Classic Lima Bean Casserole Recipe
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Classic Lima Bean Casserole Recipe

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An abundance of homegrown lima beans and leftover sausage inspired me to create this dish more than 20 years ago. It's proven to be a timeless classic.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1/2 pound bulk sage pork sausage
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen lima beans
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 82 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, cook and crumble sausage until no longer pink; drain. add lima beans, carrots, water, sugar, salt and pepper. Cook, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender; drain. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Lima Bean Casserole in Country Pork 1996, p16

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Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

"This was delicious. Next time I will add diced ham instead if sausage."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"This can be a main dish or a side dish. My family loves it either way. I chop an onion and cook it with the sausage. The first time I tried this recipe I thought there was something missing and it proved to be the onion."

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