Black-Eyed Pea Casserole Recipe
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Black-Eyed Pea Casserole Recipe

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This group-size dish is quick, simple and tasty. People always ask for "just a little more". I guess you could call it one of my Southern favorites.—Kathy Rogers, Natchez, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:20-24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 20-24 servings


  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) long grain and wild rice mix
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 small green peppers, chopped
  • 4 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) black-eyed peas with jalapenos, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 122 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook the rice mixes according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onions and green peppers over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the peas, soup, rice and beef mixture. Transfer to two greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dishes.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 casseroles (10-12 servings each).
Originally published as Black-Eyed Pea Casserole in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p166

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D. User ID: 8960098 256011
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2016

"Excellent, defiantly 5 stars!"

NanZim User ID: 3929200 249628
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2016

"My husband enjoys this dish. Since I only cook it for him I halved the recipe. Sometimes I freeze the leftovers for another day."

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 216617
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"easy to make and good to eat. I did have Worcestshire sauce added and on the side for those who wanted to add more of that flavor. I'll make this again!"

kmpatch User ID: 149103 216607
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"This is a very good dish - nice and hearty with the beans and rice. I made a mistake and got the plain black-eyed peas instead of the cans with the jalapenos. But I used all sausage, added the Worcestershire sauce that others suggested, plus a few drops of hot sauce, so it still had some kick. Everyone went back for seconds. Don't skimp on the cheese."

DJjamalot User ID: 7059133 56630
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"Its a Hit!!! I took the advice of a couple other reviews, I added the Worshire sauce and instead of 2 lbs of beef, I added 1 lb beef and 1 lb spicy sausage. To my personal serving I added a dash of Louisiana Hot Sauce. Awesome Recipe. Even those who claim to not like blackeyed peas loved it."

MWFJR352FAMILY User ID: 6885480 134649
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"The recipe is seriously very good but needed some flavor. It needed that SOMETHING extra. The awesome fix? My family LOVES it with Lea & Perrin's Worcestshire Sauce. Off Brand's don't cut it. Get the good stuff. Drain your meat and then add it in. Don't just add a few drops. It REALLY makes this recipe come together. I even sprinkle more sauce on my plate cause it's that good with this recipe. So yummy. My husbands favorite! I also sprinkle cheese all over the top not just the edges. You'll be lucky if there's any left in the casserole dish for next day leftovers. =)"

yeyordna User ID: 649633 35161
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"Made this for a BBQ last week, changed to 1/2 size and put in Vegetarian crumbles instead of the beef, no-one knew the difference and it just disappeared. Great recipe.."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 56629
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"This is my new year's black eyed pea recipe. I've made it the last two years and love that it makes a lot."

YOYA122561 User ID: 714094 86142
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"I first made this dish for a potluck. It was a great success. Many people asked for the recipe. The second time I made it, I did so for my family, I made half of it exactly as stated in the recipe the other half I made without the beef and reserved it as a side dish for a meal later that week. My family loved it as a main casserole and as a side dish !"

GranMc User ID: 6296779 204946
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2011

"Instead of 2#s of grd beef, I used 1# grd beef and 1# bulk sausage. I took this to a church potluck and it had great reviews. Thanks!"

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