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Black-Eyed Pea and Bacon Soup


"A hearty and delicious soup made with black-eyed peas and diced bacon. Serve with fresh baked rolls or biscuits."
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1 h 35 m servings 286 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 286 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.8g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 10.7 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 962 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Brown the bacon in a large pot over medium heat. Drain grease, and place onion in the pot. Cook and stir until tender. Pour in the water. Mix in the bouillon cubes until dissolved. Stir in black-eyed peas, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes.
  2. Place the potatoes in the pot, and continue cooking 15 minutes, or until beans and potatoes are tender. Serve warm.

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  1. 35 Ratings

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I've made this soup MANY times over the past couple of years! It's definately my "go-to" soup recipe! Sometimes I add ham in place of bacon. You can also leave out the potatoes & it's just as go...

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My southern husband and I thought the recipe was too bland. We served it with cornbread as others suggested- maybe I will try it again and add more seasonings and a bolder flavored bacon, like ...

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I've made this soup MANY times over the past couple of years! It's definately my "go-to" soup recipe! Sometimes I add ham in place of bacon. You can also leave out the potatoes & it's just as go...

Not a fan of black eyed peas but my husband loves them. This recipe was tasty enough for me to really enjoy and even my picky hubby liked it too. Next time I'll use peppered bacon just to give i...

I really loved this recipe. It was delicious over cornbread. I added more bacon and used frozen black-eyed peas instead of fresh since I had them on hand. It was a great was enjoy a New Year'...

Yum! Great, easy recipe. Just made this to have tomorrow for New Years lunch, and plan to serve with the Waikiki Cornbread recipe from this site. Used pepper-crusted bacon like the last revie...

This was GREAT! I was afraid of the amount of salt so I did make a few adjustments: Used only 1 bullion cube, a quart of low salt chicken broth and only 2 quarts of water. I also used cracked p...

The end result was very tasty, but it took quite a bit longer to make this than what the recipe stated. Perhaps soaking the beans overnight would have speeded up the process.

Only added about 1.5 quarts of water. Served over corn bread. Very yummy, reminded me of my grandmother. Even the kids ate it. Thanks, I was craving black eyed peas and no recipe to pull from.

This recipe was perfect for a dreary day. I didn't have enough bacon so I added smoked sausage as well and this turned it into a real meal. I also added 2 cups of carrots, which improved the hea...

I added some garlic and carrots - I thought the soup was great!! Definitely not a typical soup. Its a keeper!