Creamy Lima Beans with Sour Cream Sauce

Lima Beans
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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
382 Calories
14g Fat
52g Carbs
13g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Frozen butter beans or lima beans are transformed with a simple white sauce and sour cream.


  • 1 1/2 cups frozen baby lima beans or butter beans
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Following package directions, cook lima beans; drain.

  2. In a medium saucepan, cook green onion in butter over low heat until just tender. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes longer.

  3. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Add brown sugar.

  4. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.

  5. Add sour cream and lima beans. Heat through.

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