Lightened Up Green Bean Casserole


  • 12 ounces of Haricot Vert (French green beans)
  • 8 ounces of crimini mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
  • 8 ounces shitake mushrooms, stems removed, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup fried onions
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a large sauté pan and add the mushrooms.
  2. Stir until slightly softened, then season with salt.
  3. Add the green beans, season with salt and cook until tender, for several minutes (You can cover with a lid and let steam to help cook them faster).
  4. Remove from the heat, place in a bowl, then add the chopped bacon to the pan and crisp for just a minute.
  5. Sprinkle the chopped bacon on top of the green beans, then add the fried onions and serve.

Keywords: green bean, casserole