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Creamed Lima Beans

Creamed Lima Beans

This delicious and easy recipe for Creamed Lima Beans is definitely company and holiday dinner ready but also a wonderful weeknight meal side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword creamed limas, lima beans, side dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Mary Bostow


  • 10 ounce pkg large frozen lima beans
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped onion
  • Sprinkle of garlic powder optional
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons brown sugar depending on your taste
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • Cook the frozen lima beans according to package directions, drain well and set aside.
  • Using a medium size saucepan, place the butter and onions in the saucepan and cook until onions are tender. Add the four and salt and pepper to the pan, mix until well blended.
  • Slowly add the milk and brown sugar to the pan,stirring until well incorporated and the mixture heats up to bubbly. Stir in the sour cream and drained lima beans, continue to cook until limas are heated through. Add the garlic powder to your taste. Serve immediately.