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Easy Dinner: Green Beans with Potatoes and Mushrooms
Green Beans with Potatoes and Mashrooms

Green Beans with Potatoes and Mashrooms

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This is one the dishes that remind me of my childhood, summer time. In the summer my mom would cook green beans often for us. Each week my grand mother sent us goods from her garden, and beans were there as well between other yummy things like: sugar turn overs.

I would run around with my sister and other kids outside without any worries and as soon as I was hungry I would go home to eat. Such happy times, no worries about being kidnapped, or hurt by someone. I wish my kids would have such great times now like running around, making friends, instead of staying in the house because I am too afraid that they could get hurt by someone, and I can’t spend all my time outside, someone has to cook at least 🙂

Back to my mom: one of he good lessons I have learned from her is that my family needs to be always clean and have good meals to keep them healthy. I am so thankful for that to her. My mom also knew when to say something and when not to, a lesson I am still practicing to get a hang of it 🙂

Look at the picture above and try to imagine the wonderful tastes, smell it with your imagination, yuuuuummmmmyyy. My kids and my husband always ask for seconds, and a snack of course – that one is a popular requests around our house. I am curious what are your childhood dishes and why?

 A bit of good information:

Green beans are high in fiber content it has protein, and it’s pretty too. They also contain vitamins like A, C, K, B6, and folic acid. Vitamins are not the only good thing, they are a good source of calcium, silicon, iron, manganese, potassium, and copper.

Garlic are super food as well, it fights colds, keeps your cholesterol low, regulates blood sugar, and pressure.

Potatoes are a very good source of vitamin B6, as well as a good source of potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid, and have antioxidant activity.

Green Beans with Potatoes and Mushrooms


Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Onion – 1 pc
Potatoes – 4-6 pieces
Green Beans – 1.5-2 lbs
Mushrooms – 8 oz
Garlic – 3 cloves
Salt, pepper and spices to taste


One good thing about this recipe is that you can change it the way you want, less potatoes, more beans, no garlic, more garlic, and so on.

Step 1

I prefer to have everything cut as I go. In a skillet, add the oil and the onion cut in half rings. Cook it on medium heat stirring occasionally.

Pill potatoes and cut them in cubes. Not to big, as they tend to cook longer. Add to the onion and stir.

Clean the mushrooms and cut them in half and add them to the skillet. Stir occasionally.

Step 2

Clean and wash the green beans and add them to the skillet stirring occasionally. Cover with a lead.

As soon as the onions, potatoes, and mushrooms turn brownish, is time to lower the heat, and stir more often.

Pill the garlic clothes. Cut them not to thick, any shape: ring, squares, any will do.

Step 3

Add garlic, salt, pepper,  and spices to the skillet, mix.

Add a little bit of water to the skillet, to cover less than half of it. Stir. Cover.

Time to time stir it until the potatoes and beans are cooked.

I always try it before is ready to see if I need to add more salt. Also I would go easy on pepper with this dish.

It’s absolutely delicious with home-made bread, some sour cream, and feta. Or without it! Yummmmmm!

Green Beans with Potatoes and Mushrooms


What are your thoughts?