Merry Christmas, friends! I hope your day is filled with love, laughter and delicious food with your loved ones. Today I’m sharing an easy (and delicious!) recipe perfect for New Year’s Day: Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Collard Greens and Sausage.
This soup is full of all the good stuff that’s perfect for New Year’s Day: black-eyed peas, collards, smoked sausage, vegetables and seasonings. It would be perfect with cornbread, French bread or even a grilled cheese sandwich… and it’s even better reheated the next day!
Growing up in the south, it’s totally unacceptable NOT to have collards and black-eyed peas on New Year’s. My mama even puts a silver dollar in her pot of collards while they cook, because apparently it brings good luck and fortune to do so. I guess I could have put one in this pot of soup??? 🙂
I have to be honest and admit I was a little skeptical about putting collards in a tomato-based soup. After eating it, I don’t understand WHY because it was insanely delicious.
I had a few of my deep-rooted southern friends come over the night I made it that loved it too. They had never tasted anything like it and asked for to-go bowls to take home with them, so I know you won’t go wrong by making this recipe on New Year’s Day.
May the new year bring you much happiness, love and prosperity. Merry Christmas!
More Black-Eyed Pea Recipes You’ll Love
- Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas and Ham
- Black-Eyed Pea and Sausage Stew
- Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Sausage and Spinach
- Black-Eyed Pea Salsa
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