Green Bean and Mushroom Skillet


Save prep time on this skillet take of a green bean casserole by using frozen green beans, presliced mushrooms, and purchased fried onions.

Green Bean and Mushroom Skillet
Photo: Carson Downing
Total Time:
30 mins
8 cups


  • 1 ½ pound haricots verts or thin green beans, trimmed

  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cup thinly sliced shallots (3 large)

  • 1 ½ pound assorted mushrooms, sliced

  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon

  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 4 ounce herbed goat cheese (chevre)

  • Flaky sea salt and cracked black pepper


  1. In a 4- to 6-qt. pot blanch beans in boiling, lightly salted water 5 to 8 minutes or just until bright green and crisp-tender. Drain; plunge beans into an ice bath. Drain well; chill.

  2. In a small bowl combine flour and 1/4 tsp. each kosher salt and black pepper. Add shallots; toss to coat. In a small saucepan heat 1/3 cup canola oil over medium. Add shallots in batches; cook 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until golden. Using a slotted spoon, remove shallots to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

  3. In an extra-large skillet cook mushrooms over medium 8 to 10 minutes or until tender and browned; remove from skillet. Add bacon to skillet. Cook until browned and crisp; remove to drain, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Crumble or chop bacon.

  4. Add 2 Tbsp. canola oil to drippings in skillet. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Add beans, mushrooms, bacon, marjoram, lemon zest, 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. Heat through, tossing, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a platter. Thinly slice or crumble goat cheese and add to veggies; gently toss to melt. Top with flaky sea salt, cracked black pepper, and crispy shallots. Serves 8.

Take It Easy:

Prep as directed, except use two 12-oz. pkg. frozen uncut green beans, thawed and drained (omit blanching); presliced mushrooms; and 1 cup purchased crispy fried onions in place of shallots. In a microwave-safe dish warm crispy fried onions on high 1 minute or until heated through. Finish as directed.


Slice mushrooms. Prep green beans as directed in Step 1. Chill in an airtight container up to 24 hours. Prep and cook recipe as directed.

Alternative to goat cheese

Any salty cheese would work such as feta, Parmesan, Asiago or blue cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
9g Fat
15g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 309mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 15mg 75%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Potassium 572mg 12%
Folate, total 48.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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