Quick Succotash Recipe without Tomatoes - These Old Cookbooks (2024)

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This quick succotash is a delicious thick corn dish that is often made with lima beans. This version of corn and lima bean succotash is made with no tomatoes.

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Corn Succotash

Quick Succotash is a succotash recipe with frozen corn and lima beans (no tomatoes). I love to make this as a simple side dish to serve with steak, ham, or pork roast.

If you’ve never had succotash before, it’s a quick blend of vegetables usually corn and lima beans cooked on the stove with a quick cream sauce. Sometimes it includes tomatoes, onions, bacon or other ingredients. Imagine it as a light and fresh vegetable stew.

Succotash isn’t an overly common side dish in Indiana where I was born and raised, but this is a Minnesota Succotash. Its history is rooted from the Native Americans which had a strong presence up in that area.

Succotash Recipe without Tomatoes

I found this Quick Succotash recipe in my Recipes from an American Farm Cook Book. I love this book. It speaks to me on so many levels, and all the recipes have been great, this recipe included.

From start to finish, you can have this succotash with cream on the table in about 15 minutes.

Plus, it’s easy. Grab some frozen corn and frozen lima beans from the grocery store so that you are ready to go whenever you need a fast and easy side dish.

The taste of corn succotash is amazing, especially if it’s summer and you choose to use fresh vegetables instead of frozen.

Quick Succotash Ingredient List

  • Butter
  • Diced Onions (optional)
  • Frozen Corn Kernels, thawed and drained
  • Frozen Lima Beans, thawed and drained
  • Heavy Cream
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

How to Make Succotash with Frozen Corn and Lima Beans

Step By Step Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Stir diced onions (if using), and sauté for several minutes until softened but not browned.
  3. To the onions, add thawed and drained corn and lima beans. Sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add heavy whipping cream, bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 6 to 8 minutes or until cream is thick and reduced.
  5. Season generously with salt and black pepper.

Storage Instructions

Let leftovers cool. Transfer to an airtight container, and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

For the full recipe steps and ingredient amounts, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

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Recipe FAQs

  • There are many different variations of succotash recipes. This quick succotash recipe is without tomatoes and without bacon.
  • Use frozen corn and frozen lima beans for this succotash recipe. Be sure to thaw first and drain well.
  • Onions are optional. If you leave them out, heat butter in large skillet and go right to the step of sautéing corn and lima beans.
  • If you want to add tomatoes, and 1/2 cup chopped, peeled and seeded tomatoes to the corn and lima beans. Also add a pinch of sugar to the recipe to cut the acid of the tomatoes.
  • It seems like a lot of black pepper, but this simple succotash recipe needs it.
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Recipe Variations

  • Add diced red bell peppers (orange or yellow work too).
  • Minced garlic will add more flavor.
  • Use fresh corn from the cob. Cut it right off with a sharp knife.
  • If the farmers market has a plethora of yellow squash or zucchini, add it to the the sautéed vegetables.
  • Add fresh cherry tomatoes.
  • Ground cumin or paprika adds a nice smoky flavor, if desired.
  • Stir in crispy, cooked bacon, or add as a garnish on top.
  • Right before serving, garnish with fresh cilantro, parsley or fresh basil.

What goes with succotash for dinner?

Wondering what to serve with this quick succotash? Succotash is the perfect side dish for almost any entrée. Pork chops, salmon cakes, grilled steak, sloppy joes, you name it, succotash is the perfect accompaniment. Here are 10 easy recipes that go great served with succotash:

  1. Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham Steak
  2. Sour Cream Pork Chops
  3. Crock Pot Cubed Steak Mashed Potatoes
  4. Baked Pork Steak Dinner
  5. 3 Ingredient Steak Marinade
  6. Egg in a Basket
  7. Old Fashioned Salmon Patties
  8. Pan Seared Chicken Recipe
  9. Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe
  10. Amish Chipped Beef Gravy Recipe

Simple Vegetable Side Dish Recipes

Perfect Microwave Asparagus

Easy Roasted Cauliflower

Lemon Carrots

Soy Cucumber Salad

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Quick Succotash – A Succotash Recipe without Tomatoes

Quick Succotash is a succotash recipe with frozen corn and lima beans (no tomatoes). I love to make this as a simple side dish to serve with steak, ham, or pork roast.

Prep Time5 minutes mins

Cook Time12 minutes mins

Total Time17 minutes mins

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Keyword: quick succotash, succotash recipe without tomatoes, succotash with cream, succotash with frozen corn and lima beans

Servings: 12 servings

Calories: 138kcal

Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup onion, chopped (optional)
  • 12 ounces frozen lima beans, thawed and drained
  • 12 ounces frozen corn, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat butter in large skillet or saucepan. Sauté onions until soft but not browned.

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  • Add thawed and drained lima beans and corn to onions; sauté for 3 – 4 minutes.

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  • Add heavy cream; bring to a boil and then simmer for 6 – 8 minutes or until cream is thickened and reduced.

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  • Season with salt and black pepper.

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Notes

  • There are many different variations of succotash recipes. This succotash recipe is without tomatoes and without bacon.
  • Use frozen corn and frozen lima beans for this succotash recipe. Be sure to thaw first and drain well.
  • Onions are optional. If you leave them out, heat butter in large skillet and go right to the step of sautéing corn and lima beans.
  • If you want to add tomatoes, and 1/2 cup chopped, peeled and seeded tomatoes to the corn and lima beans. Also add a pinch of sugar to the recipe to cut the acid of the tomatoes.
  • It seems like a lot of black pepper, but this simple succotash recipe needs it.
  • Love lima beans? Try this Old Fashioned Lime Bean Casserole.
  • The nutritional information below is auto-calculated and can vary depending on the products used. It should not be used for specific dietary needs.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 318IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

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