side dish for any occasion. Green beans and mushrooms is a tasty vegetarian and gluten-free recipe made with a few simple ingredients and ready to serve in less than 20 minutes.

    easy green beans and mushrooms

    If you are looking for a simple side that works well with lots of different mains, these green beans and mushrooms are for you!

    Super easy to make, these healthy green beans and mushrooms are quick enough to serve as part of a weeknight meal, and at the same time, wouldn’t look out of place at a Thanksgiving or holiday table.

    If you are a lover of green beans, be sure to check out my green beans with bacon, green beans almondine, and classic green bean recipe.

    healthy green beans and mushrooms on a board with fork and napkin in background

    Ingredients for Green Beans with Mushrooms and Onions

    • Butter and olive oil: For sautéing.
    • Green beans: An amazing source of vitamin A, K and E as well as lots of other minerals.
    • Mushrooms: You can use any mushrooms you like in this dish. Larger mushrooms like portobello can be sliced smaller.
    • Salt and pepper: Added to taste.
    • Garlic and onion: To add a base layer of flavor.
    ingredients for green beans and mushrooms

    How to make green beans and mushrooms

    1. Add green beans to a pot of boiling water and boil for 6 – 7 minutes until crisp-tender.
    2. Drain beans after that and rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking process. Leave beans in the colander to drain.
    3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add mushrooms and dry saute them until they begin to release their juices. Don’t stir them for 2-3 minutes until they brown, then you can flip them and brown them on the other side for another 2-3 minutes. Transfer them to a bowl and set aside.
    4. Heat butter and olive oil in the skillet. Add chopped onions and saute until tender and translucent, about 3 -4 minutes.
    5. Add cooked green beans and mushrooms to the skillet, and stir in the minced garlic. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper.
    6. Stir to combine. Saute everything for a minute, and take off the cooktop. Serve warm.
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    Can you make them ahead of time?

    This beans and mushrooms recipe is best served straight away so that the beans don’t lose their crunch, but you can prep them the day before if you are planning to serve them as part of a bigger feast.

    Boil the green beans and place them in the ice water. Pat them dry and then keep them covered in the fridge. You can then carry on with the rest of the recipe when you are ready to serve them.

    green beans with mushrooms shot from top

    What do you serve them with?

    These green beans and mushrooms work well with so many mains, meat, chicken, seafood and veggie dishes are all great companions. Try them with:

    Can you use frozen or canned green beans?

    I prefer to use fresh green beans, but frozen will work well two, just let them boil for an additional minute to make sure they are cooked through. I would avoid tinned green beans, but you can use them in a pinch. Canned beans are already cooked so you can skip the boiling part of the recipe.

    close up shot of green bean recipe with mushrooms

    Recipe Notes and Tips

    • Don’t over boil the beans. They should still have a slight crunch to them and be bright green in color.
    • Make this recipe vegan by omitting the butter or using a plant-based substitute.
    • Leftovers will keep covered in the fridge for around 4 days and can be reheated on the stovetop.

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    Green Beans and Mushrooms

    This quick and easy recipe is the perfect side dish for any occasion. Green beans and mushrooms is a tasty vegetarian and gluten-free side made with a few simple ingredients and ready to serve in less than 20 minutes.
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 25 minutes
    Servings 4 servings
    Calories 97kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 Tbsp butter
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 8 oz green beans, ends trimmed
    • 8 oz mushrooms
    • Salt, to taste
    • Black pepper, to taste
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
    • ½ cup onion, chopped

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Add green beans to a pot of boiling water and boil for 6 – 7 minutes until crisp tender.
    • Drain beans after that and rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking process. Leave beans in the colander to drain.
    • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add mushrooms and dry saute them until they begin to release their juices. Don’t stir them for 2-3 minutes until they brown, then you can flip them and brown them on the other side for another 2 – 3 minutes. Transfer them to a bowl and set aside.
    • Heat butter and olive oil in the skillet. Add chopped onions and saute until tender and translucent, about 3 -4 minutes.
    • Add cooked green beans and mushrooms to the skillet, and stir in the minced garlic. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper.
    • Stir to combine. Saute everything for a minute, and take off the cooktop. Serve warm.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • Don’t over boil the beans. They should still have a slight crunch to them.
    • Make this recipe vegan by omitting the butter or using a plant based substitute.
    • Leftovers will keep covered in the fridge for around 4 days and can be reheated on the stovetop.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course Side Dish
    Cuisine American
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    October 23, 2020

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