Black-Eyed Pea and Ham Casserole


A Kansas family tradition to ring in the new year. Southern families believe that black-eyed peas will bring good luck in the new year. My family cooks this simple and tasty recipe and serves with freshly baked cornbread.

Black-Eyed Pea and Ham Casserole
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 cup chopped cooked ham

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion

  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, undrained

  • 1 ½ cups cooked rice

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ham, onion, and hot sauce. Cook until onions are tender, about 3 minutes.

  2. Add undrained peas, rice, and salt. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until heated throughout, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
10g Fat
33g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 913mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 366mg 8%

* 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.

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