Side Dishes

Savory Green Beans and Mushrooms

Challenge Butter is the key to making this side a standout. Its distinctive flavor and quality bring cohesiveness to a fresh mixture of thyme, onions, mushrooms and green beans.


5 minutes


20 minutes






  • ¼ cup (½ stick) Challenge Butter
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced or pressed
  • ¼ pound mushrooms, fresh sliced
  • 1 pound green beans, fresh petite whole
  • 3 Tablespoons dry sherry (or 2 to 3 Tablespoons of water)
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon thyme, dried whole leaf
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 1
    Wash and drain green beans. Break stem ends off green beans and cut into 2 inch pieces.
  • 2
    Melt butter over medium heat in 10" to 12" skillet. Add onions and garlic and cook until onions are tender (approximately 5 minutes).
  • 3
    Stir in mushrooms, fully coating with the butter and onion mixture. Add beans and sherry (or water); sprinkle with salt, pepper and thyme.
  • 4
    Bring mixture just to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 10-15 minutes or until beans are tender yet crisp.