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

Ingredients

  • 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

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

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

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

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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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