close-up of sauteed and braised lima beans with bacon bits

Sauteed and Braised Frozen Lima Beans

Sauteeing, then braising frozen lima beans brings them back to life, serving as an easy and inviting side dish!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cooking frozen lima beans, frozen lima bean recipes, recipes with frozen lima beans, sauteed frozen lima beans
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 72kcal


  • 1 small or medium saucepan


  • 2 slices bacon (cooked and diced) (OR ½ cup bacon bits)
  • 1 - 1 ½ cups Simple Truth Organic® Gluten Free Low Sodium Vegetable Broth (or whatever broth or stock you have)
  • ½ Tbsp Dash Original seasoning
  • 1 pack Stevia
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Dash Extra Spicy seasoning
  • 12 - 16 oz frozen baby lima beans (small or medium bag)
  • salt (optional; to taste)


  • If you're not using bacon bits, in your pot, slightly saute your diced bacon for about 1 - 2 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir. Cover the pot and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer.
  • Cook for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 - 10 minutes. If needed, add water or more broth. You do not need a lot of liquid, but you don't want them to burn. So, add ONLY if necessary. 
  • Cook for another 30 minutes until buttery tender and enjoy!


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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