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Quick Hoppin' John Soup


"This is a modification of my father's hoppin' john recipe. The only difference between his and mine is the use of tomatoes. It's a great recipe for the holidays (New Year's) or any time during winter months. There are many versions of this recipe here, but this one is quick so you can throw it together after a long day at work for the whole family to enjoy!"
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35 m servings 307 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 307 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 16.1 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 1451 mg
  • 58%

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. Crumble sausage into a skillet over medium heat and cook until evenly brown.
  2. In a large pot, mix the cooked sausage, rice mix with seasoning packet, black-eyed peas, tomatoes, broth and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 20 minutes, or until rice is tender. Season to taste with salt.

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  1. 223 Ratings

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This recipe was excellent. I teach a basic nutrition education program designed for limited resource families, and I was looking for a good, easy and inexpensive hoppin john recipe for New Year...

Most helpful critical review

Made it by the recipe. Didn't care for it but my friend born and bred in Texas loved it. Go figure.

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This recipe was excellent. I teach a basic nutrition education program designed for limited resource families, and I was looking for a good, easy and inexpensive hoppin john recipe for New Year...

We liked this hearty soup. I added celery, green pepper and onion to the sausage as it browned. Only added one can of tomatoes and used 3 C chicken broth with 1 C water. Added all ingredients ...

Too bad the ratings only to 5!! I'm not from the South and I've never had this soup before. It's a welcome change and easy to prepare. I pretty much followed the recipe, but added two stalks of ...

Like others, I don’t care for plain old black-eyed peas for New Years. I wanted to make this recipe exactly. I had most of the ingredients. One of my cans of peas was “with snaps” but I figured ...

EXCELLENT. SO.... much flavor. I added sauteed chopped celery, peppers, onions, roasted garlic, sage and cayenne. I substituted pork sausage for smoked turkey sausage. And also I did one ca...

As written, I'd rate this a 4. But, I added some andouille sausage instead of the sage pork sausage, and omited the tomatoes and 1 cup of water (we wanted it a little less soupy.) A little caj...

I cut this recipe in half and it still fed 5 people for dinner - with leftovers for 2 the next day! I let it boil down to a very thick stew. Very Enjoyable!

This soup is sooooo good! I followed the recipe exactly except for I decided to add some cayenne pepper to add some heat. My husband said " oh honey this recipe is a keeper". It is so simple ...

This soup is excellent! I made one change and omitted the tomatoes. The black eyed peas I used came seasoned and were very good in this soup. It will become a family favorite! Thank you for s...