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Blackeyed Peas & Collard Greens

Blackeyed Peas and Collards are a Southern tradition on New Year's Day to bring good luck and money in the new year and to top it off they are super yummy.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 +
Calories 697kcal
Author Aubrey


Blackeyed Peas

  • 16 oz. blackeyed peas not canned (soaked overnight or follow the directions on the bag for a quick soak)
  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • 1-2 cups pre-cooked ham
  • 1 ham bone optional
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste will vary depending on the ham or pork used

Collard Greens

  • 1 lb. smoky bacon chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 bag of prepared Collards or several bunches of the leaves and stalks cleaned with stems removed and chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 t garlic powder
  • 1 t onion powder


Blackeyed Peas

  • In a large pot heat olive oil over medium heat
  • add onions and cook 1-2 min until translucent
  • add garlic and allow to cook 30 sec, stirring so that it doesn't burn
  • add soaked blackeyed peas, ham and ham bone
  • cover with water and allow to simmer until peas are soft
  • add salt and pepper to taste
  • I cook them low and slow

Collard Greens

  • Heat large pot over med heat
  • add chopped bacon and cook until done
  • drain some of the bacon grease off (optional)
  • add chopped onion and cook 1-2 min
  • add prepared collards to the pot and cover with water
  • add salt and pepper to taste and garlic and onion powders
  • simmer until leaves have softened.


Cook time may vary and you may need to add water to both of these recipes as you cook. Just keep checking the texture and salt and pepper levels.


Calories: 697kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 1130mg | Potassium: 638mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3.7mg