Sautéed Green Beans

Top shot of Sauteéd Green Beans in a pan with a wooden spoon in the upper right corner.

This is an easy recipe for healthy Sautéed Green Beans (with onion, mushrooms, tomato and garlic) – a delicious and saucy side dish.

You’ll only need 8 very simple ingredients and can have this dish ready in about 20 minutes.

If you’re eating Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Keto, Paleo, or Whole30 – this is a great recipe to add to your meal rotation.

  1. green beans
  2. onion
  3. button mushrooms
  4. tomato
  5. garlic
  6. chicken or vegetable broth
  7. dried oregano
  8. salt and pepper

Step-By-Step Instructions:

step by step instructions for how to make sauteed green beans with onion and garlic
  1. In a large sauté pan, over a medium high heat, add a little bit of oil and toss in the mushrooms. Allow it to sear for 3-5 minutes. (Photo 1)
  2. Add the onion and allow them to soften for about 2-3 minutes. (Photo 2)
  3. Now, toss in the beans, tomato, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper and stir. (Photo 2 & 3)
  4. Pour in the broth and allow everything to simmer together for about 10-15 minutes. (Photo 5 & 6)
  5. When the broth has reduced, check the tenderness of the beans. (If you’d like them softer: add the second half of the broth. Keep simmering until there’s just a little bit of “sauce” left.) (Photo 7)
  6. Serve and enjoy! (Photo 8)

Sauteéd Green Beans

An easy recipe for healthy Sautéed Green Beans (with onions, mushrooms, tomato and garlic). A deliciously saucy side dish. 8 Ingredients. 20 Minutes. Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto. Paleo. Whole 30.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Serving Size 8


  • 12 oz fresh green beans (350g) (cut into shorter pieces)
  • 8 oz button mushrooms (quartered)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 1 tomato (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup beef broth (this gives a rich flavor, but feel free to use chicken broth if it’s all you have on hand)
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • to taste salt and pepper


  • In a hot pan, sear the mushrooms in a little bit of oil. (3-5 minutes)
  • Add the onions and keep sautéing until they start to soften. (2-3 minutes)
  • Add all the rest of the ingredients, plus the broth.
  • Bring everything to a boil and then lower the heat slightly. Allow everything to boil together for about 10-15 minutes. (This depends on how tender you would like the green beans to be).
  • Serve and enjoy!


Tips and Tricks:

  1. If the pan gets a bit too dry when sautéing the mushrooms and onions, add a little bit more oil.
  2. You can also use chicken or vegetable broth, but beef broth is definitely preferable because of the rich flavor it gives to the dish.

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