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    The 30 BEST Black Eyed Pea Recipes

    Black Eyed Peas are so healthy, budget friendly and versatile. And they’re said to bring good luck for New Years!

    This collection of easy Black Eyed Pea Recipes includes easy sides, tasty appetizers, healthy salads, hearty stews and so much more. Who knew those humble legumes could be used in so many ways?

    Plus, they’re super nutritious, packed with antioxidants, fiber, protein, and healthy carbohydrates. It’s so easy to feed your family a healthy meal that’s easy on the wallet.

    Cook your way through all of these tasty black eyed pea recipes, they’re great for New Years or any time of the year!

    The 30 BEST Black Eyed Pea Recipes.

    Black Eyed Pea Recipes:

    1. Southern Braised Chicken with Black Eyed Peas

    Southern Braised Chicken is the newest addition to your comfort food repertoire. It’s hearty and full of cozy flavors. With just a few humble ingredients and a few minutes of hands on time, you’ll have a dish the whole family is going to love.

    This recipe is easy, delicious, nutritious and budget friendly. Win, win, win, win!

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    2. The BEST Black-Eyed Peas Recipe

    These Southern-style Black-Eyed Peas with ham, bacon and collard greens are a hearty and delicious meal that will have you going back for seconds.

    Traditionally eaten on New Year’s Day to bring luck, they’re so good that you’ll want them all year long.

    Get the Recipe: Black Eyed Peas

    3. Cowboy Caviar

    This Cowboy Caviar can act as an salad or dip. It’s as simple as chopping all the veggies and mixing with beans all drizzled in a tasty, zingy chili lime dressing.

    Made with simple, healthy ingredients like cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, avocado, sweet corn, and beans, it makes up a giant bowl, making it perfect for all the potlucks and BBQ parties. Serve it with plenty of nachos or corn chips and you are all done.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    4. Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas

    The Best way to cook dried black eyes peas is on your slow cooker. Just a few minutes of prep time, and a few hours later your magical kitchen gadget has your dinner cooked!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    5. Coconut Jerk Peas

    Give you black eyed peas a tropical makeover with this Jamaican inspired dish. Black eyed peas are simmered in coconut milk with jerk seasoning. The flavors compliment each other perfectly.

    Get the Recipe @ budgetbytes

    6. Mediterranean Black Eyed Pea Salad

    This Mediterranean Black Eyed Pea Salad is a simple, easy, delicious, healthy, and made in minutes.

    It’s made with black eyed peas, pomegranate arils, chopped fresh veggies, mint leaves, feta cheese and Mediterranean dressing. This salad will serve as a perfect lunch or side dish for any protein.

    Get the Recipe @ themediterraneandish

    7. Hoppin’ John Casserole

    Hoppin’ John casserole is a funny name, but it’s a delicious casserole that uses cornbread, black eyed peas, fire roasted tomatoes, chili, onions, bell peppers, ham, bacon, and various seasonings. What are you waiting for, go make it!

    Get the Recipe @ melissassouthernstylekitchen

    8. Black Eyed Pea and Sausage Stew

    This Black Eyed Pea and Sausage Stew is super easy, tasty and budget friendly. Ready in 20 minutes, it goes great with a side salad or cornbread.

    Get the Recipe @ theblondcook

    9. Black Eyed Pea Hummus

    Give your favorite party dip a Southern makeover with this Black Eyed Pea Hummus. It only takes about 10 minutes, and it tastes great!

    Get the Recipe @ gritsandpinecones

    10. Cajun Black Eyed Pea Pasta

    Cajun Black Eyed Pea Pasta is super easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious. Perfect comfort food for the New Year.

    Black eyed peas, tomatoes and Cajun flavor make a great combination, which will be loved by kids and adults alike.

    Get the Recipe @ veggieinspired

    11. Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup

    If you love the speed and efficiency of your instant pot, this soup is for you!

    Loaded with black eyed peas, smoked sausage, tomatoes, veggies and seasonings, it’s a great family friendly, and budget friendly, meal.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    12. Lobia Masala (Indian Black Eyed Pea Curry)

    This Lobia Masala, or Indian Black Eyed Pea Curry, is the perfect way to add some serious flavor to your black eyed peas.

    This curry has a variety of pungent spices, and makes a great meatless meal over a bed of rice.

    Get the Recipe @ whiskaffair

    13. Tex Mex Black Eyed Pea Casserole

    Tex Mex Black Eyed Pea Casserole packed with veggies, cheese, bacon and a ton of other goodies. It’s a great New Year’s dish for a crowd.

    Get the Recipe @ recipegirl

    14. Sausage and Black-Eyed Pea Hash

    This Sausage and Black-Eyed Pea Hash with butternut squash dish can become your super delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner! It’s especially good topped with a sunny side up egg.

    Get the Recipe @ sidewalkshoes

    15. Hoppin John

    One of the most famous Black Eyed Pea recipes is this traditional Southern style Hoppin’ John.

    Black eyed peas simmered with ham and veggies. It’s popular on New Years, but also goes so great alongside turnip greens and cornbread.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    16. Black Eyed Pea Fritters

    Everything is better fried, right? These black eyed pea fritters, which are inspired by the African dish akara, are crispy and delicious, making perfect appetizers.

    Get the Recipe @ healthiersteps

    17. Black Eyed Pea Chili

    Give your chili a Southern twist with this awesome Black Eyed Pea Chili. It has all your familiar flavors along with the uniqueness of black eyed peas. You’re going to love this one!

    Get the Recipe @ thealmondeater

    18. Creole Smoky Black Eyed Peas

    If you love Creole cooking like we do, you definitely want to try this recipe. They’re smoky and flavorful, and oh so delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ avegangourmet

    19. Mexican Black Eyed Pea Dip

    This creamy and cheesy hot Mexican Black Eyed Pea Dip is going to be the star of your New Years appetizer spread. Make a big batch, and bring plenty of chips!

    Get the Recipe @ suebeehomemaker

    20. Red Red (Ghanaian Black Eyed Pea Stew)

    Ghanaian Red Red is a simple, comforting dish from Ghana. You black eyed peas are paired with smoked pork, tomatoes and a variety of spices, creating a magical combination of flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ honestfood

    21. Black Eyed Pea and Sweet Potato Tacos

    These Black Eyed Pea and Sweet Potato Tacos are a delicious and unique combo. The tacos are loaded with sweet, spicy and earthy ingredients.

    The addition of pomegranate seeds really adds to this tasty taco. Perfect party pleaser appetizer.

    Get the Recipe @ shelikesfood

    22. Southern Black Eyed Pea Salad

    This Southern Black Eyed Pea Salad should definitely be added to your potluck menu. It has corn and a variety of veggies, and comes with a tasty homemade dressing.

    Get the Recipe @ daringgourmet

    23. Jamaican Black Eyed Pea Curry

    Jamaican curry is one of our favorite black eyed pea recipes. With a coconut milk base and plenty of spices and aromatics, it sure doesn’t lack flavor

    Get the Recipe @ thecuriouschickpea

    24. Black Eyed Pea Soup with Sausage and Kale

    This Black Eyed Pea Soup with Sausage and Kale is a nutritious complete meal that is a perfect winter warmer. Serve it with cornbread and you’ll have a happy family.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    25. Beef & Black Eyed Pea Burrito Casserole

    Here’s a hearty Mexican inspired dish your whole family will love.

    The flavorful ingredients, sauces and seasonings are just meant to go together perfectly. It’s pure Mexican comfort food.

    Get the Recipe @ plainchicken

    26. Chettinad Black Eyed Pea Curry

    Chettinad Black Eyed Pea Curry is a spicy and tangy South Indian style curry. It’s a healthy meatless dinner that goes great with roti and rice.

    Get the Recipe @ cookilicious

    27. Black Eyed Pea Nourish Bowls

    Featuring sweet potato, black eyes peas and a fresh zesty mango habanero sauce, these Black Eyed Pea Nourish Bowls are as flavorful as they are nutritious. Great recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ minimalistbaker

    28. Sheet Pan Okra with Tomatoes & Black-Eyed Peas

    Sheet pan meals are always an easy way to put dinner on the table. This Sheet Pan Okra with Tomatoes & Black-Eyed Peas is one such meal, combining Southern favorites into one healthy and delicious dish.

    Get the Recipe @ thekitchn

    29. Refried Black Eyed Peas Dip

    Here’s another winning dip for your New Years celebration… Refried Black Eyed Peas Dip get enhanced by cheddar cheese and the smokiness of chipotle powder. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ saladinajar

    30. Sloppy Black Eyed Peas

    Here’s a fun and healthy twist on your childhood favorite Sloppy Joes.

    This recipe is made with black eyed peas, veggies and Cajun seasoning. What a fun way to wrap up our list of black eyed pea recipes!

    Get the Recipe @ healthyslowcooking

    What a great variety of black eyed pea recipes. Whether you’re looking for good luck in the new year, or just want a tasty and healthy meal, black eyed peas are a great option.

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    The 30 BEST Ways to Cook Black Eyed Peas

    This collection of easy Ways to Cook Black Eyes Peas has many ways to cook those legumes said to bring good luck in the new year. We love this braised chicken and black eyed pea dish:


    • 5 slices of bacon
    • 5 chicken thighs
    • 1 cup chicken stock or broth
    • 3 carrots, chopped
    • 8oz mushrooms, sliced
    • 2 tsp thyme
    • 1/2 head small cabbage, chopped
    • 2 15oz cans black eyed peas, drained


      1. In a braiser or dutch oven over medium high heat, fry bacon until crisp. Remove it to a plate.
      2. Add chicken to the pot and brown 6-8 minutes skin side down. Flip and cook an additional 3-4 minutes. Remove to a plate.
      3. Deglaze the pan with chicken broth, stir in the carrots, mushrooms, thyme and broken up bacon. Nestle the chicken, skin side up) into the mixture.
      4. Cover and cook an hour to an hour and a quarter, adding in the cabbage and black eyed peas with about half an hour remaining.


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