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A skillet of succotash topped with bacon and herbs.


This succotash recipe is a combination of bacon, corn, tomatoes and lima beans, all cooked together to make a colorful and delicious side dish. Succotash pairs perfectly with grilled meats and seafood, and can even be served as a lighter main course option.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword succotash
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 217kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 6 slices bacon chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 16 ounce bag frozen lima beans cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups corn kernels
  • 1 cup green beans cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh herbs such as parsley, chives, dill or basil


  • Place the bacon in a pan over medium high heat. Cook the bacon for 5-6 minutes or until browned and crispy.
  • Remove the bacon from the pan. Leave 1 tablespoon of bacon grease in the pan and discard the rest.
  • Add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the lima beans, corn, green beans and butter to the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until green beans are tender.
  • Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the cherry tomatoes. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sprinkle the reserved bacon and herbs over the succotash, then serve.



Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 479mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 616IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg