|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 15g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 9g||47%|
|Total Carbohydrate 48g||18%|
|Dietary Fiber 16g||56%|
|Total Sugars 7g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
If you're used to eating lima beans, either plain from the can or frozen from a bag, you probably never enjoyed creamed lima beans. These creamy, buttery lima beans can be made from canned or frozen beans, but offer a cream sauce that kicks them up a notch.
These creamed lima beans are an ideal side dish for any Southern food meal. Try them, and you may never want plain lima beans again.
16 ounces frozen baby lima beans
1/2 to 1 teaspoon sugar, optional
1/2 to 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Steps to Make It
Cook the lima beans in boiling salted water as directed on the package. If using canned lima beans, you will not need to add salt.
Add sugar (if using) to the cooking water.
Drain the beans well. At this point, the beans are still hot.
Add the cream and butter to the hot beans. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.
Serve beans warm.
- Bake the beans in the cream sauce to create a bean gratin. Add breadcrumbs and spray them with a little oil or dab on some butter to create a crispy crust on top of the beans.
More on Lima Beans
Also known as "butter beans," lima beans have a buttery-like texture and a delicate flavor that is unique. These oblong-shaped beans have a flat pod that typically is green but can come in other colors such as black, purple, or white.