Almond Pesto Green Beans and Mushrooms

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Recipe Overview

The Game Plan

How Long it Will Take with Kid Chefs

  • 35-40 minutes total

Recipe Yield

  • Makes 9 cups of green beans

  • Serves 8-12 as a side dish

Suggested Serving Size

  • Little Kids (Age 1-4): ¼ cup

  • Big Kids (Age 5-10): ½ cup

  • Young adults and adults (Age 11+): 1 cup

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Grown-Up Tips

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Grown-up Pro Tips

  • This recipe is a versatile side dish- it will go great with your Thanksgiving spread but is also tasty as a side to grilled chicken or baked salmon, or on top of mashed sweet potatoes.

  • These green beans are make-ahead friendly! You can refrigerate them and serve them cold (or re-heated). You can also freeze them and thaw via microwave. They’re just as tasty however you store them.

  • If you don’t have a food processor, this recipe also works with a powerful blender. You just have to blend the pesto a bit longer to help it come together.

This recipe is dietician approved!

Did you know? Fat is your friend, especially when it comes to helping your kids learn to like vegetables. Besides fat helping our bodies to absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, fat also improves the mouthfeel of foods - including veggies! If your kids tend to stick their noses up at plain veggies, try recipes like this one that add savory elements with added fat like cheese to improve how they are received! You might find a little added butter, olive oil, or cheese to vegetables improve how willing your kids are to eat and enjoy them!
— Ashley Smith, RD
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Dietary Needs and Substitutions

Recipe as Written

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