Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo!

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Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.

Now THIS is a side dish everyone can get behind!  Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo – because Chorizo makes everything taste better!  This recipe is savory, smokey, nutty, hearty, and oh-so-yummy!  

I grew up with the traditional mushroom-soup-in-a-can-based Green Bean Casserole and I love it!  However, my husband and his family?  Not so much!  So this year, I decided to come up with a new recipe that everyone will love!  It’s fresher than the casserole version, has more texture, and has more depth of flavor.

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Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.

A Great Addition to Your Table

Sides can often be steamed broccoli in my house.  But special occasions, such as Thanksgiving, obvious need special sides.  Here are some of my other favorite side dishes!

Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.

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EQUIPMENT FOR THIS GREEN BEANS AND MUSHROOMS

You need a frying pan or skillet plus a casserole dish. 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.  Then I transfer to a large casserole dish that’s approximately 10×10, 12×12, 10×13 or similar.

You could also make this in the oven in a dutch oven starting on the stove and then transfer it to the oven.

PREP-AHEAD STEPS FOR YOUR GREEN BEANS AND MUSHROOMS

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)

To get ahead on this recipe, you can prep these ingredients up to 4 days in advance!

Slice your mushrooms and slice the scallions.  If your Chorizo is precooked, you can also peel off the casing and break apart the sausage into bite-size pieces.  Store everything separately in the fridge until ready to cook.

Sliced mushrooms for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.

What kind of Chorizo to get?

You want to look for Spanish Chorizo that has lots of delicious and smokey-flavored paprika.  Of course, if you prefer another variety, you can get that instead.  You can also swap with Bacon!

I find that the precooked variety are the easiest Chorizo to find and they are typically in the deli section.  Sometimes you can find raw Chorizo sausage in the meat section.

COOK YOUR GREEN BEANS AND MUSHROOMS

To cook this recipe, you will start on the stove and then transfer everything to a casserole dish into the oven. 

You could also make this recipe in a dutch oven on the stove, then add the green beans, mix, and move it to the oven to bake.

Preheat frying pan to high heat and cook the chorizo for 4-minutes to start rendering out the fat. Add the sliced mushrooms, salt and pepper.  Then add the scallions and stir. Stir in the flour until everything is coated and the flour is all moistened.

Chorizo pieces in frying pan for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish. Chorizo, mushrooms, and scallions in frying pan for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.

Add 1 cup of the broth and stir until you have a very thick mixture. Then mix in the second cup of broth and the milk. Bring back up to a simmer stirring frequently as it thickens.

Adding broth to pan with chorizo, mushrooms, flour for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish. Thickened chorizo and mushroom sauce for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.

Pour over the green beans in the casserole pan.  Bake 400 F degrees for 20 minutes.

Chorizo and mushroom sauce being poured over green beans in casserole dish for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.

How far in advance can I make this?

You can cook these Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo up to 3 days in advance and reheat them before cooking.  To reheat, you can place the casserole dish in a 350 F degree oven covered for 20-25 minutes until heated through. 

Can this recipe be frozen?

You can freeze these after it’s cooked.  However, beware that the beans will likely get a bit mushy once they thaw and are reheated.  You will want to chill it in the fridge and then seal it in an airtight container in the freezer.  It can be stored in the freezer up to 4 months.  To reheat, you can thaw it and then place the casserole dish in a 350 F degree oven covered for 20-25 minutes until heated through. 

ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.
Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.
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Chorizo Green Bean Casserole

Now THIS is a side dish everyone can get behind!  Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo – because Chorizo makes everything taste better!  This recipe is creamy and savory. It's smokey from the chorizo. And it's nutty from the mushrooms. It's hearty, and oh-so-yummy!  It's my new version of a Thanksgiving green bean casserole and it's fresher, has more texture, and has more depth of flavor.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Spanish Chorizo
  • 24 oz Fresh Green Beans
  • 10 oz White Button Mushrooms
  • 3 Scallions
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup broth
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

Prep Ahead Steps

  1. Clean beans and snip ends

  2. Peel skin off cooked chorizo lniks and break up sausage into pan

  3. slice the scallions and the mushrooms

    Sliced mushrooms for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.

Cook

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.

  2. Preheat frying pan to high heat and cook the chorizo for 4-minutes to start rendering out the fat. Add the sliced mushrooms and 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Cook for 5 minutes. Add a teaspoon of olive oil if the pan is too dry. Next, add the scallions and stir.

    Chorizo, mushrooms, and scallions in frying pan for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.
  3. Stir in the flour until everything is coated and the flour is all moistened. Add 1 cup of the broth and stir until you have a very thick mixture. Then mix in the second cup of broth and the milk. Bring back up to a simmer stirring frequently as it thickens.

    Thickened chorizo and mushroom sauce for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.
  4. Pour over the green beans in the casserole pan and stir to combine. Bake in the oven uncovered for 20 minutes.

    Chorizo and mushroom sauce being poured over green beans in casserole dish for Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms with Chorizo in a serving bowl are a creamy and savory side dish.

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

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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