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Slow Cooker Succotash Recipe

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It’s easy to make Southern succotash in a slow cooker! This classic summer vegetable dish features lima beans, corn, and tomatoes. It can be prepped in under ten minutes and ready to eat in as little as 4 hours!

Pair this easy side with grilled chicken, steak, crispy chicken drumsticks or any of our favorite recipes to serve with succotash to complete your meal.

succotash in white bowl with spoon

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Before I even start on this Slowcooker Succotash recipe I have to tell you-succotash is h-a-r-d to photograph! There are certain meals or dishes I make to share on the blog that are almost impossible to capture in an attractive manner and this was definitely one of those!

Despite the photo challenges I love this recipe SO much! I grew up eating succotash-it’s one of my favorite veggie side dishes. This version is made even better because it’s made in the slow cooker-allowing the vegetables and flavors to combine perfectly and making prep much easier!

succotash ingredients in slow cooker

What is Succotash?

According to the Buckhorn Inn in Tennessee:

…the word “succotash” is derived from the Narragansett Indian word msickquatash meaning boiled corn kernels…this simple and delicious dish featuring corn, beans and other vegetables is a nourishing dish of Native American origin.

Buckhorn Inn


  • diced tomatoes
  • corn
  • lima beans
  • green onion
  • chicken broth
  • salt & pepper
  • thyme

Can you use frozen vegetables?

You can most definitely use fresh or frozen vegetables for this Crock Pot Succotash. If you are using fresh I recommend plum or cherry tomatoes, about ten, peeled and diced. If fresh tomatoes aren’t available a can of diced tomatoes will work just fine.

overhead view of succotash in a white bowl

Step by step

  1. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker and stir to mix.
  2. Cook on high 7-9 hours or low 3 1/2-4 1/2 hours.

It’s really that easy when you use the slow cooker!

Variations and add ins

  • add cooked and crumbled bacon
  • cook with a ham hock added in for added flavor, remove before serving
  • add diced sweet Vidalia onion
  • add in okra, other shelled beans, or diced bell pepper

Have leftover corn? Try this cowboy caviar, cheesy jalapeño cornbread, or cheesy corn casserole!

If you’ve tried this recipe please comment and rate it below, I love hearing from you!

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Slow Cooker Succotash Recipe

  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


It’s easy to make succotash in a slow cooker! This classic Southern summer vegetable dish features lima beans, corn, and tomatoes. It can be prepped in under ten minutes and ready to eat in as little as 4 hours!



28 oz can diced tomatoes, drained (or 10 peeled and diced plum tomatoes)
16 oz fresh frozen lima beans
16 oz fresh or frozen corn
1/2 cup sliced green onion
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker and stir.
  2. Cook for 7-9 hours on low or 3.5-4.5 hours on high.


  • Make this Succotash a main dish by serving it over hot buttered cornbread!
  • While fresh is best, this recipe is perfect with frozen corn and beans as well.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Category: vegetable
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 116
  • Sugar: 5.2 g
  • Sodium: 393 mg
  • Fat: 1.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.3 g
  • Protein: 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.3 mg

Keywords: succotash, slow cooker succotash, crock pot succotashh

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  1. tasted great, thanks for the idea about using frozen, I usually only make this in the summer!

  2. Hi Melissa, I can’t wait to make this. I too love succotash. Many years ago when I was in college in CA I kept telling my roommates I was craving lima beans ( we had them often at home, but never at college). And I did crave them and made them every so often. But I think they thought I was a little crazy.
    Thank you for your sweet tea recipe! I’m going to make it for my mom and she will be so happy that it has real sugar instead of sweet and low! 🙂

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