New Year's Good Luck Food Recipes

Looking for good fortune in the New Year? Allrecipes has more than 150 recipes for foods thought to bring good luck, like hoppin’ john, collard greens, and lentils.

Staff Picks

New Year's Day Black-Eyed Peas

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

Cotechino and Braised Beans

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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.

Instant Pot® Black-Eyed Peas and Ham

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

Lucky New Year's Black-Eyed Pea Stew

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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!

Lentil and Green Collard Soup

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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!

Southern as You Can Get Collard Greens

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This is as Southern as you can get.

Lucky Pea Soup

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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

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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

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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.

Texas Caviar I

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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

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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

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Black-eyed peas with rice.

Inspiration and Ideas

My Hoppin' John

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"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.

Spicy Bean Salsa

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Serve with tortilla chips. Very addicting!