Saucy Lima Beans


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.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 servings


  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen lima beans

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

  • cup half-and-half cream

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh parsley

  • ½ teaspoon dill weed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon pepper


  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.