Green beans and mushrooms on a white plate with raw mushrooms behind the plate

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This is NOT just another green beans recipe. Adding soy sauce and sesame oil gives this dish a little Asian flare and the mushrooms… oh the mushrooms! While we are on that topic; this whole business of wiping mushrooms clean,… I can’t, I just cant!

I think about all the people who might have touched those mushrooms and a whole bunch of other things that could have come in contact with them (I have a vivid imagination) and I have to wash them! If you are one of those people who have to give your mushrooms a good rinse, don’t worry, it’s safe to do so in this recipe. Actually I usually do it. I’m a rebel (in my own mind). The only time I remember carefully wiping them was for stuffed mushrooms and I did buy an enclosed container that time.

Back to this recipe: Greenbeans + Mushrooms = What’s not to love? This is a very simple and delicious side dish, whether you are making it for your family or a bigger crowd. Green beans are most vibrant when served fresh, but they do reheat well. I love that you can use either fresh or frozen green beans in this recipe; we always have a bag from Costco in the freezer and that’s what we used; keepin’ it real.

Ingredients for Green Beans with Mushroom:

1 lb Green beans, fresh or frozen (trim them or buy pre-trimmed if they are fresh)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp butter
8 oz fresh button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1 small onion (about 4 Tbsp diced)
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
Salt and Pepper to taste, if needed

Green Beans with Mushrooms

How to Make Green Beans and Mushrooms:

1. If using frozen green beans, just follow the stove-top cooking instructions on the package. If using fresh green beans, snip the bases off on all the green beans (this is the only tedious part of the dish) Or you can just buy pre-cut beans which are a bit spendier. Fill a medium pot 2/3 with water and bring to a rapid boil. Add beans and boil 6 to 7 minutes, until crisp-tender.

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2. Drain beans immediately and rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking process, set beans aside.

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3. Heat a large skillet over med/high heat. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter. Add mushrooms and onions  and saute until tender (3-5 min).

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4. Add cooked beans to the skillet and drizzle with 1 Tbsp soy sauce and 1 tsp sesame oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper if needed, then stir everything to combine. Saute an extra minute, and it’s done.

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What’s your favorite way to eat green beans?

Green Beans with Mushrooms Recipe

5 from 21 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Adding soy sauce and sesame oil gives this dish a little Asian flare. Green beans are most vibrant when served fresh, but they do reheat well. You can use either fresh or frozen green beans in this recipe.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 4
  • 1 lb Green beans, fresh or frozen (trim them or buy pre-trimmed if they are fresh)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 8 oz fresh button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 small onion, about 4 Tbsp diced
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste, if needed

Instructions

  • If using frozen green beans, follow the stovetop cooking instructions on the package. If using fresh green beans trim the ends on all the green beans (this can be tedious) Or you can just buy pre-trimmed beans which are a bit spendier. Fill a medium pot 2/3 with water and bring to a rapid boil. Add beans and boil 6 to 7 minutes, until crisp-tender.
  • Drain beans immediately and rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking process, set beans aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over med/high heat. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter. Add mushrooms and onions and saute until tender (3-5 min).
  • Add cooked beans to the skillet and drizzle with 1 Tbsp soy sauce and 1 tsp sesame oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper if needed, then stir everything to combine. Saute an extra minute, and it's done!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green Beans with Mushrooms
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
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  • Joan
    February 2, 2023

    I loved the string beans with the mushrooms. I also added a pinch of hot pepper, so good.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 2, 2023

      So good! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Joan! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Joan
    February 2, 2023

    I loved the string beans with the mushrooms. I will be making it again, very soon.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 2, 2023

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Joan!

      Reply

  • Pat
    December 10, 2022

    This is delicious and I am stunned at the richness in the flavor of the mu
    shrooms caused by addition of a small amount of sesame oil. I omitted the onions as that seemed to strike a discordant taste note, but I may try including them next time.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 10, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Pat! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Jess
    October 19, 2022

    I’m learning how to cook and this was my second dish I’ve tried. I put my pan on high heat instead of medium heat so I kind of burn the mushrooms, but it was still really good and I’m excited to try this recipe again! Thanks for posting it!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 19, 2022

      You’re welcome, Jess! Thank you for the feedback.

      Reply

  • Marg
    August 25, 2022

    Another super easy & delicious side….used fresh beans from farmers market. Doesn’t get any better!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 25, 2022

      Thank you for your awesome review, Marg! I’m so happy you loved that!

      Reply

  • Jean
    August 12, 2022

    Hi Natasha, very nice, tasty and easy to make recipe.
    I will make it again!
    Thank you. 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 12, 2022

      Yes, go for it! I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

      Reply

  • Tammy
    April 5, 2022

    A simple recipe that took green beans to a new level! (I did add some garlic)

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 5, 2022

      Yum! Great addition. Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Mary
    September 11, 2021

    Thank you for this recipe! I was looking for something new to do with green beans as a side to grilled chicken. I doubled the recipe since I was cooking for a crowd, and everyone really liked it – even people who are not usually green bean fans! Fresh, healthy and easy – what more can you want?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 11, 2021

      That’s so great Mary! I’m glad you discovered this recipe!

      Reply

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