Baked Lima Bean Casserole

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Baked Lima Bean Casserole is an old fashioned southern dish. The best part is a sweet sour cream and brown sugar sauce that coats each and every lima bean. It may become your new favorite side dish.

Using frozen or dried lima beans, this casserole is a great side dish option with your favorite grilled meat, like pork chops or even hamburgers.

Baked Lima Bean Casserole Recipe:

Do you want to know a secret? I thought I hated lima beans up to a few years ago. When I was growing up, I remember Mom making them every so often and being totally disgusted by the texture.

I guess my first step in building a loving relationship with lima beans came from my love of Calico Baked Beans. Limas are one of the three beans found in this delicious side dish. So how could I hate them when I love that dish so much. I decided to give them another try.

Now I can say that I love lima beans. No longer are they on the bottom of my bean list; no, they are way up at top, especially since I discovered these amazing old fashioned lima beans from North Carolina.

What makes these Baked Lima Beans so amazing is the sauce.  Butter, brown sugar, molasses and sour cream come together to form a sweet sassy sauce that I could eat straight from a spoon.  My mind is on overdrive thinking of all the different ways I plan to use this sauce.

I’m more of a shortcut kinda gal.  There’s no shame, at least I don’t feel any.  That’s why I converted the original recipe from using dried lima beans to frozen lima beans.

Just in case you are a dried bean type of gal or guy, I’ll include it too.

How to Prepare Dried Lima Beans:

  1. Sort beans and remove any rocks or broken beans. Rinse well.
  2. Cover beans with boiling water.
  3. Boil for 2 minutes.
  4. Let stand 1 hour.
  5. Cook slowly until tender, approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  6. Proceed with the rest of the sour cream lima bean recipe below.

How to Make Lima Bean Casserole with Sour Cream:

  1. Cook frozen lima beans according to package directions; drain well.
  2. Return cooked lima beans to warm pan and add butter, allowing the butter to melt.
  3. Once melted, add salt, dry mustard, molasses, brown sugar and sour cream and stir until combined.
  4. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes.

For the full instructions for Old Fashioned Baked Lima Beans (with sour cream), scroll to the bottom of this post.

Notes About Baked Lima Bean Casserole:

  • Make this brown sugar lima bean casserole from frozen or dried lima beans. For dried, find the instructions in the text above.
  • If you’re using salted butter; cut down the salt to 1 teaspoon or less.
  • Dry mustard is also known as ground mustard.
  • This is a saucy dish!

What to Serve with Lima Beans with Brown Sugar Sauce

More Old Fashioned Side Dishes:

Crispy Fried Potatoes

This Crispy Fried Potatoes recipe starts with raw potatoes and ends with a perfectly pan-fried potato.  Serve with ketchup for the perfect side dish.

Fried Cabbage with Bacon

Bacon and Cabbage are the perfect combination, and Fried Cabbage with Bacon might be my favorite side dish. This fail-proof recipe tastes just like Mom's. Pair it with steak, chicken or pork, or maybe you'll just eat it all by itself.  It's that good!

Pink Lady Salad

Creamed Peas and Potatoes

Creamed Peas and New Potatoes come together quickly on the stove-top and pair perfectly along side of any entree.  This old fashioned side dish tastes just like Mom or Grandma made it.

Our Favorite Bean Recipes

We love using beans in our recipes. They are affordable and a great ingredient to stretch your dishes to feed a few more people. Here are some of our favorites.

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Crock Pot Baked Beans with Bacon

Red Bean Salad

Crock Pot Green Beans

Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup

Baked Lima Bean Casserole

Baked Lima Bean Casserole is an old fashioned southern dish.  The best part is a sweet sour cream and brown sugar sauce that coats each and every Lima bean.  It may become your new favorite side dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Casserole, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked lima bean casserole, baked lima beans, brown sugar lima bean casserole, lima bean casserole, lima bean casserole with sour cream, old fashioned lima bean casserole, southern lima beans, sweet lima beans
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 397kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces frozen lima beans
  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 Tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream

Instructions

  • Cook lima beans according to package directions until tender; drain well.
    Baked Lima Bean Casserole is an old fashioned southern dish.  The best part is a sweet sour cream and brown sugar sauce that coats each and every Lima bean.
  • Return beans to warm dish; add butter and allow to melt. Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
    Baked Lima Bean Casserole is an old fashioned southern dish.  The best part is a sweet sour cream and brown sugar sauce that coats each and every Lima bean.
  • Pour into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.
    Baked Lima Bean Casserole is an old fashioned southern dish.  The best part is a sweet sour cream and brown sugar sauce that coats each and every Lima bean.

Notes

  • Make this brown sugar Lima bean casserole from frozen or dried Lima beans. For dried, find the instructions in the text above.
  • If you're using salted butter; cut down the salt to 1 teaspoon or less. 
  • Dry mustard is also known as ground mustard. 
  • This is a saucy dish!
  • Love Lima beans? Try these Slow Cooker Calico Beans

Nutrition

Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 771mg | Potassium: 627mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 748IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 3mg

Baked Lima Bean Casserole is an old fashioned southern dish.  The best part is a sweet sour cream and brown sugar sauce that coats each and every Lima bean.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating