Garlic Parmesan Green Bean and Mushroom Saute is not your momma’s green beans! This savory side will surprise you with its intricate flavor and depth. Lemon, fresh parmesan, and garlic transform these veggies into a dish that you’ll return to time and time again.
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Make it a Meal!
Whether it’s a dinner party or holiday meal, this Garlic Parmesan Green Bean and Mushroom Saute will certainly shine and complement the below dishes and more.
- Sweet Potato Thai Curry Bowls – Fun fact, these green beans were inspired by a dish I had alongside curry that blew me away
- Slow Cooker Ultimate Baked Potato Bar – Potatoes and green beans were meant for each other!
- Southern Garlic Cheese Grits Bowl – It’s a shame to not incorporate green beans in this southern meal
- Thai Turkey Meatballs with a Sweet Chili Sauce – Server up these meatballs with rice and green beans for a satisfying meal
- Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies – Garlic and ginger in ANY form always taste beautifully in succession
- Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake – Let the flavor train roll with cranberries, oranges, and more
- Fresh Peach and Oat Crumble – After a full meal, this light peach crumble is the perfect finisher
How To: Make Garlic Parmesan Green Bean and Mushroom Saute
This savory veggie side dish will shine on your dinner table! Be prepared to wow your guests and feel free to double the recipe if needed. Who knew green beans could taste this good??
First, steam the green beans until they are soft. Add the green beans and a few tablespoons of water to a large skillet over medium heat. Bring the temperature of the water up to almost boiling and reduce the heat.
Cover the pan and allow the beans to simmer for 15-20 minutes – the longer the better. Drain the water and get ready to saute.
Add olive oil and seasoning to the pan. Stir until the green beans are coated and bring the heat back up to medium. Again, longer is better here for an unbelievable texture. I try to let the green beans saute for at least 20 minutes depending on time.
When the green beans are to your liking, stir in the mushrooms and heat until they are cooked through, about 5 minutes. Next up is the garlic. To ensure the garlic cooks through and is not raw, clear a space in the middle of the pan to add the garlic. Once fragrant, stir and combine with the rest of the ingredients.
Add a splash of lemon juice to the pan and stir. Garnish with fresh parmesan and enjoy warm.
Garlic Parmesan Green Bean and Mushroom Saute
- 16 oz green beans trimmed
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1-2 tsp salt and pepper
- ½ tbsp paprike
- ½ tbsp red pepper flakes (optional)
- 6 oz mushrooms sliced thin
- 2 garlic cloves diced
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- ¼ cup fresh parmesan
- Place the green beans in a large skillet and add water until the bottom of the pan is covered. Turn the heat to medium and let the water come to a lower boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the green beans are tender.
- Drain the water and return the heat to medium. Add olive oil to the pan and season with salt, pepper, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Stir and let cook for 15-20 minutes.
- Add the mushrooms and cook for an additional 5 minutes and stir. Add the garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Add a splash of lemon juice and stir until combined.
- Garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese and serve warm. Enjoy!
It is hard to beat a saute of farm fresh vegetables! What are some of your favorite combos? I’m also a sucker for fresh asparagus and mushrooms