Festive Green Beans with Mushrooms and Sun Dried Tomatoes

During my quest to come up with the perfect side dish for our Thanksgiving feast this year, I’ve come up with a few green bean recipes that rival the typical green bean casserole drowning in mushroom sauce and topped with stale crispy onions. (For those of you who wait in anticipation for this classic green bean dish, please forgive me.)

Green Beans, Mushrooms and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Green Beans, Mushrooms and Sun Dried Tomatoes

This skinnier green bean side dish uses sun dried tomatoes to give it a festive color and distinctive flavor.

Green Beans and Mushrooms

You could easily sauté the works up ahead of time (just be sure to leave your green beans crisp-tender so they don’t become a soggy mess), then warm the works up just before you serve.

Green Beans and Mushrooms

So what do you think? Will my green beans be the star of the show?

I’m guessing the turkey and  stuffing will outshine my colorful side, dish. That’s okay, I don’t mind taking second place.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Sun Dried Tomatoes
Shake It Up! If you aren't a fan of sun dried tomatoes, simply leave them out. Using feta cheese instead of Parmesan would give this dish a Mediterranean feel.
  • 2 cups green beans, cut into 1½" pieces
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ medium white onion, finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup sun dried tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • Herbes de Provence
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Steam green beans until crisp tender.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and add olive oil. Add onion and cook for 3 - 5 minutes until soft.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except green beans and Parmesan cheese. Cook for 5 - 8 minutes until vegetables are tender, then add beans to heat through.
  4. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top and serve.
Food energy: 85kcal
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 2
Saturated fatty acids: 1.46g
Monounsaturated fatty acids: 1.84g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 0.39g
Total fat: 3.69g
Calories from fat: 33
Cholesterol: 4mg
Carbohydrate, by difference: 9.48g
Total dietary fiber: 2.61g
Protein: 5.42g
Total lipid (fat): 3.90g
Water: 112.90g
Ash: 1.72g
Total sugars: 4.93g
Calcium: 113mg
Iron: 1.22mg
Magnesium: 29mg
Phosphorus: 120mg
Potassium: 409mg
Sodium: 213mg

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  1. says

    I’ve never made that “classic” green bean and mushroom soup casserole! I’ll have to someday just for grins. Gotta say this looks much more my speed – really nicely constructed dish. Thanks for this.

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