Black-Eyed Peas with Ham

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + soaking Cook: 8 hours


10 servings

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
Here's a regional favorite I grew to love after moving to the South. You'll never want black-eyed peas from a can again! Serve the dish as a side with grilled chicken...or make it your main course and round out the meal with greens and corn bread. —Tammie Merrill, Wake Forest, NC
Black-Eyed Peas with Ham Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried black-eyed peas
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • Thinly sliced green onions, optional


  1. Rinse and sort black-eyed peas; soak according to package directions. Drain and rinse peas, discarding liquid. Transfer peas to a 4-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the next 6 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 8-10 hours or until peas are tender. Serve with a slotted spoon. Sprinkle with green onions if desired.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 76 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 476mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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