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Home-Style Black-Eyed Pea Soup

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


  • 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


  • 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, until heated through, about 20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 272 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 1314mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 7g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • MarineMom_texas
    Jan 18, 2019

    I prepared this soup recently and we loved it. I followed the recipe with no changes. It was delicious and we will be having this again. It cooks in one pan and we were eating in about half an hour. Volunteer Field Editor

  • angelae30
    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.)

  • maryannet
    Dec 28, 2013

    added carrots

  • ds94ta
    Jan 10, 2010

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