Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots, ready in about 20 minutes! This is a top family favorite side dish! Great for Thanksgiving, Christmas or an Holiday or family celebration! This green bean dish is also a great make ahead side dish. Just warm it up when ready to eat!Jump to Recipe
Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite Holidays! Why? You ask? I am sure you are at the edge of your seats with curiosity! Thanksgiving is a wonderful day because it’s a family Holiday where sharing food and family time is most important. The anticipation of receiving and giving gifts are not pressuring us! The idea of laughter, jokes and good times, and oh yeah, eating great food is why I love Thanksgiving! I know it is an American Holiday, but every country has their own Thanksgiving, where one can just celebrate, cook, eat and be happy!
Well, my feelings on Thanksgiving are clear, so back to my string beans! For as long as I can remember, I have made these green beans with mushrooms and shallot for Thanksgiving! The classic green bean casserole is great, but I really have to watch what I eat and enjoy a slice of something for dessert. So these green beans with mushrooms and shallots are a great way of slimming down the green bean casserole and keeping it really tasty and guess what, so easy and quick to prepare!
Preparing Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots:
- Quickly blanch the green beans in boiling salted water, for about 4 minutes.
- Strain the beans and quickly placing beans in ice water to maintain their bright green color.
- Saute mushrooms and shallots and add back in the green beans to make a scrumptious and easy side dish.
My family loves these green beans and they can be prepared the day before Thanksgiving or whenever you are going to be eating them. They are an easy make ahead side dish! I hope you give these a go for this Thanksgiving! They are absolutely yummy!
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This recipe was originally published Nov @1, 2015. The post has remained the same. Video and photos have been updated! Also the vegan option has been updated.
Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots
Tender, blanched string beans with sauteed sliced mushrooms and shallots, Low-fat,low-calorie, low-carb. Great side dish that can be prepared ahead of time and reheated when ready to serve! Perfect for a Holiday side dish!
- 1 pound fresh string beans, ends trimmed
- 2 Tbls unsalted butter
- 1 shallot, finely minced
- 10 oz mushrooms, thinly sliced
- salt and pepper to taste
Blanch string beans in large saute pan of boiling salted water for about 4 minutes. Strain string beans and place them in ice water to maintain the bright green color.
In same saute pan, over medium heat, melt the butter and saute the shallots for about 2 minutes, until translucent. Add in the mushrooms and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Add in the string beans to heat through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered and reheat the next day.
- Feel free to swap butter flavored coconut oil for the butter to keep this Vegan.
- Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes.