Home-Style Black-Eyed Pea Soup Recipe
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Home-Style Black-Eyed Pea Soup Recipe

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This colorful hearty soup makes a good starter or main course. With a salad on the side, it's a light dinner for two.—Yvonne Peterson, Mountain View, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup Italian stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1/2 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/4 each) equals 272 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 1314 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 18 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute celery and onion in butter until tender. Add the peas, water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Stir in the ham, Italian seasoning, pepper and salt. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Black-Eyed Pea Soup in Reminisce September/October 2005, p 49

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"Very good! DH asked that it be put in regular rotation and not just on New Year's Day. I added carrots and used 1/2 cup of dried black-eyed peas (softened per the instructions on the package, before adding them to this recipe.)"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"added carrots"

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"This was one of the easiest, quickest and best tasting black-eyed pea soup recipe I have ever eaten"

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