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Microwave lima bean casserole

Preparation time: 45 minutes (includes cooking time).
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen lima beans
  • 4 slices uncooked turkey bacon (optional)
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

Directions

Place lima beans in a microwave-safe dish with a small amount of water; microwave on high for 6 to 9 minutes, then let stand, covered, for 2 minutes. Drain. Spread 3 or 4 paper towels on a plate, arrange bacon on the towels, and microwave on High for 3 minutes. Test for crispness, and continue microwaving, if necessary, checking for doneness every 30 seconds. Spray a 6-cup casserole with cooking spray. Mix bread crumbs with margarine in a large bowl. Add lima beans, tomatoes, pepper, salt, and onions. Pour mixture into casserole. Microwave on High for 10 to 12 minutes, until dish is bubbly. Crumble bacon on top.

Yield: 6 servings. Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 166, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 360 mg, Fiber: 5 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1 1/2.


This recipe was developed by Angie Sharp, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.