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Easy Lima Beans prepared in a Slow cooker.  

Since I am a huge crock-pot fan, I just had to try making Lima Beans Casserole in a slow cooker.


Cookbooks and Slow Cookers

A lot of women purchase shoes or clothes, not me.  I buy Crock-pots and cookbooks. 

On any day, I would choose a new cookbook over a new pair of shoes or a piece of clothing.  There is nothing like seeing the smiles on friends and family when they are enjoying something I have prepared to eat.  This is why I get so excited to try new recipes, and what makes it even better is trying them in my crock-pot.  If you have eaten at my house, I probably used my crock-pot to prepare at least one of the dishes on the menu. I have several crock-pots, and many days they are all full. These slow cooker Lima Beans are a deliciously creamy, cheesy side dish.  It turned out just as creamy and delicious as normal.

I would love to hear from you, especially if you have never had a Lima Bean Casserole.   I am just curious to find out if Lima Beans are just a Southern dish.  

Crock-pot Lima Bean Casserole
Crock-pot Lima Bean Casserole
French’s Onions to the top of the lima beans.  Cook on low 3 hours. 
Crock-Pot Lima Bean Casserole
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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Calories: 2263kcal


  • 1 can Cheddar Cheese Soup

    10 ounce can
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • One 10 ounce frozen Lima Beans

     completely thawed
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 2 cups French’s Fried Onions 

    1 cup goes in the recipe and one cup goes on top of the lima beans


  • Mix all these ingredients in a large bowl except for 1 cup French Fried Onions.

  • Spray a crock-pot (I used a 5-quart crock-pot) with a cooking spray.

  • Pour the ingredients into the crock-pot

  • Top with the remaining French Fried Onions.

  • This recipe only serves 6 to 8.  You may want to double it!

  • Cook on low for 2 – 1/2 hours.  The Lima beans will be bubbling around the edges when they are done. Turn the crock-pot to warm until you are ready to serve them.


Turn the lima beans on warm as soon as they start bubling around the edges.  They will dry out if left to cook on high. 


Calories: 2263kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 192g | Saturated Fat: 67g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 4219mg | Potassium: 1979mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2968IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 1098mg | Iron: 2mg

Cook on low for 2 – 1/2 hours.  The Lima beans will be bubbling around the edges when they are done. Turn the crock-pot to warm until you are ready to serve them.

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14 thoughts on “SLOW COOKER LIMA BEANS”

  1. The recipe doesn’t say anything about the Cajun spice. (Just FYI)
    I took it to work for our Christmas luncheon and had folks asking for the recipe. Thanks!

    • Lori,

      I am glad you enjoyed these Crock-Pot Lima Beans. They are one of my husbands favorite side dishes.

      I am sorry that I did not reply sooner. I live in Arkansas and we went to a wedding in Alabama. I am just getting home and catching up on everything.

      I am planning for next year 2014 and would love to hear what kind of recipes you would like for me to post about. Crock-Pot recipes? Healthier recipes? Kid Friendly recipes? Easy Recipes? Pressure Cooker recipes? Casseroles? Skillet Dishes? Sandwiches? Or do you have another idea? Please leave me a comment and let me know.

      Diane Roark

  2. This recipe totally caught my eye! I live in northeast Indiana and I have always loved limas. But, I have never heard of a lima bean casserole. I am trying this the first chance I get! At first glance of the picture, i thought it was bacon, which piqued my interest too, but then realized it’s the fried onions. Bacon might be an idea to add as well. Food for thought! Thanks for sharing & can’t wait to try it!

    • Deeda,
      Bacon would be great in this Lima Bean casserole too. These lima beans are really creamy and cheesy. My husband just loves them. Please let me know what you think. If you fix them in the crock-pot, do not over cook them. They will dry out. They will be bubbling around the edges after 3 hours on low. If they are not bubbling around the edges, just cook them until they start. I am a Southern Food & Travel blogger & a Christian. I blog about RECIPES, RESTAURANT REVIEWS, FAITH, FAMILY, TRAVEL EXPERIENCES & GIVEAWAYS. I hope you considered following my blog if you do not already. You can do so on the top right corner of my homepage.

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      Blessings and come again soon!
      Diane Roark

  3. I love Lima Beans, but never did have it in a casserole believe it or not. It looks delicious and seriously always looking for new crock pot meals, so yes I am pinning and hoping to try soon. Thanks as always, Diane!! 🙂

    • Janine,
      Thank you for stopping by. My husband loves these creamy cheesy Lima Beans. They only take about 3 hours on low in the crock-pot before they start bubbling around the edges. This recipes definitely frees up oven space.
      Blessings and have a great day!
      Diane Roark

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