Italian Green Beans and Mushrooms Recipe
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Italian Green Beans and Mushrooms Recipe

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Enhance your menu anytime using this flavorful recipe. Toasted almonds add crunch to the medley of green beans and mushrooms.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 124 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Place beans in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook onion in 1 tablespoon oil and butter for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown; set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, cook mushrooms and garlic in remaining oil for 4-6 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Stir in the salt, oregano, pepper and beans; cook 3-5 minutes longer or until beans are tender.
  4. Place in a serving dish. Top with onions, cheese, almonds and basil. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Green Beans and Mushrooms in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2012, p43

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cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 195555
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2014

"Tasty, but no Wow factor."

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