Green Bean Mushroom Almondine



How’s everyone’s week going?  It’s been busy over here.  And the weather is the absolute pits!  I haven’t seen the sun since Saturday!  These are some of the reasons why we needed something fast and easy today.  I’m tired!




Now, I am well aware that green beans are not exactly sexy.  In fact, green beans are probably as far opposite of sexy as you can get.  But when life gets in the way of spending hours in the kitchen on a weeknight after working all day and you don’t have much energy left for creating sexy food, green beans are like a beacon in the dark guiding you to safety.

That was some kind of run on sentence.  You are impressed, no?




Now, just because green beans aren’t sexy doesn’t mean they can’t be classy.  This is a recipe I hijacked from my mom (hi mom!) and added some almonds to so I could give it a fancy pants name like Green Bean Mushroom Almondine.  You dig?




Take it easy and have a fantastic weekend, y’all!


Green Bean Mushroom Almondine

Green Bean Mushroom Almondine


  • 1 pound green beans, rinsed and ends trimmed
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • salt and pepper


  1. Melt butter and olive oil over medium heat
  2. Add mushrooms and cook until soft, stirring often
  3. When mushrooms are soft, add garlic, and cook another 2 minutes, stirring constantly so it doesn't burn
  4. Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to boil
  5. Prepare a separate bowl of ice and water
  6. Add beans to boiling water for 3 minutes
  7. Remove with a spider or slotted spoon and transfer to the ice bath to stop the cooking and keep the pretty bright green color
  8. Toast almonds - I use a frying pan because if I do it in the oven I'll forget and burn them - I toast them on medium heat for about 3 minutes, them remove the pan from the heat and let them toast a minute or two longer in the hot pan
  9. Arrange beans on a serving dish, top with garlic and mushrooms then add toasted almonds, season and garnish with salt and cracked pepper
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38 Responses to Green Bean Mushroom Almondine

  1. Omg, Rachelle, I am SO over this weather! Like whyyyyyyy? We JUST had a 2 week spell of this crap, I’m not down to not see the sun for days on end again!!! This makes me very sad. Anyways, these green beans are making me happy because I happen to love green beans! My weirdo self will eat them by themselves for lunch. So you best believe I am loving your fancy pants beans!! These would be perfect for Thanksgiving, girlfriend! Pinned! Cheers, doll!

    • I know, Chey! It’s unacceptable to have no sun for so long! That two weeks was horrible, so I hope stretch of doom and gloom ends soon! I had no idea that you were such a green bean fan! 🙂 Cheers to you!

  2. The weather is no better over here in the UK either – it’s so grey and depressing, but I am just reminding myself that it is Christmas soon!
    I don’t think that green beans get enough love in internet land, so good for you for highlighting them. I love a green bean.

  3. I can’t complain about the weather here in NYC. Last year we had a snowy Halloween/Thanksgiving. This year we had sunny, walking around without a coat November. Pretty good, I must say! Anyway, I gotta disagree with you and say that your green beens are VERY SEXY! Yum! Perfect Thanksgiving side dish!

    • Lucky you, Olivia! You totally had some rough weather last year, so you deserve some sunny walking around weather! I’ll take that disagreement! I’m glad you think my green beans are VERY SEXY!

    • Snow? OMG! Seriously!?!? It’s dark and rainy here, but 74 degrees and humid. Thanks for the bean love!

  4. I think green beans are totally sexy and I love the fancy pants name you gave them 🙂 This side dish would be the first one to go, it looks so deicou

  5. I dig! This screams classy and classic! I too love me a good green bean when I’m in the mood and this recipe will have me in the mood a lot! Excellent way to dress up the end of a long day or a beautiful holiday table! Nice, my friend!

  6. My Mom lives in Tennessee and they have had so much rain over the past year and she’s over it big time. These green beans are classy, sexy, and delicious and I’m making them next time I do a beef roast. Thanks to your Mom for letting you hijack her recipe.

    • Oh yeah! Beef roast and sexy green beans! Totally over the rain! Now it’s rain, humid, and HOT again! blah! Bad hair days all around! Frizzzzzzzz!

  7. I have been snacking on raw mushrooms lately to reap the benefit of vitamin D, but I would so much rather have it in this green bean dish. Green beans are my go to when I don’t know what else to make. This one perfect for a busy weeknight! Sorry about your weather. Such a bummer!

    • Girl, this weather is killing my hair! Thank goodness for easy green beans! Yay for vitamin D! Thanks science girl!

  8. Rachelle!! I’m totally digging this dish, since I can no longer do green beans by them selves! hehehe totally fancy them up! I am going to try this for my lunch box next week!! I can’t comment on the weather still warm here!

  9. It is getting pretty cold around here, too! Love these green beans and I prepare mine in a similar way, but without the mushrooms! Wil try these very soon!

  10. I really love green beans with toasted almonds. It’s a favorite. And your mushrooms look pretty much perfect. I want this as a side on Thanksgiving!

    • Thanks so much, Cailee! We finally got some warmer weather and sunshine today and it was a welcome change! 🙂

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