Best Soup This Side Of The Mississippi


This is a black-eyed pea soup. My mother's recipe -- best soup this side of the Mississippi.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs
12 servings


  • 1 pound dry black-eyed peas

  • 1 (5 ounce) can ham

  • 1 carrot, chopped

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot with enough water to cover, soak the black-eyed peas 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.

  2. Stir ham, carrot, onion, salt, and pepper into the pot. Cover all ingredients with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 1/2 hours, or until black-eyed peas are tender. Stir occasionally and add water as necessary to keep ingredients covered.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

160 Calories
3g Fat
24g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 160
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 479mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love