Mrs. Brenda's Lima Bean Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 13
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 150.8
  • Total Fat: 1.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.3 mg
  • Sodium: 971.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.9 g
  • Protein: 15.4 g

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A delicious, creamy soup that's satisfying and healthy. This recipe is from my sister's mother-in-law. A delicious, creamy soup that's satisfying and healthy. This recipe is from my sister's mother-in-law.
Number of Servings: 13


    1 lb. bag dried baby limas (white or green)
    2 onions (chopped)
    3 carrots (grated)
    3 celery stalks (finely chopped)
    1 lb. cooked ham, diced (I use a 97% fat free ham steak)
    2 qt. chicken broth (8 cups) - I use Swanson's Natural Goodness Chicken Broth
    Salt & Pepper to taste


Wash beans well; add water to cover beans well. Cook slowly with ham until beans are tender (about 1 hour). Add hot water as needed. Add vegetables, broth, and seasoning. Mix well and simmer until ready to serve. Freezes well.

**This is super when you add a handful or two or fresh spinach just before serving. Grated parmesan cheese is also a nice finish. Yummy served with a warm piece of a chewy bread loaf or roll. These additions are not included in the nutritional information.

Makes approximately 13 - 1 Cup servings.

Number of Servings: 13

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user 2SWEETGIRLS.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    I love this lima beans soup recipe! - 4/6/20

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    Very Good
    I added 1/2 tsp. thyme and 2 bay leaves. Delicious! - 8/21/11

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    I just don't care for celery, so I omitted it here. I sauteed the onions in a little broth first. I also used regular limas, but I soak my dried beans overnight in water first. Very delicious. - 2/6/10

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    The soup was so tasty and so easy. Just have to watch the water level in the beans as they cook. I set my timer for every 10 minutes to check and add water as needed. I also added a can of tomatoes. Really good for a cold night's meal. - 1/15/09

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    I am making this soup right now. Can't wait for it to be done. Will post back later once done. - 1/11/09