Creamy Lima Beans

Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 6 minutes. Fordhook lima beans give you a slightly creamier result, but regular limas will work fine, too.

Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 221
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 7.2g
  • Saturated fat: 4.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 11.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 31g
  • Fiber: 8.2g
  • Cholesterol: 22mg
  • Iron: 2.3mg
  • Sodium: 496mg
  • Calcium: 79mg


  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen fordhook lima beans, thawed
  • 1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons light butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook lima beans with 2 tablespoons water in a 2-quart microwave-safe dish at HIGH 6 minutes or until just tender. (Do not cook according to package directions.) Drain well.
  2. Combine beans and remaining ingredients in food processor; process 1 to 2 minutes, stopping 3 times to scrape down sides of bowl, or until mixture is smooth. Serve immediately.
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