Cajun Black-Eyed Peas

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 40 min.


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Try this recipe out for loads of luck on New Years Day. Add a splash of hot pepper sauce for a little bit more kick. —Margaret Allen, Abingdon, Virginia
Cajun Black-Eyed Peas Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried black-eyed peas
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper


  1. Sort peas and rinse with cold water. Place in a Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1-4 hours or until softened. Drain and rinse peas, discarding liquid.
  2. Return peas to the pan; add 5 cups water, onion, bouillon and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes or until peas are tender.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 151 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 459mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 8g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.