New Year's Good Luck Food Recipes

Good fortune is pretty much guaranteed in the New Year with good-luck recipes for hoppin' john, collard greens, black-eyed peas, tamales, lentils, and more.

Staff Picks

New Year's Day Black-Eyed Peas

Rating: 4.5 stars 231
Remember, black-eyed peas on New Year's Day brings good luck for the entire year!

Cotechino and Braised Beans

Rating: 5 stars 2
Cotechino is a large, Italian pork sausage traditionally served to celebrate the New Year. Its thick casing is pierced all over with a knife, then gently braised in a pot of lentils until done. After the sausage is cooked, it's sliced into round coins, which are then fried crisp in a pan, and used to garnish the lentils or beans.

Kickin' Collard Greens

Rating: 4.5 stars 1714
These collard greens are kickin' thanks to bacon and red pepper flakes.
By Allrecipes Member

Instant Pot® Black-Eyed Peas and Ham

Southern traditional New Year's black-eyed pea stew cooked in the Instant Pot®.

Lentil and Green Collard Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 182
This is a purely Lebanese recipe, which can be eaten cold in summer or hot in winter. Make sure you find the right Lentil type! It's healthy and yummy!

Lucky New Year's Black-Eyed Pea Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
This recipe is a wonderful combination of all things bringing good luck for the New Year. Black-eyed peas bring luck and the cabbage brings money. Don't worry! Napa cabbage has such a subtle flavor that you won't even know it's there. Eat this on New Years Day to bring luck all year long!

Lucky Pea Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
This delicious black-eyed pea soup is a favorite of ours especially when the weather is chilly. It's a great way to start the year with a kicked-up, spicy serving of black-eyed peas! Top with shredded cheese, parsley, green onions, and crumbled bacon to add even more flavor.

New Year's Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
Black-eyed peas for luck, and collard greens for money - this New Year's soup is healthy, tasty, and bound to bring a great year!

Billy's Favorite Smoky Collard Greens

Rating: 4 stars 71
Here's a great way to get a smoky flavor in your greens without using ham hocks. This recipe will work with any type of greens, but you may need to adjust the cooking time.
By shaggy

Texas Caviar I

Rating: 5 stars 347
Here's a spicy Texas favorite. Black-eyed peas and black beans are marinated in a fiery, flavorful mixture. This is great with tortilla chips or bread -- and plenty of cold iced tea!

Black-Eyed Pea Gumbo

Rating: 4.5 stars 538
A winter time favorite at our house. We always have it for New Year's Day while we watch football! Serve with a tossed salad and corn bread.

Black-Eyed Peas and Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Black-eyed peas with rice.
By Negman

Inspiration and Ideas

My Hoppin' John
Rating: Unrated 58
"Excellent! I made this for New Year's Day with a very meaty ham bone left over from our Christmas ham. It was outstanding!" – Mel
7 Lucky Foods For New Year's Day
These dishes are said to attract abundance and prosperity in the coming year.
Cowboy Caviar
Rating: 4.5 stars 259

Black beans absorb other flavors superbly, so try to leave this for at least 20 minutes before serving to allow the different flavors to blend together.