Quick Hoppin' John Soup Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick Hoppin' John Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Quick Hoppin' John Soup

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"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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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 11, 2006

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's. Several groups have done this recipe, both as written and with additions of Chorizo sausage, Old Bay Seasoning, and leftover honey baked ham. Even people who do not eat black-eyed peas rave about this recipe. For those with problems with black-eyed peas, any other bean would work well. It's a great recipe as is, or as a base for a very creative cook. Thanks for such a great recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 05, 2008

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

Oct 17, 2006

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 except rice and simmered for about an hour (reduced it some too). Added rice and simmered on heat for 10 minutes. Removed from heat and let sit until rice was done but not mushy.

Jan 08, 2007

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 celery,diced and one medium onion, chopped, and cooked them in with the saugage as a reviewed suggested. I used a 16 oz frozen pkg of black eyed peas, thawed, because we like fresh or frozen veggies much better than canned. I gave the peas about a 20 minute head start in the broth and water. I also added about a cup of thinly diced cooked ham, per a reviewer. Served with made-from-scratch cornbread. Yum!! This goes into the rotation file, for sure!!

Jan 01, 2007

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 a few pieces of green beans wouldn’t hurt anything. I got the exact Sage sausage. I couldn’t find the 6-ounce, uncooked, with seasoning packet, long grain and wild rice. My store only had Rice-a-Roni called “long grain and wild” and it was a 4.3 ounce box. I love Rice-a-Roni but it isn’t all rice. The Roni part is Vermicelli. I got Uncle Ben’s, already cooked, long grain and wild rice in an 8.8-ounce package and I left out the 2 cups of water. Since I had varied, anyway, from the recipe, I threw in some onions that I pre-cooked in the microwave. A must in any soup worth eating! I didn’t need it to be that quick. I simmered in my Crock Pot on High for a few hours. My hoppin’ John soup was very tasty and I’d make it again. It’s mild though. If you want spicy, a little garlic powder and hot sauce would blend well, or use a spicier sausage. Good recipe that doesn’t require exactness.

Jan 01, 2007

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 can of mild rotel tomatoes and 1 can of diced tomatoes instead of 2 cans of the same. I'll definitely make this one againg

Jan 02, 2006

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 cajun seasoning, and we thought this was a 5* for sure. Thanks for helping us start the New Year right!

Jan 13, 2006

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!


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  • Calories
  • 307 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 16.1 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 1499 mg
  • 60%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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