Recipe: Green Beans with Shiitake Mushrooms

Green Beans with Shiitake Mushrooms, Courtesy:
Green Beans with Shiitake Mushrooms, Courtesy:

The shiitake mushrooms add a nice heartiness to this green bean dish. The shallots give a sweet onion flavor without overpowering the taste buds. This is a favorite of mine because my Mom used to make it all the time and I could never get it just like hers, until now!

6 Tbsps. butter
8 ozs shiitake mushrooms (fresh, stemmed caps sliced)
2 shallots (chopped)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
2 lbs green beans (slender, trimmed)
2/3 cup low salt chicken broth (canned)


  1. Melt 3 Tbsps. butter in a large, non-stick skillet over med-high heat.
  2. Add shiitake mushrooms and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer mushrooms to medium bowl and set aside.
  4. Melt remaining 3 Tbsps. butter in same skillet.
  5. Add shallots and garlic to skillet and sauté until tender, about 2 minutes.
  6. Add green beans and toss to coat with butter.
  7. Pour broth over green bean mixture.
  8. Cover and simmer until liquid evaporates and green beans are crisp-tender, about ten minutes.
  9. Stir in mushrooms and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  10. Transfer to plate and serve.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • Although you may be tempted to use frozen green beans, the fresh green beans really make this dish extra special.
  • Try sprinkling some of your favorite grated cheese on top.

Yield: 8 servings

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2 thoughts on “Recipe: Green Beans with Shiitake Mushrooms

  1. The Editors of Garden Variety February 4, 2014 / 1:36 pm

    I will have to try making this dish in the near future. Thanks!


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