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Southern Black Eyed Peas with Andouille Sausage
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Black Eyed Peas with Andouille Sausage

What would the new year be without Black Eyed Peas? It’s a traditional dish served in the South on New Year’s Day, consisting of a savory black-eyed pea mixture served over rice. To jazz it up, I added Andouille Sausage and Louisiana Skillet Cornbread for a true southern dish. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 668kcal
Author: Chula King


  • 1 pound 16 ounces dried black-eyed peas, soaked overnight and rinsed well
  • 1 pound 16 ounces Andouille Sausage, sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 large onion chopped (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 2 stalks celery chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 bell pepper seeded and chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun Seasoning (See Note 1)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 quart (4 cups) low sodium chicken broth
  • 10 ounce can Rotel Original Tomatoes and Chilies
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped chives or green onions for garnish (optional)
  • 3 cups steamed white rice


  • Cook sausage over medium heat in a large Dutch oven until browned, about 10 minutes. 
  • Add onion, celery, bell pepper, and Cajun seasoning. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often to loosen any browned bits on bottom of Dutch oven. Add minced garlic; cook for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add Rotel Tomatoes and Chilies. Add black eyed peas, thyme, salt, pepper, and chicken broth. Stir to combine all ingredients.
  • Cover and simmer over medium low heat for one hour or until peas are tender and creamy. Adjust seasonings; if desired, garnish with chopped chives or green onions. Serve over rice. Yield: 6 servings.


  1. I used Emeril's Essense for the Cajun seasoning.


Calories: 668kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 1198mg | Potassium: 1451mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 16.4mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 8.7mg