• Amy Lippert, NTP

Sautéed Green Beans with Mushrooms

Updated: Mar 7

Are you looking for a non-casserole alternative to a green beans this holiday? Then you are in the right place as this fresh green bean side dish recipe has crisp and earthy green beans that have been sautéed with savory mushrooms and fresh shallots. Topped with crunchy raw sliced almonds and fresh and tangy goat cheese, you have a delicious green bean dish that is sure to please everyone!



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This simple dish is made with only a few ingredients and comes together in less time than what it would take for you to assemble and bake a casserole, plus you can skip the condensed soup mix and highly processed fried onions for unrefined and whole food additions. Whether you're cooking dinner during the week or for a special occasion, this is the perfect simple side dish for any night!



 

Why Green Beans and Mushrooms are So Good for You!


Getting a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables is essential in your health and wellbeing. Green beans are full of fiber, vitamins and minerals! [1 2]


Green beans contain these vitamins:


A and B6: immune health

K: for healthy bones

B1 and B3: essential in conversion of food to energy

E: antioxidant


Green Beans contain these minerals:


Calcium: for bone health

Magnesium: essential in muscle and nervous system health

Potassium: kidney and hearth health

Zinc: immune health

Iron: essential in making hemoglobin


Mushrooms are one of my favorite foods, but did you know they are not technically a vegetable? They fall into the fungi kingdom of classification, and they have so many health benefits.


Mushrooms are rich in B vitamins which are necessary for so many bodily processes. In addition to that, mushrooms contain selenium, a trace mineral that is essential in thyroid health, vitamin C, an antioxidant that is important in supporting a healthy immune system, and choline, a nutrient that is important in cell membrane health along with essential metabolism processes.


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Sautéed Green Beans with Mushrooms Ingredients

Serves 6-8


1.5 lbs. Fresh Green Beans, trimmed

8oz Fresh Cremini Mushrooms, quartered or into 1/2" pieces

1/4 cup Fresh Shallots, finely diced

1 Tbsp Ghee

1.5 tsp Fine Sea Salt

3/4 tsp Black Pepper

2 Tbsp Raw Sliced Almonds

4 oz Plain Goat Cheese, crumbled

How to Make Sautéed Green Beans and Mushrooms


1. In a colander, throughly rinse the green beans and trim the stems off, if you like, you can cut these into 2" in length pieces, but I like to keep them as they are. Set the green beans aside.


2. With a clean, dry paper towel, wipe off any dirt and debris on the mushrooms. Trim off the very bottom of the stem and quarter or cut the mushrooms into 1/2" pieces, setting aside.


3. In a large skillet, heat ghee over medium heat while you dice the shallots. Sauté for approximately 3-minutes until softened.


4. Add the green beans, mushrooms, sea salt and black pepper and turn the heat to medium-high. Sauté for 8-12 minutes until green beans and mushrooms have softened a bit, checking to make sure that the green beans still have an al dente bite to them without being raw inside.


5. Transfer to a serving dish and top with raw sliced almonds and goat cheese crumbles, serve immediately.


 

FAQs


Q: Can I use different mushrooms in this?

A: Yes, absolutely! Use your favorite mushrooms!


Q: Why are my green beans mushy?

A: It sounds like they got cooked a little too long, next time reduce your cook time and test as you go like I do!


Q: I can't find any shallots, what can I use instead?

A: Finely dice about 1/2 a cup of yellow onion and finely mince a clove of garlic, use that in place of the shallot.


What to Serve with Sautéed Green Beans and Mushrooms


I love this dish as a lighter and much tastier alternative to a green bean casserole for those special meals at Thanksgiving or Christmas,. It is beautiful paired with my Paleo/Whole30 Cranberry Orange Relish, and Whipped Potatoes with Garlic Herb Butter.


Why wait for the holidays to enjoy this delicious side dish! It is so easy and versatile that I find for your everyday weekly meals, this pairs well with my Smoked Spatchcock Chicken and No-Knead Crusty Bread for an everyday, simple dinner.


I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does. - Amy


 

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