5 from 5 votes
Butter Beans Recipe
Butter Beans
Prep Time
14 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
44 mins

A quick and easy Butter Beans Recipe using frozen Butter Beans! Chopped ham, onion, and garlic help you get big flavor in a short amount of time.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butter Beans, Lima Beans
Servings: 6
Calories: 101 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 4 slices Black Forest Ham, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 1 (10 ounce) package lima beans (fresh or frozen)
  • 3/4 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Add butter to a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. As soon as the butter has melted, add the onion and sauté 10 minutes, stirring often.

  2. Add the ham to the saucepan, stir and cook for 2 minutes. Then, add the garlic and cook 1 minute more, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add the chicken broth, lima beans (i.e. butter beans), salt, and pepper to saucepan and bring to a simmer.

  4. Cover and reduce the heat, if needed, to maintain a slow simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes.

  5. Strain or serve with a slotted spoon and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Butter Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 537mg23%
Potassium 148mg4%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.