This hearty, delicious soup blends the colorful creaminess of our Christmas Lima Beans with the rich, smoky flavors of bacon and paprika. The distinctive maroon swirl pattern of Christmas lima beans, an heirloom variety bean, gives this soup a beautiful presentation.

Prep time: 25 min

Cook time: 40 min

Total time: 65 min

Christmas Lima Bean Soup
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 10 servings


  1. Cook bacon in large pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Add onion, carrot and celery, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Sprinkle flour and paprika over mixture, and cook, stirring continuously, for 5 minutes.

  3. Add chicken broth and beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

  4. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve garnished with lemon wedges and sour cream.