21 Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Recipes for the New Year

From soupy to spicy, and slow-cooker Hoppin' John to bean salad, these good-luck recipes made with black-eyed peas will help you ring in the new year with a zing of flavor!

Crock Pot Black-Eyed Peas

"Delicious. I eat a lot of black-eyed peas and sausage over rice just using canned peas and some salsa for spice. These have ruined the canned version for me, especially since it is so easy. I do add some smoked sausage during the last couple of hours and serve it over rice.”


Cowboy Caviar

“I made this as an appetizer for our daughter-in-law's birthday dinner. Everyone raved! I served it with three different flavors of pita chips and Tostitos scoops. The scoops were by far the best choice. What a great alternative to traditional dips and spreads!”


Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Soup

"One of my absolute favorites. Hearty, filling and on a cold Alaska day, nothing reminds me more of the south. I include a lot of veggies!”

-Lee G.

Hoppin' John

“I have heard all my life that one should eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day for good luck throughout the new year. It wasn't until I was in my early twenties that my father changed the dish from black-eyed peas to Hoppin' John as our traditional New Year's Day good luck meal. It's simple, and I love it any time of the year!”

-ATM 67

Spicy Black-Eyed Peas & Rice

“This recipe was so easy, and really good! I have a hard time getting my family to eat their veggies, this is a great way to disguise them!”


Black-Eyed Peas & Ham

"This is a Weight Watchers recipe. It is 3 points a cup and it is delicious!"

-Nyahs mommy

Southwestern Black-Eyed Peas

“Very interesting way to serve black-eyed peas! I really liked the combo of the peas and okra. It also makes great leftovers!”


Vegan Cilantro Lime Black-Eyed Peas

"I was looking for a meat-free, cilantro black-eyed pea recipe, and this one really hit the spot! I served the beans with a hearty homemade bread, which made for a great combination."


Spicy Ham Hocks & Black-Eyed Peas

“These are awesome! I made this in my crockpot, and used 1 1/2 jalapeños, leaving the seeds in. It definitely gave it a bite! I also used some of the juice from the honey ham I cooked. It was the perfect compliment to the spiciness.”


Liberian Black-Eyed Pea Soup

“We prepared this dish as a stew! A lot of different vegetables give this dish a delicious taste.”


Black-Eyed Pea Soup With Ham & Greens

“With the whole family sick, we’re serving this for New Years Day. It has all the elements I try to incorporate, and a perfect combination of flavors!”


Seasoned Black-Eyed Peas

“A very nice and quick recipe. I made this for my husband who enjoys the curry flavor, and loves black beans. A very different style than how I usually make them!”


Spam-Tastic Black-Eyed Peas & Rice

“What a great recipe! I would never have thought to put spam with black-eyed peas, but it totally works!”

-Photo Momma

Best-Ever Black-Eyed Peas

"A true Southern classic way of making black-eyed peas. This is real comfort food. These were really good served with cornbread and green onions.”

-Miss Annie

Lucky Black-Eyed Peas

“These peas always disappear and are the most requested dish I make. I serve it with cornbread. It’s now one week until the Super Bowl and the family is requesting it for about the tenth time in two years. Give it a try, theres no need to change anything!”

-Random guy

Southern Style Black-Eyed Pea Soup

"We really enjoyed this tasty, quick and easy to make soup. It made for a great lunch on a very cold winter day. It had a nice flavor, great texture, was well seasoned and the combination of vegetables, herbs and spices was spot on. It was a very comforting and satisfying dish."

-Baby Kato

Black-Eyed Pea Burger

“The perfect dinner for when you are craving comfort food, because you can eat all you want! This dish is low in calories, fat and cholesterol.”


Tasty Black-Eyed Peas

“Yummy! I normally just cook my peas with some bacon or salt pork, but this was delicious! No need to add salt...plenty with the soy sauce, bacon, and ketchup. This is close enough to ‘traditional’ to satisfy old-timers, but adds a twist to please everyone.”


Southern Black-Eyed Peas

“I had never used a ham hock before, and didn’t quite know what to expect. All I kew was that we were going to love this dish, and we did! It made a lovely meal, served with homemade cornmeal muffins.”

-Baby Kato

Black-Eyed Peas With Mustard Greens & Rice

“We really loved this! I was surprised by the complexity and meatiness of the flavor. I never would’ve thought that smoked paprika, butter and sesame oil would have produced something so delicious!”

-Aunt Cookie

Bombay Black-Eyed Peas

“We loved this recipe! My children liked them, and kept asking for more! The spices were perfect.”