Microwave Lima Bean Casserole (Diabetic)


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


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

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Preparation time: 45 minutes (includes cooking time)
Serving size: 1 cup
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 166
Carbohydrate: 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

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