Saucy Lima Beans Recipe

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This side dish was always a staple at my grandmother's delicious dinners when I was a child. It has continued to be a favorite for my entire family.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups frozen lima beans
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 308 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 434mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 9g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, cook lima beans according to package directions; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon cooking liquid. In a small skillet, saute onion in butter. Stir in the cream, parsley, dill, salt, pepper and reserved cooking liquid. Cook 1-2 minutes longer or until butter is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Saucy Lima Beans in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p238

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speedymomma User ID: 462894 68320
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"If you like dill this is a good recipe. I didn't have and half&half, so I substituted 4oz of cream cheese. Turned out very creamy with a good flavor."

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