Green Beans with Mushrooms Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
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.
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $4-$5
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 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


  1. 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.
  2. Drain beans immediately and rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking process, set beans aside.
  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).
  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!