Skillet Succotash

Skillet Succotash Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


Enjoy this delicious, old fashioned, Skillet Succotash. Made even better by cooking it in a cast iron skillet. Quick and easy.



2 cups Baby Lima Beans
4 slices Bacon
1 small Sweet Vidalia Onion, chopped
3 cups fresh Yellow Corn kernels
6 pods fresh Okra, sliced ½ inch
1 cup fresh Tomatoes, diced
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Sugar
3 Tablespoons Butter


Place Lima beans in medium sauce pot.
Add enough water to just cover beans.
Bring to a boil over Medium-High heat.
Reduce heat, simmer beans until tender, about 10 minutes.
Drain beans. Set aside.
Place large skillet over Medium heat on stove top.
When hot, add the slices of bacon.
Cook bacon until crisp. About 10 minutes, turning once.
Remove bacon and place on paper towels to drain and cool.
Do not remove drippings from skillet. Crumble bacon when cool.
Place onion in skillet.
Add sliced okra. Stir and cook until onions are tender. About 8 minutes.
Add Lima beans.
Add corn.
Add salt.
Add black pepper.
Add sugar.
Stir and cook until corn is tender. About 8 minutes.
Add butter. Stir constantly until butter is melted.
Add tomatoes. Continue to cook until tomatoes are hot.
Add crumbled bacon on top.
Remove from heat. Serve warm.


Frozen beans and corn may be used if you don’t have fresh.

Keywords: succotash, skillet, cast iron, Lima Beans, Corn, Tomatoes, Okra, old fashioned, Southern