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Lima Bean Pasta Recipe
  • READY IN 18 mins

Lima Bean Pasta

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"This is a heavenly recipe for a chilly night. It is quite garlicky, so if you don't like garlic, you might want to find another option for dinner! The ingredients are very easily adjusted, so if you really like tarragon, add more. If you hate it, add less, etc. The ratios are very flexible, so don't be afraid to experiment. The parmesan adds a lot of flavour."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    18 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place rotini pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place lima beans in skillet. Season with garlic, tarragon, and salt. Cook and stir until heated through. Toss with cooked rotini and top with Parmesan cheese to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 12, 2009

I grew up hating lima beans. But I actually liked this dish. I didn't have tarragon, so I substituted a combination of fennel and anise. Also, I used lima beans cooked from dry. I liked what sauteing did to the flavor and texture of the limas.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 19, 2008

I made this twice, exactly as written, because I had some tarragon to use up. It's a decent recipe, but nothing spectacular. Cheese and garlic are always good, though, and I was surprised that just two cloves of garlic went a long way in this recipe. Mainly, the reason I give this 3 and not 4 stars is that, though I like most beans, lima beans are pretty boring to me, even here.


29 Ratings

Mar 15, 2008

I had a can of lima beans that was an "inheritance" from my old roommate. This looked like the most appetizing way to cook them, and after actually trying the recipe, I think I was right. I still didn't like it very much, but I'll give you credit for finding a way to make lima beans palatable.

Sep 18, 2005

This was one of the BEST pasta dishes that I have had in a long time. It is VERY easy to make and is done in the time it takes to boil pasta. If I could have given it 10 stars I would have. Even my 2 and 4 year old sons ate it and they do not like any veggies. Yummy!!!!

Jan 21, 2007

Admittedly, I didn't actually make the pasta; however, I found this recipe to dress up my lima beans. I added Lawrey's garlic salt and parmesan cheese (based on this recipe), and they were the best lima beans I've ever eaten. Will definitely try the complete recipe next time, but will also continue to make the beans this way!

Feb 26, 2009

Well I was going for different and found it. Very good too. I love lima beans and I love pasta so it was clearly a good match for my tastes. This was a fantastic meatless dish, Thanks so much. I truly enjoyed this one! I scaled this down for just myself and wished now there had been leftovers.

Jan 11, 2005

A very quick and easy recipe. Good if you like pasta, want a break from the typical pasta recipes (which I did) but don't want to try something really complicated. This took very little time to make, is probably very healthy, and tasted very good. The tarragon, garlic, and the beans complement each other perfectly, especially with Parmesan cheese.

Sep 21, 2009

Different and pretty good. Four stars with five-star potential with some tweaking. I followed the recipe except I used frozen lima beans (after cooking them about halfway). With a little more olive oil and a little more garlic, this will definitely be a keeper!


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  • Calories
  • 453 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.4 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 6.9 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 15.9 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 580 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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