green bean and mushroom saute

Garlic Parmesan Green Bean and Mushroom Saute

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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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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.



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.

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green bean and mushroom saute

Garlic Parmesan Green Bean and Mushroom Saute

Garlic Parmesan Green Bean and Mushroom Saute is a simple side that will surprise you with its intricate flavor and depth.
5 from 25 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner, side dish, vegetarian


  • 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!
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39 thoughts on “Garlic Parmesan Green Bean and Mushroom Saute”

  1. Very healthy dish and great recipe Garlic is my favourite herb, Vegetable. Makes food so much better when garlic is added. Will have to try this recipe.

  2. ellegracedeveson

    I’m not usually a mushroom kinda gal but this has got my mouth salivating! This looks absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us, I’ll for sure be giving it a go myself. I love myself anything with parmesan. Xo

    Elle –

  3. 5 stars
    I made this with Violige Parmesan, and it came out absolutely fantastic! The beans are such a delight and pair well with the rest of the ingredients used in this recipe.

  4. Rosanna Stevens

    5 stars
    Delicious side dish and a great way to add veggies to a meal as well as flavour – thank you!

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