Marsala Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms with Pecans

Healthy, Low Calorie and Low Fat side dish for Thanksgiving – roasted green beans and mushrooms tossed in a marsala marinade and topped with crispy pecans crumbs.

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Love how easy roasted green beans are for Thanksgiving or even a weeknight dinner recipe. Healthy, Low Calorie and delicious

Welcome to my take on the ubiquitous green bean casserole, sort of, kind of, not really, but yes sort of. I started out planning to make a low calorie version of the iconic casserole, but well, I got lazy. I did not feel like making a separate sauce, even though it is easy. My husband won’t touch a green bean with a 10 foot pole. He can barely say the words “green bean” without gagging. The man has some serious issues when it comes to green beans.

I personally like them as does my daughter. So I got to thinking if I did not want to put in the work on a normal weeknight, how in the world would I want to spend that much time on Thanksgiving. Furthermore, Thanksgiving is a huge amount of work. It is time to get serious and make an easy but oh so fabulous, dish instead. I stuck with my vegetable motto “When in doubt, roast.”. So roasted green beans it is. What  you don’t have a vegetable motto?

Love how easy this is for Thanksgiving or even a weeknight dinner recipe. Healthy, Low Calorie and delicious

Roasting is the perfect answer. It is quick, easy and delivers a huge flavor punch. You can change the flavor of your roasts simply by changing what you toss the vegetables in before roasting. I went with some good old Marsala wine. The green beans and mushrooms caramelize during roasting adding to their sweetness and giving a crispy texture. Toast some pecan crumbs in a small skillet to finish off the dish. That leaves you with a whole whopping five minutes of prep time. The best part is that these Marsala Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms  will not taste like a shortcut dish. Plus it looks pretty, don’t you think? It will add a gorgeous green pop of color to your Thanksgiving table. This healthy dish can easily be enjoyed any time of the year. Oh won’t my husband be happy to hear that?! Hee hee.

Love how easy this is for Thanksgiving or even a weeknight dinner recipe. Healthy, Low Calorie and delicious

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Marsala Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms with Pecans

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Calories 69 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 12 oz . haricot vert green beans
  • 8 oz . whole mushrooms , halved
  • 2 tbsp . Marsala wine
  • 1 tbsp . grape seed oil
  • ½ tsp . Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp . kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp . fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp . pecan pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425•.
  2. Place green beans and mushrooms on a large baking sheet. (Use two if you do not have a large one)
  3. In a small bowl, mix together Marsala, oil and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Pour over vegetables.
  5. Sprinkle salt and pepper on. Toss well to coat.
  6. Spread out the vegetables placing mushrooms cut side down.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes. Stir and bake for another 10 minutes.
  8. In a small saucepan, toast pecans over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until just fragrant.
  9. Place in a spice grinder and pulse until the size of breadcrumbs.
  10. Place vegetables on a serving plate and sprinkle with pecans.

Recipe Notes

 I calculated 2 Weight Watcher Smart Points.

Nutrition Facts
Marsala Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms with Pecans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 69 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. I completely agree with your motto. There isn't a vegetable that doesn't benefit from the flavor-intensifying that happens when you roast. I love green beans, so this would be a great dish for me. And my husband doesn't gag when I mention the words:)
  2. Christie this sounds positively heavenly!! I love marsala, and cannot wait to feature this side on my thanksgiving table
  3. Christie, these are GENIUS!! I am so in love with the flavors here.

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