Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Crunchy-Topped Lima Beans

1 (10-ounce) package frozen Lima beans
1/4 cup water
1 (10-ounce) can Cheddar cheese soup
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup celery
1/4 cup parsley
1 (3 1/2 ounce) can French-fried onions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine Lima beans and water in microwave-safe dish.  Cover with plastic wrap, venting on corner.  Microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes.  Drain well.

Combine soup, milk, beans, celery, and parsley in a medium bowl.  Stir well.  Grease a medium baking dish.

Add half the French-fried onions to the bowl.  Spray baking dish with non-stick spray.  Spoon mixture into dish.  Bake until hot and bubbly, about 35 minutes.

Arrange remaining French-fried onions around the border of the casserole.  Bake until the onions are crispy, about 10 minutes longer.

*Note: If you would like to substitute the Cheddar Cheese soup, you could make a cheese sauce with a combination of a simple white sauce combined with  shredded Cheddar cheese.


  1. I LOVE this recipe and I LOVE lima beans! Thanks for the recipe, Kathy!

    1. Beachlover, you are very welcome! Enjoy! Thanks for stopping in.

  2. Awesome recipe. I would never had thunk it....

    1. Laura, to be perfectly honest...neither would I!! I was trying to come up with a recipe to post today and was going through this huge box of recipe cards that my Dad left to me when he died and I found this recipe. My husband loves Lima beans. I will eat them, and the kids pick at them. I liked how this recipe combined them with a cheesy sauce soup and those french fried onions a person always finds on Thanksgiving in the green bean casserole. It looked pretty good, so I decided to share it. :D Thanks for stopping by to check out my recipe. If you prepare it, you will have to let me know how it turns out and how you like it.