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Italian Green Beans and Mushrooms

 Italian Green Beans and Mushrooms
Enhance your menu anytime using this flavorful recipe. Toasted almonds add crunch to the medley of green beans and mushrooms.
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook onion in 1 tablespoon oil and
  • butter for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown; set aside.
  • 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

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Italian Green Beans and Mushrooms (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • are tender.
  • Place in a serving dish. Top with onions, cheese, almonds and basil.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 124 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.