Succulent Succotash!

I know succotash isn't gourmet fare ~ but, why does it get such a bad rap?

Where's the parsley?

Succotash is a traditional American dish of Colonial America, which became popular during the Great Depression because it was cheap to make, and the ingredients came out of the home garden.  It was a dish of survival, which varied greatly, depending upon the cook.

Mom always served succotash at the Thanksgiving table and I do also.  The heart of the dish is corn, with lima beans accompanying it, although other beans may be used also.   Then it can be stepped-up with other veggies, crumbled crisp bacon, cream, or whatever suits you.

You either love it or you hate it ~ which side are you on?

Succulent Succotash


3 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chopped pimento
1 green or red pepper, chopped
2 cups corn
1 (10-ounce) package frozen lima beans
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Salt and seasoned pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


Melt butter in large skillet.
Sauté onions, garlic until tender.
Add pimento, bell pepper, corn, and lima beans.
Cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
Season with salt and seasoned pepper.
Stir in parsley.
6 servings


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  1. What is not to like? Maybe the name turns some off who don't know what it is. I've had people, who like all the components of the dish, say they didn't like succotash! You don't have to convince me though!

    Have a great Thanksgiving!


  2. I always love succotash and usually serve it as a salad in the summer. What a nice idea to serve it with Thanksgiving.

  3. I LOVE Succotash! Most often, though, we have cream-style corn on the Thanksgiving table, made from our own corn from the garden in the summer. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  4. Pam, I really like succotash...and it's one of the vegetable combinations that my wife likes too. Have a great Thanksgiving! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  5. Un plato de 10 el que te ha quedado.

  6. Yum, yum, yum! Succotash is the best! Pam, we always had it on Thanksgiving Day, too. We had a veggie garden and they were in our freezer ready to use.

  7. I love it, but I never had it growing up. It's a new taste for me. Yours looks yummy Pam!

  8. I love dishes that helped people survive in difficult times. Except nutrition convey wisdom as well! I have no idea if I like this dish or not! I will sure let you know when I will make it! BTW looks delicious!


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