Warm your cold winter days with this creamy lima bean soup. The buttery flavor of lima beans and crisp bacon topping will warm your soul. Slideshow:  Warming Soup Recipes 

Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Todd Porter and Diane Cu
January 2014


Credit: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Recipe Summary

30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat large pot on medium heat. Add bacon and cook until the fat begins to render and bacon becomes crisp. Remove bacon and set aside.

  • In the same pot, add the onion. Cook the onion until soft, then add the lima beans. Add the chicken stock, salt and bring the soup to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the soup for about 20 minutes.

  • Remove the soup from heat and allow to cool completely. Once cooled, pour the soup into a blender and puree the soup until smooth. Add additional water if you want the soup to be thinner.

  • Pour the soup back into the pot and heat the soup on medium heat. Add additional salt to taste. Serve warm and top with bacon.