20 Best Canned Black Eyed Peas Recipes
You know that can of black-eyed peas hanging out in the back of your pantry? It's time to finally break that baby out! Make the most of your canned peas with our best appetizers (this dip is almost too easy to make), sides (you can't go wrong with this veggie-packed salad), and dinners (we have all the Hoppin' John content you'll ever need) that call for canned black-eyed peas.
Deborah's Slow Cooker Spicy Black-Eyed Peas
Serve these black-eyed peas on the side or as the main dish. Fair warning: This recipe has a kick to it.
Easy Hoppin' John
Here's a tried-and-true Hoppin' John recipe to serve all year long. It comes together with just a few ingredients and it's kid-approved.
Quick Hoppin' John Soup
This inexpensive, quick, and easy soup is perfect to throw together on winter weeknights with pantry staples.
Black-Eyed Pea Soup
"This is the best black eyed pea recipe I have tried," raves user PSK. "The best part is that it is so easy and quick to make! I didn't have to spend hours boiling beans and ham hocks."
Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Soup
Black-Eyed Pea Dip
Throw this easy dip together the day before your next outdoor gathering. Why not the day of? It's important to let it sit in your fridge overnight to allow the flavors to meld.
Black-Eyed Pea and Jalapeno Salsa
This salsa is sure to be a hit with black-eyed pea fans. For a spicier kick, substitute fresh jalapenos for pickles.
Best Ever Cowboy Caviar
"A friend brought this to a weekend get away and we couldn't get enough of it," says user LinnieC. "So delicious! I will definitely be making this in the future. Might make it for a family birthday party this weekend."
Black-Eyed Pea Gumbo
This warm, comforting recipe is a beautiful cross between Hoppin' John and gumbo. Serve it on New Year's Day or, really, any day of the year.
Avocado and Black-Eyed Pea Salsa
Skip the jar of storebought salsa — this avocado and black-eyed pea alternative is delicious, nutritious, and oh-so easy to make.
Bela's Stuffed Red Bell Peppers
These bell peppers are filled to the brim with flavorful goodness. This basic recipe is really forgiving, so it's easy to customize to suit your palate.
Black-Eyed Peas and Gumbo
"This gumbo is extremely easy and tasty," according to user lilsoxo. "People always say gumbo is so difficult/time consuming to make because you need special things like file powder bacon drippings or 50 ingredients; not this recipe!"
Minced Beef with Black-Eyed Beans
Black-Eyed Pea, Pork, and Mustard Green Gumbo
This warming recipe with seasonal produce was practically made for chilly winter nights. It's amazing served over warm white rice, but you could definitely eat it on its own.
Marinated Black-Eyed Pea Salad
This marinated salad is about as refreshing as a recipe can get. Take it to a potluck or save it all for yourself.
Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
Looking for a healthier Hoppin' John alternative for New Year's Day? This spinach salad with meaty dressing certainly fits the bill.
Black-Eyed Pea Pie
Yes, you read that right! This black-eyed pea dish is not only shockingly tasty, it works well as a side or main dish.
Italian Hot Turkey Sausage and Black-Eyed Peas
Here's an easy, filling, and flavorful weeknight meal. Allrecipes users say it's just as delicious as leftovers, so you may as well go ahead and double the recipe.
Black-Eyed Pea Chowder
With just seven ingredients, this filling chowder is just as easy to make as it is to eat.
Vegetarian Hoppin' John
"This is really good," says Baking Nana. "I added red bell pepper with the onions. Upped the Cajun seasoning to 1 tsp. Perfect for vegetarian guests or would work nicely as a side dish or healthy lunch."