Garlicky Buttered Beans

Garlicky Buttered Beans

Garlicky Buttered Beans served in a shallow, oval dish with a wedge of lemon.

Garlicky Buttered Beans

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Some will say it’s all about the turkey or roast, but how many of us scour through recipes looking for the perfect side dishes to serve with the turkey? We search for recipes because we dream of the perfect meal, and the meal generally includes side dishes. I definitely fall into this group of recipe searchers, partly because it’s nice to try something new and because I believe accompanying dishes are equally as important to any meal as the main item. Even though everyone will not agree with this sentiment, it’s hard to resist buttery green beans. Add in a good dose of garlic, Dijon and lemon juice and you’ve got a bright and zesty veggie that is perfect served with roast turkey, beef or ham. These Garlicky Buttered Beans just might steal the show.

Sauteed garlic, butter and Dijon mustard in a stainless steel pan with blanched green beans in the background prepared for Garlicky Buttered Beans.

Garlicky Buttered Beans start with simple ingredients and the whole dish comes together quickly with little fuss. To help with a busy day in the kitchen, the beans can be cooked and cooled in advance, leaving only a quick sauté in garlicky butter. The Dijon, lemon juice and chili flakes help to liven up plain old green beans. If it’s weeknight cooking for just a few people, go ahead and use only half the amount of the green beans, they’re just saucier. What’s not to love about that. Enjoy!

Garlicky Buttered Beans served in a shallow, oval dish with a wedge of lemon.

Garlicky Buttered Beans served in a shallow, oval dish with a wedge of lemon.
Garlicky Buttered Beans
Print Recipe
    Servings Prep Time
    6-8 people 10 minutes
    Cook Time
    10 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    6-8 people 10 minutes
    Cook Time
    10 minutes
    Garlicky Buttered Beans served in a shallow, oval dish with a wedge of lemon.
    Garlicky Buttered Beans
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      6-8 people 10 minutes
      Cook Time
      10 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      6-8 people 10 minutes
      Cook Time
      10 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: people
      Instructions
      1. Heat a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook at a gentle simmer until just tender, about 8 minutes. Drain well.
      2. Meanwhile, gather remaining ingredients and melt butter in a medium skillet. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and saute on low heat until fragrant and slightly softened, about 1 minute, being careful not to brown. Whisk in lemon juice, Dijon, salt and pepper.
      3. Add cooked beans and toss until evenly coated with butter sauce. Serve immediately.
      Recipe Notes

      -Green beans can be cooked and cooled in an ice bath up to one day in advance.  They will need more time to warm in the butter sauce if adding from a chilled state.

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      Mushroom Green Beans

      Mushroom Green Beans

      There’s nothing like fresh garden vegetables!  Consider yourself lucky if you have your own garden or subscribe to a vegetable box program because you can’t beat the clean, crisp, earthy  taste of vegetables freshly plucked from the vine or soil. Mushroom Green Beans are a great way to savour your bounty!

      While I love green beans simply cooked with butter, salt and pepper,  sometimes it’s nice to change it up a bit.  Today I’m sharing Mushroom Green Beans in casserole form.  This dish makes a great side for company and can be made ahead and popped in the oven when needed.  You’ll love this Mushroom Green Bean side dish because it’s loaded with mushrooms, shallots and plenty of cheese.  The buttery bread crumb topping will make you want to go back for seconds.  Enjoy!

      Recipe Source:  Compelled To Cook

       

      Mushroom Green Beans
      Print Recipe
        Servings Prep Time
        8 15 minutes
        Cook Time
        35-40 minutes
        Servings Prep Time
        8 15 minutes
        Cook Time
        35-40 minutes
        Mushroom Green Beans
        Print Recipe
          Servings Prep Time
          8 15 minutes
          Cook Time
          35-40 minutes
          Servings Prep Time
          8 15 minutes
          Cook Time
          35-40 minutes
          Ingredients
          Beans
          Topping
          Servings:
          Instructions
          Breadcrumb Topping
          1. In a small bowl stir together all dry ingredients including cheese. Drizzle butter into dry and stir to combine. Set aside.
          Beans
          1. Preheat oven to 350℉. In a medium sauté pan heat oil over medium heat and sauté shallots and garlic for 2-3 minutes until starting to soften. Add mushrooms, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Cook until mushroom have cooked down and moisture has evaporated, about 5-6 minutes. While cooking shallots and mushrooms cook beans in boiling salted water for 6-7 minutes.
          2. Drain beans well and toss with mushroom mixture, and asiago cheese. Pour into a greased casserole dish and sprinkle with topping. Bake for 20-25 minutes until topping is golden. Serve immediately.
          Recipe Notes

          White and cremini mushrooms work well here, but my personal favourite is 1/2 ounce dry wild mushrooms (prepped as per container), coarsely chopped and added with 10 ounces of sliced cremini mushrooms as shown in this post.