Make this Easy Green Beans with Mushrooms Recipe in 15 minutes or less for a quick side dish with only 3 ingredients: fresh green beans, mushrooms, and butter.
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Growing up, fresh green beans were never something that was served in our house. My parents tried to push canned green beans on us many times, but it wasn’t a favorite vegetable of mine. To this day, I’m still not the biggest fan of canned cut green beans, however, I do like canned french style green beans. Of course, put either into a green bean casserole and I won’t turn it down. 🙂
As an adult, I’ve cooked with fresh green beans many, many times. While I’ll still admit that they aren’t my favorite vegetable, I find them far superior to their canned versions. Nowadays, I always make our Green Bean Casserole for Thanksgiving with fresh green beans and I also buy them throughout the year as a green bean side dish for dinner.
There are so many delicious ways you can cook and serve fresh green beans, but today I’m sharing a very simple, super easy idea. This easy Green Beans with Mushrooms recipe won’t take you very long and there is also only 3 main ingredients: green beans, mushrooms, and butter. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper you’re good to go! Sure, it’s not as easy as heating up frozen or canned green beans, but I think you’ll agree that for a tiny bit more effort, these are wonderful.
Easy Green Beans with Mushrooms Recipe
Here is the full recipe – what little there is to it, that is. If you aren’t ready to make this green bean side dish yet, be sure to save it to one of your pinterest boards.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 8 ounces fresh green beans, ends trimmed
- 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the green beans and mushrooms. Turn green beans and mushrooms in the butter to coat them.
- Cook green beans and mushrooms, stirring occasionally until desired tenderness -- about 5 minutes for crispy green beans and 10-14 minutes for softer green beans. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and serve.