This Southern succotash is packed with flavor and fresh ingredients, including okra, tomatoes, corn and bacon—so much goodness in one bite! If you can't find fresh okra, feel free to use thawed frozen okra. Read the author's story behind the recipe: Nothing Says Summer to Me More Than My Mom's Southern Succotash., August 2021


Credit: Andrea Mathis

Recipe Summary

25 mins
35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon.

  • Add onion to the pan and cook, stirring, until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add lima beans, corn and tomatoes; cook, stirring, until the lima beans are tender, about 5 minutes. Add okra and water and cook, stirring, until the okra is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 7 minutes more. Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in the bacon before serving.

Nutrition Facts

generous 3/4 cup
145 calories; fat 3g; cholesterol 6mg; sodium 410mg; carbohydrates 23g; dietary fiber 5g; protein 8g; sugars 5g; niacin equivalents 2mg; saturated fat 1g; vitamin a iu 763IU; potassium 584mg.