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.

An easy recipe for healthy Sautéed Green Beans (with onion, mushrooms, tomato and garlic). A deliciously saucy side dish. 8 Ingredients. 20 Minutes. Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto. Paleo. Whole 30.

Green Beans are a personal favorite and I absolutely love sprucing them up in all different kinds of ways.

This recipe is one of the staples on our dinner menu rotation. Caramelized onions, mushrooms and garlic gives rich flavor and the tomato makes everything deliciously saucy.

Are Green Beans Keto?

Yes, green beans are considered Keto even though they are higher in carbs than many other keto-freindly vegetables. This just means that you should be mindful of portion sizes in order to stay within your daily carb allowance.

One cup of raw green beans contain 2,7g of carbs.

They are a good source of Vitamin A and C, Manganese and also a host of other vitamins and minerals. For more complete details on the nutritional profile of green beans, check out this Green Bean Nutrition article on

How to Sauté Green Beans:

Sautéed green beans are incredibly easy and quick to make.

  1. Always start with a very hot pan.
  2. Add a little bit of oil, aromatics (garlic, onion, ginger, etc) and any extras (mushrooms, bacon, etc) you like.
  3. Add the green beans, and help things along with a little bit of broth at a time until the beans reach my desired tenderness. (Personally, I actually prefer green beans to be a little overcooked!)

Now, let’s get into the specifics of this saucy Sautéed Green Beans recipe.

The Ingredients You Need:

  1. Green Beans (cut into shorter pieces)
  2. Onion (sliced)
  3. Button Mushrooms (quartered)
  4. Tomato (diced into small cubes)
  5. Garlic (minced)
  6. Chicken or Vegetable Broth (Low-Sodium)
  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)

Looking For More Healthy Green Beans Recipes?

For more healthy low carb keto and paleo Green Beans recipes, check out any of these yummy options from our archives, plus some of our personal favorites from other great bloggers.

  1. Low-Carb Keto Green Bean Casserole (Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Keto)
  2. Curried Sautéed Green Beans with Feta (Low-Carb, Keto, Gluten-Free)
  3. Green Bean Mashed Potatoes (Paleo, Whole 30, Gluten-Free)
  4. Spicy Sechuan Style Green Beans by
  5. Creamy Green Beans Casserole with Bacon from

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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.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 32kcal


  • 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!
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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.


Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
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This recipe was first published on August 23, 2017 and updated on March 2, 2020 to include new photos, video, detailed step-by-step instructions and faqs.

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