Quick Succotash – A Succotash Recipe without Tomatoes

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Quick Succotash is a succotash recipe with frozen corn and lima beans (no tomatoes). I love to make this as a simple side dish to serve with steak, ham, or pork roast.

If you’ve never had succotash before, it’s a quick blend of vegetables usually corn and lima beans cooked on the stove with a quick cream sauce.  Sometimes it includes tomatoes, onions, bacon or other ingredients.

Succotash isn’t an overly common side dish in Indiana where I was born and raised, but this is a Minnesota Succotash. Its history is rooted from the Native Americans which had a strong presence up in that area.

Succotash Recipe without Tomatoes

I found this Quick Succotash recipe in my Recipes from an American Farm Cook Book. I love this book. It speaks to me on so many levels, and all the recipes have been great, this recipe included.

From start to finish, you can have this succotash with cream on the table in about 15 minutes.

Plus, it’s easy. Grab some frozen corn and frozen lima beans from the grocery store so that you are ready to go whenever you need a fast and easy side dish.

Quick Succotash Ingredient List

Butter

Diced Onions (optional)

Frozen Corn, thawed and drained

Frozen Lima Beans, thawed and drained

Heavy Cream

Salt

Black Pepper

How to Make Succotash with Frozen Corn and Lima Beans

For the full recipe steps and ingredient amounts, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add diced onions (if using), and sauté for several minutes until softened but not browned.
  3. To the onions, add thawed and drained corn and lima beans. Sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add heavy whipping cream, bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 6 to 8 minutes or until cream is thick and reduced.
  5. Season generously with salt and pepper.

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Notes About Quick Succotash with Cream

  • There are many different variations of succotash recipes. This succotash recipe is without tomatoes and without bacon.
  • Use frozen corn and frozen lima beans for this succotash recipe. Be sure to thaw first and drain well.
  • Onions are optional. If you leave them out, heat butter in large skillet and go right to the step of sautéing corn and lima beans.
  • If you want to add tomatoes, and 1/2 cup chopped, peeled and seeded tomatoes to the corn and lima beans. Also add a pinch of sugar to the recipe to cut the acid of the tomatoes.
  • It seems like a lot of black pepper, but this simple succotash recipe needs it.
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What goes with succotash for dinner?

Wondering what to serve with succotash? Succotash is the perfect side dish for almost any entrée. Pork chops, salmon cakes, grilled steak, sloppy joes, you name it, succotash is the perfect accompaniment. Here are 10 easy recipes that go great served with succotash:

  1. Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham Steak
  2. Sour Cream Pork Chops
  3. Crock Pot Cubed Steak Mashed Potatoes
  4. Baked Pork Steak Dinner 
  5. 3 Ingredient Steak Marinade
  6. Egg in a Basket
  7. Old Fashioned Salmon Patties
  8. Pan Seared Chicken Recipe
  9. Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe
  10. Amish Chipped Beef Gravy Recipe

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Quick Succotash - A Succotash Recipe without Tomatoes

Quick Succotash is a succotash recipe with frozen corn and lima beans (no tomatoes). I love to make this as a simple side dish to serve with steak, ham, or pork roast. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quick succotash, succotash recipe without tomatoes, succotash with cream, succotash with frozen corn and lima beans
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup onion, chopped (optional)
  • 12 ounces frozen lima beans, thawed and drained
  • 12 ounces frozen corn, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat butter in large skillet or saucepan. Sauté onions until soft but not browned.
    Quick Succotash is a succotash recipe with frozen corn and lima beans (no tomatoes). I love to make this as a simple side dish to serve with steak, ham, or pork roast.
  • Add thawed and drained lima beans and corn to onions; sauté for 3 - 4 minutes.
    Quick Succotash is a succotash recipe with frozen corn and lima beans (no tomatoes). I love to make this as a simple side dish to serve with steak, ham, or pork roast.
  • Add heavy cream; bring to a boil and then simmer for 6 - 8 minutes or until cream is thickened and reduced.
    Quick Succotash is a succotash recipe with frozen corn and lima beans (no tomatoes). I love to make this as a simple side dish to serve with steak, ham, or pork roast.
  • Season with salt and black pepper.
    Quick Succotash is a succotash recipe with frozen corn and lima beans (no tomatoes). I love to make this as a simple side dish to serve with steak, ham, or pork roast.

Notes

  • There are many different variations of succotash recipes. This succotash recipe is without tomatoes and without bacon.
  • Use frozen corn and frozen lima beans for this succotash recipe. Be sure to thaw first and drain well.
  • Onions are optional. If you leave them out, heat butter in large skillet and go right to the step of sautéing corn and lima beans.
  • If you want to add tomatoes, and 1/2 cup chopped, peeled and seeded tomatoes to the corn and lima beans. Also add a pinch of sugar to the recipe to cut the acid of the tomatoes.
  • It seems like a lot of black pepper, but this simple succotash recipe needs it.
  • Love lima beans? Try this Old Fashioned Lime Bean Casserole

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