Sautéed Green Beans With Mushrooms and Caramelized Cipollini Onions Recipe

Green beans, mushrooms, and onions in a stove-top side dish that brings out the flavors of a classic green bean casserole. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Note: Recipe can be made-ahead through step 3 and refrigerated until ready to serve. To serve, combine beans, mushrooms, and onions in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until hot.

Recipe Facts



Active: 60 mins
Total: 75 mins
Serves: 6 to 8 servings

Rate & Comment


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter or extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 pound cipollini onions, trimmed and peeled

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 pounds green beans, trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil

  • 1 pound button mushrooms, washed, trimmed, and cut into quarters

  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped

  • 4 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 4 teaspoons)

  • 1 teaspoon picked fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon juice from 1 lemon


  1. Melt 3 tablespoons butter (or heat olive oil) in a large non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add cipollini onions, season well with salt and pepper, reduce heat to low, and cook, turning occasionally, until onions are a deep, caramel brown, about 45 minutes total.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add beans and cook until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Drain and run under cool running water until at cold. Set aside.

  3. Heat oil in a large saucepan over high heat until lightly smoking. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until they've released all their liquid and are browned, about 10 minutes total, reducing heat if oil starts to smoke excessively. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add shallots, garlic, thyme, and remaining tablespoon butter (or olive oil) and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add soy sauce and toss to combine.

  4. Add green beans, onions, and lemon juice to mushrooms and toss to reheat and combine. Serve immediately.

This Recipe Appears In

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
180 Calories
11g Fat
20g Carbs
5g Protein
Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 501mg 11%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)