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Green Bean Penne in Garlic Butter Sauce

Green Bean Penne in Garlic Butter Sauce

Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 144kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups cremini mushrooms sliced, (1 8-ounce package)
  • 2 cups fresh green beans broken into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons chicken broth
  • 2 Teaspoons fresh garlic finely chopped
  • Parmesan cheese freshly shredded


  • Cook pasta according to the package directions. Drain the pasta. Keep it warm while you make the rest of the recipe.
  • Using a 10-inch nonstick skillet melt the butter until it's sizzling in the pan. Add the  mushrooms to the pan. Cook over medium-high heat 2-3 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender.
  • Add the green beans, continue cooking 2-3 minutes or until the green beans are tender. 
  • Add the chicken broth and garlic to the pan; cook 1-2 minutes or until heated through.
  • Remove from the pan from the heat.  Add the cooked pasta to the skillet; toss the pasta to coat it. Sprinkle the ingredients in the pan with grated Parmesan Cheese. Serve immediately.


If you like you can add the green beans to the pasta that's cooking when the pasta has about 3 minutes left to cook so you don't dirty another pan.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 642IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg