Luscious Lima Bean Soup II

Luscious Lima Bean Soup II

54 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    7 h
  • Ready In

    7 h 15 m
Recipe by  NJSnowByrd

“Slow cooking ease combined with fantastic flavor has made this a favorite at our house & even kid's 'yuk-lima beans' have turned into 'YUM--LIMA BEAN SOUP.'”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until evenly brown and crisp. Drain and crumble.
  2. In a slow cooker, mix the cooked bacon, lima beans, butter beans and liquid, potatoes, celery, onions, carrots, and butter. Season with marjoram, salt, and pepper. Pour in the chicken broth.
  3. Cover slow cooker, and cook soup 7 hours on Low.

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Wonderful! I followed the recipe exactly and my family loved it. Thank you for sharing. Regarding the question of Lima & Butter Beans: There are other names for just about everything in the food world, and in this case, butter beans is the other name for lima beans. There are two common varieties of lima bean — the baby lima bean and the Fordhook — but don't confuse them as the same bean in different stages of development. The Fordhook is larger, lighter in color, and has a stronger taste than the baby lima, but it is not a grown-up baby — it is a separate variety. In the south of the United States, Fordhook lima beans are commonly called butter beans. Many southerners wouldn't recognize the name lima bean.



hi- i make a similar soup- and my good friends Linda and Martin love it. Only real difference is I add 1/4 to 1/3 lb. broken spaghetti or small pasta like elbows, cooked, at the very end. MKartin requests this a lot.

Renee Ridgeway

Renee Ridgeway

Overall, this is a good recipe. If you're a fan of lima beans, you can't help but like this soup! I didn't have marjoram, so I substituted poultry seasoning which seemed to work well. I also used 6 strips of bacon rather than 3 and I added some chopped ham as well. Served it to a friend who said she didn't think she liked lima beans before, but she loved them cooked this way! I am ALWAYS looking for new soup recipes and now this one's added to my archives. Thanks!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 326 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 11.4 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 43.7 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 13 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 1381 mg
  • 55%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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