Heavenly Mushroom Sauce, Gluten-Free

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Vegetarian Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Sauce over pasta.  #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms

This is the sauce that’ll make you weak in the knees!  It’s my creamy and rich Mushroom Sauce that’s absolutely irresistible!  The mushrooms are seared with onions and garlic until they are a perfect deep brown color and salty, nutty, earthy flavor.  Thyme brings in more earthiness and a fantastic herbed backdrop.  Then vegetable broth is added to create the start of a delicious sauce.  Finally, a cornstarch slurry is whisked in to thicken it up to a glorious silky (and gluten-free) creamy finish!

I made this sauce with a veggie ‘burger’.  But you can put this sauce on just about anything…chicken, baked potatoes, pasta, rice, toast, the list goes on!

Veggie Burgers in skillet with Mushroom Sauce in skillet. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms

Mushrooms Are Good For You Too

Mushrooms are a weakness for me.  I can eat them for breakfast with eggs or on toast, for lunch, and dinner.  The aroma of sauteed or roasted mushrooms brings a smile to my face.  The earthy and savory flavors are absolutely everything.

So, the fact that mushrooms are also good for me is just icing on the mushroom!  Mushrooms have so many benefits that are linked to risk reduction of health conditions, such as cancer and heart disease.  Click here to read more about this. 

Mushrooms are a great source of antioxidants, which work to get rid of free radicals, a type of chemical that can harm a person’s body cells, potentially leading to cancer.   They also contain fiber, potassium and vitamin C, which help with heart health. 

Mushrooms also contain Selenium, which is a mineral not found in most fruits and vegetables.  Selenium helps with liver enzyme function and can also improve immune response to infection by stimulating the production of T-cells.

So, why wouldn’t you eat mushrooms??  Here are some more recipes to try!

Mushroom Sauce over pasta. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms

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EQUIPMENT NEEDED

You need a large skillet/frying pan for making the veggies and curry sauce. I use my absolute favorite 12″ Ceramic Pan, which is great because food really does slide right off with minimal oil and I don’t have to worry about food sticking and burning.  It comes with a glass lid, which is perfect for watching your dinner cook!

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR MUSHROOM SAUCE

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details) 

This entire recipe can be made ahead but is better when you prep the ingredients and make the sauce right before eating it.

So, first dice your onions, mince the garlic, slice your mushrooms.

Knife slicing mushrooms for Vegetarian Salisbury Steak with a thick, creamy, rich Mushroom Sauce. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms

Sliced mushrooms for Vegetarian Salisbury Steak with a thick, creamy, rich Mushroom Sauce. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms 

COOK YOUR HEAVENLY MUSHROOM SAUCE 

Preheat a large skillet and drizzle or spray with extra virgin olive oil.

If you are making this amazing mushroom sauce to go over chicken or steak, you can cook your protein in the skillet first and then remove it and set it aside, leaving all of the delicious browned meat bits in the skillet to cook with the mushrooms.   

Add the onions, garlic, mushrooms, and thyme to the skillet and stir to mix together.  Then spread out into a layer so as many mushrooms as possible are touching the skillet bottom.

Sliced Mushrooms in skillet for this Heavenly Mushroom Sauce Recipe. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms

Let sit without stirring for about 3-4 minutes until the mushrooms get a beautiful browned sear. Then stir so that the other side of as any mushrooms as possible get a sear.

Seared sliced Mushrooms in skillet for this Heavenly Mushroom Sauce Recipe. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms

Add a pinch of salt and ground black pepper and then let the mushrooms cook down for another 5 minutes.

While the mushrooms are cooking, making the slurry by mixing the cornstarch into the cold milk until completely dissolved.Adding cornstarch to milk for this Heavenly Mushroom Sauce Recipe. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms

Add the Vegetable broth and stir to scrape up all of the browned bits from the bottom.

Add the cornstarch slurry, as this is the thickener. Whisk to ensure you don’t get any clumps. It will thicken pretty fast. Bring back to a light simmer.

Adding broth to cooked sliced Mushrooms in skillet for this Heavenly Mushroom Sauce Recipe. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms

Adding slurry to cooked sliced Mushrooms in skillet for this Heavenly Mushroom Sauce Recipe. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms

Thick, creamy, rich Mushroom Sauce in skillet. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms

Beyond burgers in mushroom sauce in skillet for Vegetarian Salisbury Steak with a thick, creamy, rich Mushroom Sauce. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms

Add back your protein or veggie to the sauce or serve the sauce over it.  Or mix this delicious sauce with pasta or rice or quinoa.

ENJOY! 😍 Carrie

Veggie Burgers in skillet with Mushroom Sauce in skillet. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms

Mushroom Sauce over pasta. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms
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Heavenly Mushroom Sauce

This is the sauce that'll make you weak in the knees!  My Heavenly Mushroom Sauce is thick, rich, and irresistible. The mushrooms are seared with onions and garlic until they are a perfect deep brown color and salty, nutty, earthy flavor.  Thyme brings in more earthiness and a fantastic herbed backdrop.  Then vegetable broth is added to create the start of a delicious sauce.  Finally, a cornstarch slurry is whisked in to thicken it up to a glorious silky, and gluten-free creamy finish! #dinnerideas #vegetariandinners #vegetarianrecipes #healthydinners #familydinners

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword mushrooms, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 10 oz White Button Mushrooms
  • 1 Small Onion (or 1/2 cup diced)
  • 1/2 Clove Garlic (or 1/2 tsp minced)
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Thyme, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch heaping
  • 1/2 cup Milk

Instructions

Prep-Ahead Steps

  1. Slice the mushrooms. Dice the onions. Mince the garlic.

    Sliced mushrooms for this Heavenly Mushroom Sauce Recipe. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms

Cook!

  1. Preheat a large skillet and drizzle or spray with extra virgin olive oil.

  2. Add the onions, garlic, mushrooms, and thyme to the skillet and stir to mix together. Then spread out into a layer so as many mushrooms as possible are touching the skillet bottom.

    Sliced Mushrooms in skillet for this Heavenly Mushroom Sauce Recipe. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms
  3. Let sit without stirring for about 3-4 minutes until the mushrooms get a beautiful browned sear. Then stir so that the other side of as any mushrooms as possible get a sear.

    Seared sliced Mushrooms in skillet for this Heavenly Mushroom Sauce Recipe. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms
  4. Add a pinch of salt and ground black pepper and let the mushrooms cook down for another 5 minutes.

  5. While the mushrooms are cooking, making the slurry by mixing the cornstarch into the cold milk until completely dissolved.

    Adding cornstarch to milk for this Heavenly Mushroom Sauce Recipe. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms
  6. Add the Vegetable broth and stir to scrape up all of the browned bits from the bottom.

    Adding broth to cooked sliced Mushrooms in skillet for this Heavenly Mushroom Sauce Recipe. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms
  7. Add the cornstarch slurry, as this is the thickener. Whisk to ensure you don't get any clumps. It will thicken pretty fast. Bring back to a light simmer for 5 minutes.

    Adding slurry to cooked sliced Mushrooms in skillet for this Heavenly Mushroom Sauce Recipe. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms
  8. Serve and enjoy!!

    Beyond burgers in mushroom sauce in skillet for Vegetarian Salisbury Steak with a thick, creamy, rich Mushroom Sauce. #vegetarian #healthydinner #dinnerideas #mushrooms

Recipe Notes

  1. For the Mushrooms, you can use cremini mushrooms as well.
  2. I used vegetable broth, but any broth will work in this recipe.
  3. I used Beyond Burger Patties, but you can certainly use any veggie burger you prefer.  You can also use real beef.  Simply form the ground beef into into a burger patty as you would normally.  Sear it on both sides in the skillet and then let it cook 90% of the way done.  Remove the patties to continue the recipe.

 

 

Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!

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Crispy, crunchy, salty, and addictive!  These are my healthy fries…Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation.  The beans really take on the crunchy saltiness from the parmesan and breadcrumbs, but also hold onto the freshness from the beans.

They are also really easy to make, with only 4 simple steps: clean, dip in egg, coat in parm breadcrumbs, bake!

Crispy, crunchy, salty, and addictive!  These are my healthy Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Green Beans are a Healthy, less Musical Bean!

My girls recently learned the little ditty, ‘beans beans, the musical fruit, beans beans, make you toot.’  Well, if that’s a concern for your digestive system, you are in luck with Green Beans.  They are low on the FODMAP, meaning they are easy on your digestive system.  Foods that are high on the FODMAP, such as many other beans (ex. black beans), can lead to gas, belly pain, diarrhea, and constipation.  Green Beans are easy on your digestive system so they make a great alternative to other legumes!

A cup of Green Beans has only 31 calories, almost 3g fiber, and 2g protein.  They also contain many vitamins, including Vit A, C, and folate, as well as many important minerals, such as calcium and iron.  For more on the health benefits of green beans, check out this article from Healthline.com.

Make these Crispy Green Bean Fries by themselves as an appetizer or snack or with any of these recipes for a complete meal:

Crispy, crunchy, salty, and addictive!  These are my healthy Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Nothing special for this one! Just a large sheet pan (I use a 17×11).

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR CRISPY GREEN BEAN FRIES

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details)

Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries

For these Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries, you can prepare the Mustard Mayo Sauce and coat the beans with the Parm breadcrumbs in advance.  However, do not cook them until you are ready to serve as they will get mushy if you try to reheat them.

For the sauce, I love this simply Garlic, Mustard Mayo sauce.  I use yellow mustard vs. dijon here because I love the tang and milder flavor so that the flavor from the parmesan and beans really stands out.   

Mustard and mayo in bowl for Sauce for Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Mixed Mustard Sauce for Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Rince the green beans and snip off the stems from the ends. Dry with a towel.

Spray or drizzle a large sheet pan with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking Spray. TIP: line with aluminum before spraying for easy cleanup

Mix the parmesan, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper in a medium-size bowl (large enough to place 5-6 green beans at a time). 

In a second medium-size bowl, beat 1 egg with a tablespoon water.

Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries

Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries

Make the bean fries in batches of 5-6 at a time. You can get more into the egg, but transfer only a few at a time to the breadcrumbs or else you risk it all getting clumpy on you. 

First dip the beans in the egg. Scoop out and let excess egg drip off. Then dredge in the Parm breadcrumbs and toss to coat.

Scoop out and place on an oil coated pan. Make sure to leave some space between the green beans so they are not overcrowded.

Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries

Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries

Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries

Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries and putting on sheet pan.  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Once you have all of the beans coated, you can cover with plastic wrap or foil and store in the fridge for 1 day or move straight to baking.  Note, these do not freeze well as the beans have water that will make them mushy and they just won’t crisp up.

COOK YOUR GREEN BEAN FRIES 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the beans on center rack in oven for 10 minutes.

Raw Parmesan Green Bean Fries on sheet pan.  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries cooked on sheetpan!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Serve the Green Bean Fries with the Mustard Mayo and Enjoy!  😍 Carrie

Crispy, crunchy, salty, and addictive!  These are my healthy Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Crispy, crunchy, salty, and addictive!  These are my healthy Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes
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Crispy Parm Green Bean Fries with Mustard Mayo

Crispy, crunchy, salty, and addictive!  These are my healthy Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation.  The beans really take on the crunchy saltiness from the parmesan and breadcrumbs, but also hold onto the freshness from the beans. They are also really easy to make, with only 4 simple steps: clean, dip in egg, coat in parm breadcrumbs, bake! #greanbeans #vegetablerecipes #sidedishes #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword vegetable, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Green Bean Fries

  • 12 oz Fresh Green Beans (not frozen)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbls Water
  • 3/4 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking Spray

Mustard Mayo Dipping Sauce

  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbls Yellow Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

Instructions

Prep Ahead Steps

  1. Rince the green beans and snip off the stems from the ends. Dry with a towel.

  2. Spray or drizzle a large sheet pan with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking Spray. TIP: line with aluminum before spraying for easy cleanup

  3. Make the Mustard Mayo sauce by combining the mayonnaise, mustard, and garlic powder in a small mixing bowl. Mix to combine all ingredients and store in the fridge.

    Mixed Mustard Sauce for Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes
  4. Mix the parmesan, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper in a medium-size bowl (large enough to place 5-6 green beans at a time)

    Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries
  5. In a second medium-size bowl, beat 1 egg with a tablespoon water.

    Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries
  6. Make the bean fries in batches of 3-5 at a time. First dip the beans in the egg. Scoop out and let excess egg drip off. Then dredge in the Parm breadcrumbs and toss to coat.

    Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries
  7. Scoop out and place on an oil coated pan. Make sure to leave some space between the green beans so they are not overcrowded.

    Making Parmesan Green Bean Fries and putting on sheet pan.  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes

Cook

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the beans on center rack in oven for 10 minutes.

    Raw Parmesan Green Bean Fries on sheet pan.  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes
  2. Serve the Green Bean Fries with the Mustard Mayo and Enjoy!

    Crispy, crunchy, salty, and addictive!  These are my healthy Crispy Parmesan Green Bean Fries!  Such a great way to transform beans and add a new vegetable into dinner rotation. #vegetablerecipes