Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Succotash, a southern United States favorite, is a cooked dish of lima beans, corn kernels and sometimes chopped red and green sweet peppers. The name is taken from the Naragansett Indian word msickquatash, boiled whole kernels of corn.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until foam subsides, then cook scallions, stirring, until softened- about 2 minutes.
  2. Add beans and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.
  3. Add corn, salt, and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes.
  4. Add cream and cook, stirring, until cream is simmering and vegetables are tender, about 3 minutes.
Most Helpful

This is only the second time I've made succotash (or lima beans for that matter), but this recipe ROCKS! I like it so much that I am going to go get more scallions so that I can make it again tomorrow. I did brown some bacon, drain the fat, then followed the recipe using the pan I cooked the bacon in, and topped the finished succotash with a small crumble of bacon. Thanks for a new favorite recipe, with a new favorite ingredient!

tinatrotochaud September 22, 2010

I've heard of succotash but have never eaten it until recently. My DH and I are lovin it! The only thing I did differently was I added some bacon and OH was awesome!!! Thank you so much for introducing us to a new way to cook lima beans!

Jeanette G August 16, 2005

Bec, all these years I thought I was eating succotash, but the lacking ingredient was the heavy cream! This is SO good!!! Thanks for opening my eyes to the REAL recipe! I had no clue...But I made it this way for my kids today at lunchtime, and they loved it! SO DID I!!! Excellent recipe. Thanks again! :)

Stacky5 July 16, 2005