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Classic Lima Bean Casserole Recipe

Classic Lima Bean Casserole Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Classic Lima Bean Casserole

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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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